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How to convert ottoman bed lid to fold and become headboard?

MitchellMc
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Re: converting ottoman bed lid to fold and become headboard

I've been having a look at those angles @Nellstar. My only concern is that the panel might contact the bed frame. If it does, could you remove the struts? Are they needed as the top is very heavy? If you could remove them, the panel attached to the bottom could be lent slightly back to clear the bed frame. Obviously, the bottom ottoman would need to be spaced somewhat out from the wall.

 

Here's some rendering I've created to have a look at the issue.

 

Mitchell

 

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Nellstar
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Re: converting ottoman bed lid to fold and become headboard

Yes I can definately unscrew the gas struts from the base of the ottoman and move them to give more angle to the lid, this could also solve some of the issue of the lid sitting on the struts when open ...thanks for the tip!

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tom_builds
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Re: converting ottoman bed lid to fold and become headboard

Hi @Nellstar,

Love the project you're tackling. Having had a look through the comments I would also go with removing the gas struts to enable the folding mechanism to function without connecting with the bed, or having to rest on the struts themselves.

 

@MitchellMc's drawings are an excellent resource, the only thing I can add is I would consider adding a fastener to secure the headboard in the folded position to stop it from unfolding of its own volition.

 

Best of luck,

Tom

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