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How To Attach A Handmade Headboard To A Bedframe

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If you just went through the entire process of creating a beautiful headboard, you might be wondering how you're going to attach it to the bedframe. It's not as difficult as you think, and with a few simple tools, and a friend to hold things steady, you can do it yourself. This guide demonstrates how to accomplish the goal of securing your creative headboard to a bedframe with ease.

Step 1: Gather Your Materials

Visit the home improvement store and gather any of the following items that you don't already have at home:

  • Four long bolts that fit all the way through the headboard and frame
  • Eight washers that fit the bolts
  • Four nuts to place on the end of the bolts
  • Drill
  • Drill bit that's the same size as the bolts
  • Two wrenches
  • Level

Step 2: Drill Holes in the Headboard

Stand the headboard against the wall and have your friend hold the frame against it. Use the level to make sure the frame is flat so that the bed isn't slanted when you complete the job.

Place the drill bit in the drill and drill two holes in the legs of the headboard, one on top of the other. Make sure that they line up with the holes on the frame.

Step 3: Attach the Bolts

Slide one washer on a bolt and then slide the bolt through the back of the headboard leg, through the top hole on the bedframe. Slide another washer on the bolt, and then screw the nut on the end.

Repeat this step for the bottom hole of the headboard and frame.

Step 4 Tighten Things Up

Place a wrench on the head of the top bolt and another wrench on the nut. Hold the head in place as you turn the nut with the wrench to tighten it. Be sure that the bolt is tight, but don't tighten it so much that you strip the bolt.

Repeat this step for the bottom bolt.

Step 5: Secure the Other Side

Repeat all these steps for the other side of the bedframe and headboard.

Place the level on each side of the frame to ensure that it is flat. If it isn't, repeat the above steps until it's level. Clean up any sawdust from drilling the holes into the headboard legs. Call a furniture repair expert like one from Dura Strip of Santa Monica if you run into any problems with these steps. Share this with others who want to create their own headboard, but might not know how to attach it to the bedframe.