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xx   BED

How to mount a quilt to the wall to become a king-size headboard.
APARTMENT LIFE Apr 1979 (v.11#4) pg. 86

Headboard is made from plywood and 1x2s. Decorative top is made by cuts with a hole saw.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Feb 1971 (v.49#2) pg. 63

Photo shows application of fabric to hardboard and then up the wall for a headboard. Est. cost: $35.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1971 (v.49#7) pg. 44

Photo shows headboard made from the tilt-back mirror panel of an old dresser with padded velveteen where the mirror used to be. Est. cost: $41.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1971 (v.49#7) pg. 55

Photo shows wood-block headboard made by gluing odd scraps of wood to a plywood back. Est. cost: $17.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1971 (v.49#7) pg. 57

Photo shows wall-mounted headboard made from various lengths of rough sawn cedar and mirror tiles. Est. cost: $21.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1971 (v.49#7) pg. 60

Photo shows three styles of homemade headboards.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jun 1972 (v.50#6) pg. 149

Photo shows how a king-sized bed is enhanced by a large mirror mounted on the wall at the head of the bed and bookshelves built around the mirror. Est. cost: $95.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1972 (v.50#7) pg. 66

Photo shows how to make an attractive headboard by mounting shutter door panels to the wall and building a cornice that attaches at the ceiling. Est. cost: $65.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1972 (v.50#7) pg. 70

Photo shows how to make fancy pillows and a wall-hung headboard by gluing rug yarn to fabric. Construction details included. Est cost: 20.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1972 (v.50#7) pg. 75

Photo shows how to make a child's gazebo headboard using lattice molding. Est. cost: $18.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1972 (v.50#7) pg. 76

How to combine a three-drawer chest and a student desk to create a bed headboard and extra drawer space for a small area. Top of chest-desk unit is covered with plywood and plastic laminate. Back of unit is also covered.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Sep 1972 (v.50#9) pg. 92

How to make a padded headboard.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Sep 1972 (v.50#9) pg. 95

Directions and pattern for making a Noah's Ark wall hanging, 26"x38", using a batiking process for the design and then sewing the animals that fit into pockets and quilting the background. Can be used as a bed headboard.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jan 1973 (v.51#1) pg. 48, 91

Feature on eleven storage units you can build includes a bedroom space organizer that is a headboard, chest of drawers, and room divider in a single unit.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Mar 1973 (v.51#3) pg. 58

Photo shows how to make a cushion headboard by converting a foam rubber cushion with fabric that matches the beadspread. Cushion is hung with loops from a curtain rod mounted to the wall. Est. cost: $38.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1973 (v.51#7) pg. 42

Photo shows an elephant headboard made from 1/2" plywood and covered with vinyl fabric. Est. cost: $12.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1973 (v.51#7) pg. 68

Photo shows how a bed headboard can be made from the top of a cable spool.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1974 (v.52#7) pg. 50

Photo shows how to make a bed headboard from 3/4" plywood and furring strips. Est. cost: $25.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1975 (v.53#7) pg. 62

Pattern and instructions included for an appliqued headboard. Flowering vine motif is based on a design found on an historical marker.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Aug 1975 (v.53#8) pg. 40, 44

Instructions are given for making a macrame headboard, a hanging table from macrame with a glass top and a hanging shelf from macrame and pine.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jun 1976 (v.54#6) pg. 98

Photo shows a headboard quilt that looks like a brass bed. Pattern can be ordered. Est. cost: $16.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1976 (v.54#7) pg. 91

Photo and sketch show how to make a padded headboard backrest and open shelves/night tables for each side of the bed. Base for headboards and the shelves are made from chipboard. Est. cost: $39.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1977 (v.55#7) pg. 77

Photo shows how to make a wedge-shape ledge that can be placed in the corner of a bedroom to serve as both a headboard and a bedside table. Est. cost: $11.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1977 (v.55#7) pg. 87

Photo shows how to make a chrome-look headboard for a double bed by building a frame of 1x2s and covering it with 2" wide silver adhesive tape. Est. cost: $23.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1977 (v.55#7) pg. 90

Tip on how to make a rainbow headboard from plywood.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jan 1978 (v.56#1) pg. 68

How to build a waist-high storage unit that also serves as a bed headboard and has drawer and shelf sections at both ends. A center section 18" wide, 60" long and 40" deep holds extra blankets or other bulky items.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Mar 1978 (v.56#3) pg. 60

Instructions are given for making a macrame headboard, a hanging table from macrame with a glass top and a hanging shelf from macrame and pine.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jun 1978 (v.56#6) pg. 98

Fabric headboard with pockets is a 22" high, 40" wide wall-hung unit. Est. cost: $9.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1978 (v.56#7) pg. 99, 140

Butterfly headboard. Contrasting woods are laminated together and cut into the shape of a butterfly. Est. cost: $19.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1979 (v.57#7) pg. 91, 164

Sophisticated geometric headboard is built from floor and ceiling molding to give a carved look. Estimated cost: $43.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1980 (v.58#7) pg. 88, 126

Flag headboard. Eleven flags are made from wooden dowels and fabric. Flags are inserted in a 22" long pine base.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jan 1981 (v.59#1) pg. 47, 101

A storage headboard you can build that consists of 3 parts. The section at the head of the bed has a hinged top surface. This is flanked by drawer units on each side.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS May 1981 (v.59#5) pg. M10

Easy-to-build headboard is flanked by a pair of blind-covered triangular closets that offer ample room for clothes, shoes, and extra bedding.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jan 1982 (v.60#1) pg. F12

Simple closet made from a sheet of particle board installed 20" from the wall with a clothes pole at each end. Doubles as a headboard. Est. cost: $48.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Feb 1983 (v.61#2) pg. 37

Photo shows decorative headboard made by attaching decorative self-stick tape (Individu-Walls) to a panel. Est. cost: $25.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Feb 1983 (v.61#2) pg. 37

Brassy headboard. What looks like an expensive brass headboard is actually a piece of particle board, cut out and painted to fool the eye. Est. cost: $30.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Feb 1983 (v.61#2) pg. 75, 131

Appliqued headboard. Slipcover a dated headboard with prequilted fabric appliqued with a squirrel and acorns design. Est. cost: $50.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Feb 1984 (v.62#2) pg. 78, 141

Embroidered headboard, embroidered dust ruffle, and embroidered pillows combine colorful wools, crazy quilting and unique animal designs. A wool crazy quilt completes the ensemble.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Aug 1984 (v.62#8) pg. 45, 106, 108

Built-in headboard unit forms a floor-to-ceiling "arch" around the head of a bed. The 20" depth of the unit conceals adjustable bookshelves and overhead lighting.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Oct 1984 (v.62#10) pg. F2

Nightstand-bookshelf combo made from particleboard and pine. Overall dimensions: 24"x18"x23" tall. Simple matching headboard included. Est. cost: $28 and $22.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Mar 1985 (v.63#3) pg. 118, 184

Mission oak headboard is reminiscent of the early 20th century. Project plan can be ordered. Est. cost: $84.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Mar 1986 (v.64#3) pg. 79, 156

"Rise and Shine" bed headboard for a double bed is made from brightly painted particleboard. It is fastened to the wall and has two small shelves, one on each side. Est. cost: $58.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Mar 1986 (v.64#3) pg. 87, 176

Wooden headboard is shaped and painted like two dogs.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Aug 1989 (v.67#8) pg. 76, 83

How to make a padded slipcover for a wooden headboard.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Nov 1991 (v.69#11) pg. M7

Combine wallpaper borders with wood moldings. (1) Wall-hung three-dimensional headboard. (2) Small pictures displayed within a larger frame. (3) Cove ceiling effect. (4) Chair-rail border.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Sep 1995 (v.73#9) pg. 21

Four headboards from readymade fencing and trellises. (1) Stockade fencing panel. (2) Pickets headboard with movable side "wings" allows a bed to be set on a diagonal. (3) Paired mailbox posts headboard. (4) Latticework arbor is backed with plywood covered with batting and floral fabric. An attached shelf supports pillows.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Feb 1996 (v.74#2) pg. 20

Sheet success. (1) Slipcover for bed headboard is made from a sheet and piping as an accent. (2) Sheet is transformed into a tablecloth by adding a border of iron-on hemming tape. (3) Sound board covered with sheeting and bordered with a ribbon becomes a bulletin board. (4) Fabric-covered mat boards are used to frame small prints. (5) Sheet fabric glued to the front of flat drawers dresses up a painted dresser. (6) Sheet, edged with rickrack, becomes a floor-length curtain.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Apr 1998 (v.76#4) pg. 23

Fabric headboards. Low-sew and no-sew techniques that use sheets to make headboards. (1) Cover-up to customize a squared-off headboard. (2) Canopy made from a double-sized swatch of fabric and PVC pipes for supports. (3) Slipcover for an outdated headboard. (4) Curved headboard cut from plywood and then upholstered with padding and a sheet.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jun 1999 (v.77#6) pg. 19

Single bed bookshelf headboard.
BOYS' LIFE Sep 1963 (v.53#9) pg. 58

Oak-veneered custom headboard for a king-size bed features framed panels, elegant canopy, and intricate molding trims. Designed to fit into the corner of a room and runs from floor to ceiling. Hidden lighting facilitates reading in bed.
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Oct 1998 (v.22#1) pg. 64

Dreamland express bedroom ensemble for a child. (1) Twin bed headboard is plywood covered with batting and ticking fabric. An engine, caboose and heart-shaped cars that spell the child's name are painted on the ticking. Bandana scarves accent the upper corners. (2) Curtains are sewn from ticking. Red bandana squares are used for tiebacks, which are held in place with railroad crossing signs made from tongue depressors. (3) Heart-shaped switch plate is padded and covered with bandana fabric. (4) Pillowcase is painted with a Little Red Caboose and edged with bandana fabric. Top sheet is bordered with a painted train track and I Think I Can motifs. (5) Engine motif is painted on a T-shirt to serve as a night shirt.
CRAFTS Feb 1991 (v.14#2) pg. 48, 53

Coming up roses. Lavender roses on coordinating fabrics create a bedroom ensemble consisting of a comforter (46"x79"), padded headboard and valance, and two styles of throw pillows.
CRAFTS Apr 1992 (v.15#4) pg. 80

Padded Styrofoam headboard. Sheets of Styrofoam are padded with batting and covered with fabric. Fabric on top and sides is shirred over extra padding to create a rolled edge.
CRAFTS Aug 1996 (v.19#8) pg. 68

Double duty exercise mat and bed headboard. Mat is appliqued with floral pattern and hangs on the wall above a bed when not used as a mat.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS May 1979 (v.10#4) pg. 42

Making an upholstered headboard.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Mar 1981 (v.12#2) pg. 88

A trompe l'oeil swag of gingham and a wrought iron headboard painted with stencils. Instructions for making a giant stencil from strips of freezer paper.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK Jun 1999 (v.26#3) pg. 12

L-shaped boxes at the head and all down one side of a bed serve as headboard, display shelves and storage space.
FAMILY CIRCLE Sep 18 1979 (v.92#13) pg. 108

How to make a headboard, bedspread, throw pillows, and cafe curtains that are coordinated.
FAMILY CIRCLE May 13 1980 (v.93#7) pg. 112, 151

Tip: Make a bed headboard from an old panel door.
FAMILY CIRCLE Sep 16 1980 (v.93#13) pg. 82

Padded headboard is a piece of semi-circular plywood, covered with foam and pleated fabric, to produce a "fan-like" motif.
FAMILY CIRCLE Feb 23 1982 (v.95#3) pg. 79, 144

Easy no-sew appliques. (1) Bench cushion. (2) Tablecloth. (3) Pillows. (4) Wall hanging. (5) Coverlet. (6) Headboard. All feature large floral patterns.
FAMILY CIRCLE May 10 1983 (v.96#7) pg. 88, 132

A 12" wide shelf mounted at the head of a bed incorporates a slanted headrest which folds away when sleeping.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #107 Dec 1968 (v.18#6) pg. 45

How to make a padded Art Deco headboard.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #279 May-Jun 1987 (v.37#5) pg. 72

Working woven cane. How to install machine-woven cane into prepared grooves and hold the cane in place with splines. Includes a pattern for a modern oval-shape laminated headboard.
FINE WOODWORKING #20 Jan-Feb 1980 pg. 49
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #22 May-Jun 1980 pg. 11
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #23 Jul-Aug 1980 pg. 4

Tip on overcoming wood-movement problems in a headboard fabricated from pie-shaped wedges of wood.
FINE WOODWORKING #73 Nov-Dec 1988 pg. 14

Tip on using dowels instead of biscuits when joining footboard and headboard to a bedpost.
FINE WOODWORKING #121 Nov-Dec 1996 pg. 10
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #123 Mar-Apr 1997 pg. 8

Repairing a cracked cannonball bed headboard by either enlarging the mortises or trimming the tenons to allow for seasonal wood movement.
FINE WOODWORKING #129 Mar-Apr 1998 pg. 18

A Pennsylvania Dutch floral pattern to stencil on the headboard and footboard of a bed.
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING Jul 1980 (v.191#1) pg. 124, 210

Headboard for a single bed is quilted and appliqued to look like a fan of peacock feathers.
HANDMADE Winter 1981-82 (v.1#3) pg. 26, 39

Cabinet also doubles as headboard for two beds.
HOME CRAFTSMAN Jan 1963 pg. 22

Headboard and footboard panels feature simplified "linenfolds" which are made with a crosscut saw, a round over bit and biscuits rather than the carving tools needed for true linenfolds.
HOME FURNITURE #7 Summer 1996 pg. 96

Build a stick bed. The headboard and footboard are made from tree branches.
HOME MECHANIX #705 Jan 1987 (v.83) pg. 32

Cleverly placed coordinating wallcoverings give the illusion of a matching headboard, when the bed actually has no headboard.
HOME MECHANIX #716 Dec 1987 (v.83) pg. 51

Tip: Use a U-shaped curtain rod and ready-made sheer curtains to form a "canopy" headboard.
HOMEOWNER Mar 1986 (v.11#2) pg. 12

Beautiful built-ins. (1) Window seat flanked by chests of drawers topped with bookshelves. Est. cost: $600. (2) Bedroom divider serves as a headboard on one side and large bookcase on the other. Est. cost: $250. (3) Window alcove holds a buffet with ceramic tile top, drawers, and storage cabinets. Est. cost: $250. (4) Floor-to-ceiling book shelves flank both sides of a chimney at the end of a room with a cathedral ceiling. Est. cost: $600.
HOMEOWNER Mar 1988 (v.13#2) pg. 31

Designer ideas for headboards.
HOMEOWNER May 1989 (v.14#4) pg. 56

Custom-designed bed & shelf module. Simple bookshelves are used to frame the head of a bed. Shelves go up each side of bed and across the top. Unit assembles without any glue or fasteners. Has large under-mattress storage area.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Jan-Feb 1981 (v.6#1) pg. 16

How to cover a bed headboard with sheets.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Spring 1979 (v.24#1) pg. 82, 166

Headboard with drawers, bookshelf, night light and electric outlets.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #421 Jun 1963 (v.59) pg. 90

Corner chest featuring two drawers and a large storage area reached by lifting up top, is designed to form the headboard for two twin beds, one along each wall.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #576 May 1976 (v.72) pg. 68

Dye-painted and appliqued quilt, wall hanging/headboard combination, and matching pillows.
NEEDLE & THREAD Mar-Apr 1982 (v.2#2) pg. 12, 30, 44

Upholstered children's furniture. Appliqued farm scene for a toy box lid, a bed headboard, and/or a chair cushion.
NEEDLECRAFT FOR TODAY Jan-Feb 1980 (v.3#1) pg. 13, 44

Wall-mounted headboard has two drawers.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1963 (v.120#3) pg. 137

Decorative headboard made from simple wood frame and Marlite textured hardboard panels.
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1967 (v.128#4) pg. 150

Child's headboard is shaped like a truck cab. Has a bench seat, two steering wheels, a shift lever and brake pedals that move, and large "front" wheels.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1972 (v.137#4) pg. 160

Piano bar, designed to wrap around the back and sides of a spinet-sized piano, can also be used as a bed headboard or the bottom part of a buffet.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1972 (v.138#3) pg. 74

Simple headboard for a queen-sized bed has carpet-covered posts and a shelf.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1979 (v.152#3) pg. 109

Build a headboard to match purchased bedroom furniture.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1981 (v.156#3) pg. 104

Large two-door cabinet at the head of a bed opens up to reveal storage for snacks, pencil and paper, light, radio and has a foam-padded backrest which tilts out at a convenient angle.
POPULAR SCIENCE Mar 1971 (v.198#3) pg. 102

The Lockbox House. Part 15. Final installment. Action built-ins for leisure-home bedrooms. Fold-down beds, fold away walls, wall-mounted headboard that tilts out at bottom to form backrest, hidden storage areas, etc.
POPULAR SCIENCE Apr 1975 (v.206#4) pg. 100
Added Info POPULAR SCIENCE Jun 1975 (v.206#6) pg. 108

Build extra living space within your present walls. Part 3. A storage headboard and a floor-to-ceiling wall of bookshelving add space to the master bedroom.
POPULAR SCIENCE Apr 1983 (v.222#4) pg. 104

Storage headboard is made of waferboard panels edged with lattice strips.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jul 1983 (v.223#1) pg. 102

Headboard for a queen-size bed has cedar slat facing and book slots on each side. Est. cost: $50.
SUNSET Nov 1978 (v.161#5) pg. 146

Clean-lined wooden headboard. Est. cost for a queen-sized bed: $36.
SUNSET Feb 1979 (v.162#2) pg. 130

Tip: How to pop out a wall over a bed to create a recessed headboard.
SUNSET Mar 1979 (v.162#3) pg. 130

Bedroom soft sculpture includes cloud pillows, a rainbow headboard, and a rainbow sleep mat that doubles as a wall hanging.
SUNSET Apr 1979 (v.162#4) pg. 156

Wall-width headboard of 1x6's wraps up the back wall and across the ceiling. Angled corners at side walls form pockets for indirect lighting. Includes a pair of bedside ledges and "floating" platform bed with lighting underneath.
SUNSET Apr 1981 (v.166#4) pg. 165

King-size bed is angled out from the corner of a room. A wedge-shaped headboard with built-in bookcase fills in the corner.
SUNSET Jul 1983 (v.171#1) pg. 126

Headboard looks like a row of colored pencils.
WOMAN'S DAY Jul 8 1980 (v.43#12) pg. 94, 164

Pipe dreams. Use copper pipe fittings and wooden dowels to make coffee table, shelving, folding screen, bedside table, headboard, desk, magazine rack, and towel bar.
WOMAN'S DAY May 19 1981 (v.44#10) pg. 94

Contemporary headboard consists of a plywood panel surrounded by a large frame that's joined with mortise and tenon joints. The edges of the frame are chamfered. Dimensions given for twin, full, queen and king size beds.
WOODSMITH #34 Jul-Aug 1984 pg. 10

Ornate sofa becomes a striking headboard for a bed.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1963 (v.19#4) pg. 50

Bed-shortening headboard. Bookcase headboard fits over a twin-size bed, cutting one foot off its apparent length.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1967 (v.23#1) pg. 43

Headboard for hollywood bed. Hanging on the wall, independent of the bed, this headboard features a removable panel which may be changed as you change room decor.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1967 (v.23#4) pg. 43

Contemporary bedroom set. Constructed entirely of 3/4" hardwood plywood, this set includes a bookcase-headboard and a dresser-chest with optional wall-hung mirror. The headboard has padded back rests for reading in bed.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1967 (v.23#5) pg. 20

Bedroom furniture that can be changed to fit any decor. Chest of drawers, night stands and headboard have removable vinyl inserts that can be easily changed. Pieces are built from walnut veneered plywood and walnut stock.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1973 (v.29#2) pg. 36

Bookcase headboard has built-in power recepticals for radio, clock, etc.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1981 (v.37#5) pg. 111

Narrow hutch cabinet is built in two pieces. The open-shelf top unit measures 54" tall, 21" wide, 11" deep. The bottom cabinet features a frame-and-panel door concealing three storage drawers. It measures 30" tall, 22" wide, 17" deep. Two of these cabinets, bridged with one or more shelves, form a unique headboard.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1985 (v.41#2) pg. 68