Step 2: Cut Foam to Length of Wood

Cutting Foam for Plywood
Illustration: Jason Lee
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Lay the foam on the floor and place the wood over it. Trace the outline of the board onto the foam, then cut the foam with a utility knife.
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    Tools List

    • hand saw
      Saw
    • utility knife
      Utility knife
    • staple gun
      Staple gun and staples
    • hand clamps
      Clamps (optional)
    • mallet
      Rubber mallet
    • drill
      Drill/driver

    Shopping List

    ½-inch plywood cut to the width of your bed frame and desired height

    ½-inch-thick foam to cover one side of the plywood

    Batting

    Spray adhesive

    3 yards of upholstery fabric

    Nailhead trim

    D-rings