Step 6: Affix Fabric to Headboard

Adding Fabric to Headboard
Ilustration: Jason Lee
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Flip the headboard over again so that it’s rightside up. If your fabric has any wrinkles, iron it, then center it over the headboard, using clamps to hold it in place, if necessary. Flip the headboard back so that the fabric is on the floor. Starting at the top center and pulling tightly as you go, staple the fabric to the wood. When you reach the corners, fold the fabric neatly, as you would wrapping paper. Once the entire headboard is covered, trim any excess fabric.
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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