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Upholstery

Image of a semi-finished tufted headboard w/ night stands. It includes integrated outlets, LED, dimmable lighting and selft-supporting structure.

Image of a semi-finished tufted headboard w/ night stands. It includes integrated outlets, LED, dimmable lighting and selft-supporting structure

I designed and built a tufted headboard + bed bench. It was my first time doing upholstery. The construction included:

  1. Building a 5x5ft frame from 2″x3″
  2. Ply wood board, 1/4 thick. I cut plywood into 2x pieces so it fits in my sedan so had to add extra wood to reinforce this joint
  3. Preparation of upholstery materials: 4″ foam, upholstery cloth, buttons, battingg and glue
  4. Upholstery: glued the foam to the board, then batting on top. Instead of using strings, I used screws to make the depressiosd. I then glued buttons to cover screws.
  5. Construction of night stands
  6. Final assembly
4" foam glued to 1/4" ply wood board. I cut location of depressions in diamond shape every half a foot.

4″ foam glued to 1/4″ ply wood board. I cut location of depressions in diamond shape every half a foot.

The headboard at the of tufting step.

The headboard at the end of tufting step.

 

Two night stands during construction

Two night stands during construction

 

Bed bench during construction

Bed bench during construction

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