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Using Laminate flooring for a headboard

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Sep 25, 2013, 09:01 AM
Using Laminate flooring for a headboard
I have an idea of using laminate flooring to design a headboard for the master bedroom. what type of wood would you attach the flooring to(don't want to make it too heavy) or can you just mount onto the wall? Has anyone taken on this project?
Sep 25, 2013, 11:49 AM
Construction might depend on the size of the finished headboard, both the bed width and height where you end the top.

One idea?

If you would be using the "snap together" type of laminate, you might be able to just glue it vertically to a sturdy back frame of 1x6 lumber? Trim/finish the side and top edges with some wrapped wood? And finally attach to a couple of boards that can be bolted to the bed frame.

Or just hang the supporting "frame" to the head wall with a french cleat?

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Sep 25, 2013, 06:05 PM
I'd go with a 3/4" furniture grade birch plywood. Strong. Straight. Enough thickness for nailing if needed.

Sep 27, 2013, 06:02 PM
Laminate would be one of my last choices for that project.
It needs to have room to expand and contract, should not be nailed or glued to anything but it's self.
Might get away with engineered or real wood flooring attached to 3/4" plywood.