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Making A Fabric Headboard

edited 30 November -1 at 12:00AM in Crafting
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edited 30 November -1 at 12:00AM in Crafting
Hi, I've decided to make a pretty simple replacement headboard for my bed, it's a custom size bed so an off the shelf headboard doesn't quite work.

My plan is pretty simple, cover a board with foam, wadding and then fabric. My question is this... what kind of board should I buy for this?

MDF, OSB or plywood?

Any recommendations on the board thickness? I've seen a few plans online but many don't make a recommendation for this. I was thinking 12mm? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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  • in_my_welliesin_my_wellies Forumite
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    I picked up a second hand headboard from freecycle and another from a charity shop because they then came with all the fittings (legs/bolts) which was the bit I would have found complicated.
    One was a straight rectangle which I cut down to fit a queen size bed.
    I stripped them down to the wood (MDF?)
    I think by rights you should cover the foam with a fire-retardant lining (a must for a rental) but I didn't - your choice
    Love living in a village in the country side
  • Kim_kimKim_kim Forumite
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    I made my own.
    I used two pieces of MDF, 2 pieces of foam & 2 pieces of cloth.
    The bed is super king, so each panel is 3 foot wide, by 4 foot tall.
    I mounted it flat against the wall from the top of the mattress.
    It’s only about 6 inches from the ceiling. I love it!
  • SystemSystem
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    Kim_kim wrote: »
    I made my own.
    I used two pieces of MDF, 2 pieces of foam & 2 pieces of cloth.
    The bed is super king, so each panel is 3 foot wide, by 4 foot tall.
    I mounted it flat against the wall from the top of the mattress.
    It’s only about 6 inches from the ceiling. I love it!



    Looks like MDF it is then. What thickness was the MDF you used?
  • Kim_kimKim_kim Forumite
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    Looks like MDF it is then. What thickness was the MDF you used?

    From memory about half an inch.
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