How To Mount A DIY Headboard To Wall?
The first thing that you need to consider when mounting a DIY headboard to the wall is whether or not it will interfere with your ceiling. If so then you may want to reconsider if you really want to go through all the trouble of installing one.
You could simply use a piece of plywood instead which would allow for easier access and removal later on.
If you are going to install a DIY headboard to the wall then you might as well get something that looks good too. If you have no idea what kind of style you like, then it’s best to just buy a cheap looking one.
There are many different types available at any hardware store and they’re usually pretty inexpensive. You don’t necessarily need fancy materials either; wood veneer, plywood, and even cardboard work fine for DIY headboards.
Once you’ve decided upon the type of material that you’ll be using, then it’s time to decide where you’d like to put it. Obviously, you want the headboard to face towards the room.
However, there are other considerations such as making sure that your walls aren’t already too high or low. Also, there are some rooms where a DIY headboard would look better than others.
It’s also worth noting that you’ll probably want to purchase some sort of support system for your DIY headboard. That means you’ll need to invest in something like a metal bracket or even a piece of wood.
You may also decide to drill holes into the side of your wall and run wires from there. Whatever method you choose, make sure that it won’t interfere with anything else around the room (like the ceiling) since you don’t want your DIY headboard blocking out light! For example, a headboard would look pretty out of place in a kitchen or bathroom. These are just some things that you should think about before moving on to the next step, which is actually building it.
The first thing that you need to do is cut the wood to the dimensions that you desire. It’s probably best to make these at least a couple of inches thick so that they are sturdy enough for whatever method you intend to mount them with.
Now that we’ve gone over some basic tips and tricks, it’s time to get to the fun stuff. For this example, we’re going to pretend that you’ve decided to make a wall out of some thin plywood.
To start, you’ll want to figure out where you want the headboard to go in your room (obviously it should go behind your bed). Next, you’ll need to measure the height of the wall and cut a piece of plywood accordingly. You do have the option of simply nailing it directly to your wall, but you will want to make sure that it is securely fastened.
The next step is to cut out a rectangular hole wherever you plan to mount it. This is where you may want to purchase a wooden support system and it is also important to make sure that the edges are not jagged.
After this, just mount your DIY headboard to the wall.
After that, you’ll want to use a pencil to mark where you’ll be making holes in the plywood. What you’ll want to do is make them as far apart as possible while still having them line up with the studs in your wall.
If you’re not sure about what a stud is, you can usually tell by tapping on the walls. You should be able to hear a difference when you hit one. You may want to apply a coat of paint in order to cover up any blemishes or stains. After this, you are all finished and ready to go!
Once you’re finished with that, it will be time to drill holes into the plywood. For this step, you’ll want to use a drill bit that is slightly smaller than the screws that you have.
It’s best to go slowly and make sure that the holes are straight. If not, the head of the screw won’t sit flush against the wall and this could cause it to strip out.
Of course, there are many other types of headboard designs to choose from. If you’re interested in something a little more complex, then you can always try your hand at building a curved headboard or perhaps one that is built into the wall.
As we stated before, there are a lot of bedroom ideas that can help you achieve the exact look and feel that you want. These are just a few suggestions that should get you off on the right foot.
You now have some great ideas on how to decorate your bedroom and turn it into an inviting space that you can enjoy every day. Remember, your bedroom is your sanctuary so you may want to do something special to reflect your personality.
The most important thing is that you enjoy yourself! Just remember that the headboard is supposed to complement the rest of the bedroom, not overwhelm it.
Sources & references used in this article:
- Wall mounted headboard for a bed (J Rutrick – US Patent 6,182,307, 2001 – Google Patents)
- Wall, headboard or ceiling mounted cordless illuminating device (M Sharma – US Patent App. 11/896,143, 2008 – Google Patents)
- Headboard anchor (P Singh – US Patent App. 12/082,910, 2009 – Google Patents)
- Decor unit and method for mounting same on a wall (RD Owens – US Patent 6,371,190, 2002 – Google Patents)