I decided I wanted a headboard for my bed but because of the unusual width of 140 cm there isn’t much available. In fact I couldn’t find anything so what you see above is a DIY job by yours truly.
It started out with a piece of chip board which I actually used as a headboard at the old house. But because that was for a 120 cm bed I had to rethink it a little bit. I needed to widen it but was also willing to lower it which meant I could cut off the top part where the line is and add to the side after trimming it a little.
Like so with a piece of wood to brace the two pieces together.
To get a bit of thickness and legs at the same time I used some 2×2” that I also had lying around in the garage. Here I’m trying everything out for size but it’s not attached yet.
I used wood glue and clamps to hold the brace in place and then added screws for extra stability.
Then I screwed everything together from the front.
Again I just used what I had at home and added some left over wadding to the front for a bit of softness. Mini supervised. Of course.
Trimming the corners so they wouldn't get to bulky.
Here’s the almost finished product from the back
And from the front. I didn’t have enough wadding to cover the whole thing but the part that’s not covered will be hidden by the bed anyway so it doesn’t matter. Oh, I also added a couple of little 2×2” pieces at the bottom to make sure the headboard wouldn’t bow inwards when the bad was pushed against it.
Then it was just a matter of stapling on some heavy white cotton fabric, shoving it behind the bed, pushing the bed against it and it was done! I like that it’s white now but I also like that I can just hang any fabric off the headboard and instantly change the mood of the bedroom if I want to. Maybe something nice and wooly with winter approaching.