A repurposed door produces an intriguing headboard, but hanging it on the wall might have you shouted. To make sure it stays where you need it to and doesn’t fall off and come crashing down on your mind, you must attach it through the wall’s drywall to the studs behind. This isn’t as hard as it sounds when you have the correct tools to do the job.
Position the bed in which you would like it at the room. Move it away from the wall during the headboard setup so you have access to the wall behind the bed. When you install the headboard, you wo not want to modify the bed’s place.
Place the stud finder on the wall at the edge of the bed. Move it gently and then make a mark when it signals the place of a stud. In standardly framed homes, studs are spaced 16 inches apart on center, leaving just 3/4 of an inch on both sides of the center of the stud. A two-by-four stud when cut really measures 1 1/2 ins by 3 1/2 in..
Measure from your very first mark across the wall, then placing a mark every 16 inches across the breadth of the bed for the amount of the headboard. Double-check these extra marks with your stud finder to guarantee the marks are about the studs. Adjust as needed, because the doorway headboard must attach into the studs at the wall to keep it from pulling.
Transfer these measurements to the doorway headboard — you would like to secure the screws straight through the doorway.
Predrill the wooden headboard with the power drill and drill bit to create holes for the screws in at least four locations at the very top and bottom of the headboard. This prevents harm to the timber when you add the screws and will keep the headboard flat against the wall. Eliminate the drill bit, and add the plug cutter attachment to the end of the drill that matches the magnitude of your wooden buttons. Sink the plug cutter to the very first predrilled place, centering it over the hole. Let it cut in the wood the depth of your wood buttons. Duplicate for every screw location.
Secure the door into the wall at the penciled mark locations, after ensuring it’s level. Place the degree atop the doorway at the center and at either end to verify that it’s level in which you intend to install it. Readjust as needed until the door is level. Insert the screws through the washers and through the doorway. Secure each screw into your stud. This step may require the guidance of someone to hold up the door, unless you have it securely propped up at several locations.
Dab a bit of wood glue on the back of the timber buttons. Tap each wood button to the plug-cut hole using the rubber mallet. Wipe off any glue that comes from the hole using a damp sponge, as you don’t need the glue to dry on the headboard.
Stain or paint the timber buttons to match the finish on the doorway headboard.