Bed headboard to protect the new cotton plaster wall

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Bed headboard to protect the new cotton plaster wall: cotton

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Two emergency projects were scheduled for the weekend. The first unexpected was the repair of the storage tank of our house water plant (I will report later). The second was not an emergency, but it had to be.

For the test and a guide, I designed a wall with cotton plaster and a wall sticker in the bedroom. It was new to me and I found it pretty interesting. Of course the instructions follow. Anyway, I had long since removed the headboard from our bed because it was somehow too old-fashioned. Which, however, did not remain without traces on the wall. Now I do not want to sweep the cotton plaster in two years (if that works at all) or fill it up again. Therefore, our bed needs a headboard again - is there a special name for it? This should of course look a bit more modern, be covered with leather, have an indirect lighting, a light switch, built-in speakers, bracket for the remote control... Well, my wife would have climbed onto the roof. We stick to adhesive film, artificial leather and LED lighting.

Material selection and cutting for the headboard

Bed headboard to protect the new cotton plaster wall: protect

Rough experimental setup

Last week, there was a new wardrobe in the parents-in-law and actually we wanted to saw the old already. Under reservation, however, I have claimed and wanted to wait a bit. OK then! With a door height of 190 cm, these were just enough for my 182 cm long headboard. This should consist of three layers. A rear, larger wall with glossy white adhesive film, a lower second layer to accommodate the lighting, and a front padded layer that gently covers the lighting. For the middle layer, I put two boards next to each other, because you can not see that later and I still had a big door left over.

Milling the contour

Although I like a edgy design, but it may be a little more comfortable in the bedroom by curves already. So I looked for something round and decided on a suitable rounding off. I landed with a tray with a diameter of 36 cm. I liked it that way and I set up the milling circle afterwards. But not immediately, first I wanted to make the big mistake and transferred the radius of the tray on all boards and then to use the jigsaw. Find the mistake! Luckily I noticed it before - If the boards in front of it are a bit smaller, the radius has to be adjusted as well. For example, the layer of illumination is 5 cm smaller than the rear layer and the padded front plate is 2 cm larger. This results in the radii:

  • rear plate 18 cm
  • middle plate 13 cm
  • front plate 15 cm

Bed headboard to protect the new cotton plaster wall: headboard

Milling with a cutting circle

Bed headboard to protect the new cotton plaster wall: headboard

All Radian are milled

Bed headboard to protect the new cotton plaster wall: wall

Center holes should fit

At this distance, I have each drilled the holes for the cutting circle, this set and the router then aligned to the edge. Too exact that should not be aligned and the radius would be better to set 2 mm larger. So you have some play and does not mow in the wood when the 90° milling path is a little over-stimulated.

For the ego: I have calculated the radii, each individually touched, drilled, milled and then measured the boards from the edge and piled up. Clearly theoretically, the center holes should now be exactly on top of each other, but if this is even so, although the boards were sawed without great accuracy, you can justifiably rejoice a little. ?

Upholstery with synthetic leather

Bed headboard to protect the new cotton plaster wall: protect

Cut upholstery fabric to fit

What is upholstery when there is no foam? Who does not take care of, has nothing there and must be creative. At first I thought about using an old mattress, but it was much too thick. The area does not serve for sitting and should not be too edgy later. Fortunately, we have enough blankets and so one fell victim to my plan. Not the cheapest choice, as such ceilings are not exactly stable and slightly forgiven. No matter the ceiling is cut to match the wood and the leather with about 5 cm supernatant. When attaching it starts with a long straight side and the artificial leather - without pulling - angegetertert. Then it continues on the opposite and the other straight sides. Bows are always a bit complicated and have to be folded. This requires some practice and a good sense of how big the wrinkles must be. With me it gets better with every project.

Bed headboard to protect the new cotton plaster wall: cotton

Cut leather with overhang

Bed headboard to protect the new cotton plaster wall: plaster

Wrinkles bows

Bed headboard to protect the new cotton plaster wall: plaster

Padded back wall

Nothing more without LED lighting

Also not with me and because I still have a lot of LED Stripes and remote controls, something had to be installed. Now these sometimes stick not so good and certainly not on the saw edge of a chipboard. Therefore, I have "smoothed" the middle board on the side surfaces with adhesive film. Bows are somewhat critical, but can be cut several times and then overlapped. Gluing the surfaces is also an advantage since they are a bit visible later.

Bed headboard to protect the new cotton plaster wall: protect

Cut the adhesive foil at radii

Bed headboard to protect the new cotton plaster wall: protect

Prepared for LED lighting

Bed headboard to protect the new cotton plaster wall: headboard

What does blue light do?

If the edge looks good, the center board can already be screwed from behind to the padded one. For aligning, the centering holes can be used by milling the radii. If they (like me) fit well.

Finally, stick the last board, which must be worked very clean. The glossy foil does not forgive a crumb under it. This is clearly visible later. So much is not visible from the surface afterwards - I still stuck it completely, because I have no use for the narrow strip anyway. Gladly I would have already set in the first board Einschlag threaded sleeves, which I would have screwed the three boards together later on the brackets. Unfortunately, I had no suitable and if you work at night, no hardware store has opened. So bungled plank after board screwed from the back with wood screws.

Headboard with LED lighting

I was done with that. Luckily I had picked up the metal struts with which the old headboard was attached and so I was able to attach the new with it right away.

Once again I built something, it lights up, my wife is satisfied, the wall is protected with the cotton plaster.... Everything is fine, ?

Bed headboard to protect the new cotton plaster wall: wall

Bed headboard to protect the new cotton plaster wall: plaster

Bed headboard to protect the new cotton plaster wall: protect

Bed headboard to protect the new cotton plaster wall: cotton

Bed headboard to protect the new cotton plaster wall: plaster

A new headboard with LED lighting for our bed

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