Step 8: Mount the Headboard

Mount the Headboard
Photo: Gemma Comas
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You can also attach the headboard to the bed frame, but it will be sturdier if it's mounted right on the wall by hanging it on a cleat. Using a drill/driver and 2½-inch screws going into studs or wall anchors, attach a level strip of blocking to the wall, positioning it just below the height of the bottom of the headboard cap. Slide the headboard into place with the cap on top of the blocking. Nail it down it with 4d finish nails. Screw through the base of the headboard and into the studs or wall anchors using 2½-inch screws.
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    Tools List

    • drill
      Drill/Driver
    • circular saw
      Circular Saw
    • miter saw
      Miter Saw
    • hammer
      Hammer
    • hand plane
      Hand Plane

    Shopping List

    1. 4d finish nails

    2. 1x6 and 1x3 trim boards

    3. Crown molding

    4. Three sets of 24x80 three-paneled bifold doors (for a full or queen bed)

    5. 8-inch steel strapping (and ¾-inch bolts)

    6. 1½-inch screws (and fender washers)

    7. Four turned wood feet

    8. Wood glue