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
Build a frame with studs and noggins. I did mine 450 apart.
Secure these to the walls studs to make sure that everything is stable.
Pre-drill the Spotted Gum ledge with brackets and attach to the studs.
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.
Use silicone on all the edges, and putty the holes where you screwed into the studs and then let both dry.
Paint your desired colour and style to your heart's content.
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
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