List of Ikea items used:
10 Lack side tables 55cmX55cm each
2 Jansjo spots with a clip
My bed is of 170cm width and I could not find a fitted bedhead, surely not a practical one. I also needed it to have some depth, so that I could put our alarm clocks on it and some lightning for reading. Furthermore I had a height limitation since there is a light switch on the wall above the bed that I didn’t want it move. So I used 3 rows of Lack tabletops, leaving some space between the tables in the front and back rows. (The middle row has 4 tabletops (220cm) while the front and the back row has 3 table tops.) This way I could control the width, plus I left some space for any electrical cords to be hidden. First I glued together the tables with wood glue, and then used mounting triangles behind and underneath the board, for better fix. I also used 8 of the tables legs, underneath the headboard, to give it more stability. This way I did not have to mount the headboard on the wall, it is standing perfectly on its own, and can drag and clean it whenever I want.
After finishing the headboard, I used 2 Jansjo spots with a clip, and screwed the clip (there is a hole on it) on the headboard. The cord and switch were hidden inside the space I left between the front tabletops, while the cords of the alarm clocks inside the space in the back row.
Total cost : 50 Euro for the Lack tables, 34 Euro for the spots and around 10 Euro for the glue and the mounting triangles.