Originally Posted by Rossue
Headboard is great! Could be the perfect b-day present for someone I know
. It looks to me like that headboard is thinner where the mattress slides against it then protrudes out a little above the mattress?
Mary F- can you give us a description of how it was made please?
Yes, it's a 2 x 4 ft sheet of 3/4" plywood. The directions called for a 24" x 48" piece of foam, but I found some "densified batting," which seems like it might last longer. A drawback to the batting was it was in two 22" squares, which I cut to 22" x 20", using the remnants to fill the gap between the two larger pieces. The mattress does indeed slide up under the padded part, so it doesn't hang off the end of the platform (at least not by more than a smidge).
The board is bolted to the platform with L-braces and lock nuts. (We used wood screws on the vertical/back of the board.) It was interesting to get down under the platform to do the bolting (and even more interesting to get back out!) The directions called for 10" braces and we used 6" - which was a mistake and we may re-do it at some point - and we positioned it so that it doesn't actually touch the wall (which is why we might put a ledge/shelf across the top of it).
The board is covered with a yard of upholstery "velvet" that goes with my mom's coverlet quilt. The quilt works well enough
with our dinette (and valence) fabric, but in close proximity they don't really compliment each other; so I went looking for upholstery fabric that would work well with both - and I found it, on sale (!) for $5/yard. (Happy dance.)
This whole arrangement was what attracted us to the front window in the 21; and I'm not disappointed with how it turned out.
Merry Xmas, y'all.