Who doesn’t love a good weekend project? If you’re looking for the perfect backdrop for your bed, I found just the thing from our friends at iSpyDIY! It’s one of my favorite small apartment ideas because it elevates the look of the bedroom without spending more $$$. It’s super easy too, trust me. That being said, you have to use a miter saw to cut the wood but once that’s done, putting together the rest of the materials is easy.
If you’ve never tried cutting wood before, have a friend do it for you or have the wood sawn by a professional. I suggest getting extra wood because this tutorial involves a little trial and error. Are you ready to give your bed a much-needed makeover? Let’s jump right in:
You will need:
Step 1: Cut the Plywood
Start by cutting the plywood, this will serve as the base of the headboard. In the tutorial, the plywood was cut into 84 inches wide by 48 inches tall for a king size bed. Adjust the cut to fit the width and height of your own mattress.
Step 2: Assembling the Casing
Once the plywood has been cut, you can start laying out the wooden pieces or casing on top of the plywood. Alternate the white and unfinished casings. The short ends should touch the tall ends to create little peaks and valleys.
Check where you want to place the inverse design then mark the wooden pieces at the same spot. With a miter saw, cut 45-degree angles on each piece. Once all the wooden pieces are cut, lay them in an inverted pattern. Use the excess to cut 4 inches wooden pieces. These pieces go to the edges of the plywood.
Step 3: Set the Wooden Pieces
Once the geometric design has been completed, it’s time to set the wooden pieces in place with wood glue. Just apply the wood glue and place each wooden pieces onto the plywood base. When all pieces have been glued, leave the glue to dry for 24 hours. For the wooden pieces’ rough ends, sand them down once the glue dries completely.
Step 4: Add the Trims
Measure the perimeter of the headboard base. Cut pieces of wood at a 45-degree angle to form a miter corner joint. Apply glue to the angled end of the trims then stick onto the headboard base. Use the clamp to make the trims stick to the headboard well and leave the wood glue to dry.
Step 5: Installation
Once the wood glue is nice and dry, you’re ready for installation. Screw the headboard into the wall behind your bed then give your bed a push onto the headboard to complete the look!
That wasn’t so hard, was it? If you love simple small apartment ideas such as this quick project, we’ve got lots of easy tutorials in store for you!