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Ken's DIY Bed - How to make a Headboard

Ken's DIY Bed - How to make a Headboard

Materials for the base:
  • 2 sheets of 4x8 plywood
  • 2 sheets of rigid insulation
  • Adhesive
  • Cotton drop cloth
  • Staple gun
  • Upholstery tacks
  • Bread knife
  • Batting
Materials for Upholstering the headboard:
  • Cotton drop cloth
  • Staple Gun
  • Upholstery Tacks
Materials for Bedding:
  • Bed Skirt
  • Fitted Sheet
  • Flat sheet
  • Blanket
  • Duvet
  • Sleeping Pillows
  • Euro Shams
  • Decorative Pillows


Directions for Creating the base:


  1. Take precut headboard and show using adhesive to attach insulation.

  2. Swap out to headboard where insulation is already attached and mostly cut.

  3. Cut remainder of insulation live.

  4. Wrap batting around headboard and start to staple.

Directions for Upholstering the headboard:


  1. Iron drop cloth if needed

  2. Lay headboard face down on cloth

  3. Pull cloth around headboard and staple in place

  4. Trim excess

  5. Secure around edges of bed with tacks


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Directions for layering sheets:


  1. Correct order to layer sheets: bed skirt, fitted sheet, flat sheet, blanket, duvet

  2. Deeply colored sheets fade easily and are not as soft

  3. Flat sheet always goes pattern side down

  4. Fold sheets and blankets down 15-20 inches

  5. Create unity by matching shams to duvet covers

Directions for a DIY fur throw:


  1. Get fur & backing

  2. Place face to face

  3. Sew around all four sies

  4. Leave 12 inches unsewn


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