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Neat Little Project: Make a Headboard from Salvaged Doors

Neat Little Project: Make a Headboard from Salvaged Doors

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Position the headboard cleat flush either with the top mending plate or with the top rail of the doors, and attach it using 1⅝-inch screws. Make sure the long point of the cut side is positioned away from the salvaged door. Enlist someone to help you take the assembly to the desired location. (If you're working solo, you can take it apart and move it one door at a time. Reassembly goes quickly once you've done all the cuts and drill holes.)Install the HeadboardPosition the headboard assembly in the desired location and flush against the wall to which you plan to attach it. Place the wall cleat flush underneath and against the headboard cleat. The cleats should fit snugly against each other. Mark the position of the wall cleat.Remove the assembly and use a level to square the wall cleat. Attach the cleat to the studs in the wall (make sure the long point of the cleat is away from the wall) using 3½-inch screws.Hang the headboard on the cleat. Then stand back and enjoy the look of your new headboard!More: How to Find a Stud With a Magnet

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