DIY California King Tufted Bed Headboard – A California king tufted bed headboard not only adds glamour to your bedroom but it also adds comfort to your bed. It’s a very easy to do project that can be done in an afternoon. First steps measuring and cutting the plywood. In that case you’ll need a circular saw or any other saw that you have available. Measure the width of your bed and add 2 inches. Then measure from the floor to the height you want your headboard to be and cut your plywood to these measurements. Lay the foam on the floor and lay the cut plywood on top. With the marker trace the shape of the plywood on the foam and cut it with the utility knife or a pair of scissors. Don’t worry about cutting it perfectly because the batting will go over and smooth the edges.
Next steps to make California king tufted bed headboard, measure out and mark where you want the button-tufting to be. It’s usually a square grid pattern, evenly spaced. Since the head board is going to be standing on the floor you just need to do this to the top part that’s going to be visible. Drill holes in the board where you placed the marks. Spray one side of the plywood with the spray adhesive and place the foam on top. Cut the batting in a way that there is enough extra batting on all sides to wrap around the foam and the plywood. Spray the adhesive on the foam is place the batting on top. Run your hands over the batting pressing it against the foam to make sure it’s glued evenly to the foam. Flip the plywood with the foam and batting attached and lay it flat on the floor. Gently pull the batting and staple it to the back of the plywood. Staple first the top center then the bottom center. Do the same to the sides and then staple all over in between those four initial staples making sure it’s evenly stretched.
Next steps to make California king tufted bed headboard, lay the fabric on the floor right side down and place the batted plywood on top in a way that is centered on the fabric. If your fabric has a pattern make sure the pattern is lined up evenly with your board. Staple the fabric to the back of the plywood the same way you did the batting making sure to stretch tightly and evenly as you staple around the board. Trim the excess batting and fabric. Cover the buttons with the fabric you want, following the instructions on the button-making kit. Double thread the upholstery needle and poke through the pre-drilled hole on the headboard from the back to the front, leaving some end of your thread hanging through the back. Tie the end of the thread to the finish nail on the back of the plywood in a way that it’s laying flat against the plywood. String the button and poke back through the hole on the headboard. Pull the thread tight and tie it securely to the finish nail. Since the headboard goes all the way to the floor, all you need to do is place it behind your bed pushing it against the wall to secure the headboard firmly in place.mid century bed cal king headboard