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Nib wall bedhead with VJ panels

EleventhCoastal
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An impressive feature wall bedhead. Follow step-by-step instructions to get this look.

 

 

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The project

 

The first thing I did before tackling this bedhead project was to measure the space several times, both the width and the height, making sure I allowed enough space between the ledge and window.

 

I marked out where all the studs are, the space where our bed is, and the middle point of the room so that it was easier to screw in the VJ panels.

 

How to build a nib wall bedhead

 

Step one

 

Build a frame with studs and noggins. I did mine 450 apart.

 

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Step two

 

Secure these to the walls studs to make sure that everything is stable.

 

Step three

 

Pre-drill the Spotted Gum ledge with brackets and attach to the studs.

 

Step four

 

Measure and pre-cut any powerpoint holes, the skirting board space and any other obstacles and then secure the VJ panels to the wall. Make sure you use liquid nails on the studs and then secure the panels with a few screws to allow the liquid nails to set overnight.

 

A trick to make sure the panels are flush at the top is to place wedges at the bottom of each panel as this can be covered with skirting board or silicone later.

 

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Step five

 

Use silicone on all the edges, and putty the holes where you screwed into the studs and then let both dry.

 

Step six

 

Paint your desired colour and style to your heart's content.

 

Materials

 

  • Easycraft EasyVJ panels

 

  • 5 lengths of structural Pine 70mm x 35mm x 6m

 

  • Designer hardwood in Birch 1200mm x 240mm x 32mm

 

  • 1 Spotted Gum decking plank

 

  • Screws

 

  • Liquid Nails

 

More panelling projects

 

Bunnings Workshop member kingj11 used three 1m wall panels painted in Dulux Paris Green Matte to create this stunning feature wall and finished it with a Tasmanian Oak trim.

 

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ProjectPete transformed a plain brick wall into a gorgeous feature wall using EasyVJ panels.

 

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craftyhopper found a simple and effective way to cover an eyesore and create a beautiful feature wall with VJ panelling.

 

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