How to Make Bamboo Headboard

Nov 21st

Bamboo Headboard – Create a natural headboard with bamboo and fabric for a spa-like atmosphere in your bedroom. Bamboo stalks are available from many timber supply stores, they are easy to cut and pair beautifully with silk, cotton or linen fabric. Have a 3/4-inch-thick sheet of plywood cut to fit the overall dimensions of your headboard. Make your headboard as high as you want, but the width must be at least as wide as your mattress.  Cut a part of upholstery foam to fit the middle of the face of your headboard. Leave a 4-inch border around the edge of the plywood open so you can place the bamboo stalks that. Cut the foam with an electric knife.

The Bamboo Headboard
The Bamboo Headboard

Spray glue over the face of the plywood and secure the foam of bamboo headboard.  Cut a portion of the batt to fit over the face and edges of the foam. Possibility of a 1/2-inch lip around the perimeter of the foam, so you can attach batting to the plywood. Spray glue on foam and lay the batting on top. Staple batting around the foam insert staples every three inches or so.

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Cut enough fabric to cover the foam and batting. Leaving the same lip around the edge for stapling. Cover batting with the fabric and staple it in place.  Cut bamboo stems to fit limits for your headboard. Plan to Butt ago stems from the stem along the top and bottom corners. Cut enough stems so the border with bamboo headboard, from the edge of the foam to the edge of the plywood, covered with bamboo stalks. Secure the stems to the headboard with construction adhesive. Let the glue dry.