Published on April 30th, 2011 | by Jules Yap


A headboard fit for a King-sized bed

Materials: Lack Side Table

Description: I built a headboard out of eight (black/brown coloured) Lack Side Tables. I attached them four wide by two high and turned all the table tops so the wood grain lined vertically. I then attached some of the table legs onto the structure to support the whole structure.

If I were to do it again, I’d probably wall mount it, but it is fine wedged between the wall and bed. Attached you’ll find pictures of the actual headboard as well as figures 1,2,3 which show an illustration of the wood grain orientation, the back view, and the back view with the brackets, respectively.

I then recycled the unused table legs and a few Ikea Lazy Susans to create a coffee table. Please see the post entitled “Lack Lazy Susan Coffee Table” for more details.

~ Doug Lu, Ontario, Canada

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Jules Yap

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6 Responses to A headboard fit for a King-sized bed

  1. Anonymous says:

    I’ve a bedroom with malm birch 2 drawer units as bedside cupboards. I wanted a birch headboard to match so I took a Vika Amon table top in birch and hung on the wall with flush mounts like these . At the right height to suit the bed of course.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Awesome idea…and those tables are SO inexpensive

  3. Anonymous says:

    I love this idea. What type of brackets did you use to fasten them together? I’m not the handiest person out there…

  4. Anonymous says:

    They’re strong enough – I use them as cheap occasional stools/chairs (90kg) even though they’re rated for 25kg.

  5. Anonymous says:

    amazing idea! thank you so much! I love ikea hackers

  6. Anonymous says:

    Hey, this looks good, good idea. How durable are these tabletops, as in, if you leaned/rested against them repeatedly? Aren’t they just filled with corrugated cardboard?

    Might look nice with birch-effect, too. Wonder if that lighter color would show more wear & tear faster.

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