A headboard frame not only gives a bed frame an attractive look, but also gives it its own character. Many creative homemakers are looking for ways to make their own headboard as a way to not only save money, but also to add their own personal touch to a bedroom furniture.
There are a few steps to building your own wooden headboard frame, all of which can be summarized as follows.
The first process to building your own headboard piece combines the steps of measuring, cutting, sanding and staining. To measure, you need to follow the dimensions of the frame of the bed. Be sure to be exact when you measure the dimensions using a measuring tape.
Once you have completed this step, you need to cut the wood planks according to the exact size of the frame. Afterwards, use a sander to soften all the sharp edges of the cut wood. Make sure to use a sanding b lock for this purpose to make the process easier. Remember to wipe off all debris and dust before you proceed to staining the wood. To stain the wood, it is best to stain along with the grain and then letting it dry.
The second process involves distressing the wood and applying polyutherane. If you wish your headboard frame to look have an aged but elegant look, you can distress the wood. To do this, you can strike the wood frame with hard objects and also metal chains.
But be sure not to strike the wood to hard until you can see actual damage done to it. Just strike the wood until you see some “injuries” to its surface. For those who wish to have a headboard with a glossy surface, then you can apply a layer of polyutherane using a paintbrush. Creative woodworkers can also choose to carve their own designs onto the wood surface before applying the polyutherane.
The final process to building a headboard frame is to assemble and to attach the headboard to the bed frame. If you have wood pieces for the headboard, make sure you attach each individual wood piece to each other to make a whole headboard first before you attach the latter to the frame. To actually attach the headboard, you will need a hammer, nails, screws, bolts and nuts and follow the design that you have already prepared beforehand.
Building your own wooden headboard frame is now a popular alternative for homeowners to cut costs and to add their own personal taste to their bedroom furniture.