What type of Foam Can I Use to Make an Upholstered Headboard?

You do not require a good deal of time or materials to create an upholstered headboard of stretched and stapled fabric above a sheet of medium-density fiberboard or plywood cut to the desired contour. You require decorative upholstery nails or buttons, a staple gun, the wood foundation, upholstery foam, material and prayer. If necessary, you can even use a memory-foam mattress topper in place of upholstery foam, because these often cost less than upholstery foam. Even the most novice crafter can complete this project in about half a day or less.

Upholstery Foam

You require upholstery foam at least two inches thick or heavier cut to the contour of this wooden board or MDF. A serrated knife easily slices through the foam to size it to the form of the wood. Cover the foam with the polyester batting stapled to the wrong side of the wood to keep the foam in place. If you’re planning to set buttons on a tufted headboard, then first create the layout on the wood and then drill holes through it to fasten the buttons through the foam, batting and upholstery stuff.

Memory Foam Topper

A 2- to 3-inch polyurethane foam mattress topper, or even a 1 1/2-inch-thick topper that you double, offers a cheaper option than purchased upholstery foam, in case it’s possible to get the upholstery foam on the market. With a ridged bed topper, only face the ridges toward the wood base so that its flat side faces forwards on the headboard. The thicker the better, particularly in the event that you want to recline against the headboard when studying or watching TV in bed.

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