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Old 06-12-2015, 09:24 AM   #1
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attaching a headboard to a wooden bedframe


HióIíve got a rookie question, and I guess itís more or less carpentry. A friend of mine bought a wooden bedframe and, separately, a headboard to attach to it. The problem is that the headboard is designed to attach to a standard METAL bedframe: You stick a bolt through a washer, then through one of the headboardís two metal legs, then through the hole in the bedframe, and then tighten everything with a nut.

Iím not sure how to adapt this for her wooden bedframe. Iím thinking of replacing the bolt and nut with a screw; that is, Iíd screw the headboard to the bedframe (probably still using the washer). Does anyone have any thoughts about whether that would work to secure a moderately heavy headboard to bed? Or better ways to solve the problem? Thanks in advance!
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What is the way the frame was designed to have a headboard mounted?

Should be some kind of brackets, or pre drilled holes on it.

If not I would get some type of bracket for the frame and through bolt it to the frame , then mount the headboard the way it was designed to the metal frame.

Maybe you can through bolt the headboard directly to the frame by drilling proper holes for it. Just use sturdy enough bolts, you do not want a loose headboard to fall on a sleeping person.

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Thanks for the thoughts, de-nagorg! As far as I can tell, the frame wasn't designed to have a headboard mounted at all--there are neither brackets nor holes.

I'm looking around for brackets that might work--though I think that would mean adding some unwanted distance between the headboard and the frame.

As for drilling proper holes--I like the idea, but the holes could only go through the frame's legs, which are pretty thick; I don't think I'd trust myself to get a good straight hole all the way through.
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