The headboard of the bed is the detail that, on the one hand, makes the interior thoughtful and even finished, but on the other-almost always remains in the background. So it turns out: the thing is necessary, but you do not want to spend a lot of money on it. And don’t! We will tell you how to decorate a bed, using the remnants of building materials for decoration.
This time I decided to use clippings of boards that were not in demand in my other projects, and create a headboard for the bed. It will be made in the form of a panel and fixed not on the bed, but on the wall with the help of a French bar.
Mounting “French bar”
Immediately you need to pay attention to the method of fixing the headboard, as this affects the structure of the frame.
For the manufacture of mounting a wide board (the length is equal to the width of the bed) I spread it lengthwise into two equal parts at an angle of 45 degrees. I use the “French bar” mount. What does it represent? These are two response details. The lower bar is attached to the wall and serves as a stop — the upper one will be part of the headboard frame. As a result, it is enough to throw the headboard on the wall bar. This is a simple but reliable method of fixing, which is well suited for heavy and bulky items.
Since the upper mounting bar is part of the frame, the dimensions of the response elements must be correctly calculated. First, there will be two of them, since an additional reinforcing bar is provided in the center of the frame. Secondly, the second part of the attachment must be divided into two elements — and place them on the wall at a distance slightly greater than the width of the central bar.
Preparing the headboard frame
For the upper part of the frame, we use a bar cut at an angle of 45 degrees, and place it so that it is hung on the opposite part on the wall, that is, at an acute angle to the outside. The rest of the frame is a regular frame, reinforced in the center.
Decorative elements of the headboard
We’ll make the blanks. To do this, we will adjust the boards to the same thickness. The width can be different. This will make the drawing even more interesting. I chose the herringbone pattern. Now we need to understand exactly what length and in what quantity we will need the parts. We will make a marking on the canvas of the headboard-and we will file the boards.
Now — the most creative part. Let’s start laying out the boards according to the planned drawing. The protruding parts are not yet cut off. We fix the parts with glue and furniture nails. The surface of the finished canvas is leveled, sanded. Now it’s time to give the headboard the desired shape, that is, get rid of excess. I did it with a hand circular saw.
Tinting the wood
I treated the canvas with oil for wood. To make accents, we emphasize the drawing with yellow wax. We apply any flat bar to the panel along one of the decorative elements and smear the selected area with a sponge. We shift the bar and align the procrastination line on the other longitudinal side.
Headboard frame and mounting
The top of the headboard is decorated with a protruding decorative frame. To do this, I softened the corners of the bars and treated all the details with oil for wood. We fasten the details of the frame with nails.
The final stage is the installation of the panel on the wall. To do this, it is convenient to use a laser level. We make a marking on the wall and mount the lower part of the French mount. Remember that we have two of them. I used ordinary self-tapping screws with dowels. Do not forget to spread the lower bars so that the reinforcing bar fits between them. Then just put the finished headboard in the sharp corner between the wall and the bar-and enjoy the result!