Simple headboards

Three ways to make your bed unique

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CHANGEABLE CENTER PANEL

Build a simple frame for a plywood panel sized to fit the bed. Then, before attaching the frame, cover the panel with fabric, wood, or other materials.

Lengths of ½-inch quarter-round molding can line the inside of the frame to act as a stop for the panel, which is held in place from behind with metal straps or lengths of ¼-inch plywood. Different panels can be inserted to change the style.

Here, the plywood is painted to match the color of the walls and then faced with pieces of bamboo.

Design:  Peter O. Whiteley

More creative headboards in these Idea Houses:

Fabulous barn style by Monterey Bay

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