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IKEA ESPEVÄR mattress base with legs

I’m trying to figure out if a headboard can be attached to an Espevar Mattress Base, and how to accomplish that. I’m looking at a standard metal headboard (because I just prefer the look of curved metal to what IKEA offers) and am not interested in a slat base with just a mattress on top, and a wall mounted headboard is not an option due to renting.

Thanks for any help!

~ Amy

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Hi Amy
I’ve not seen the ESPEVÄR in person but I believe it is possible to attach a headboard to it. From the website, the ESPEVÄR looks like a regular wooden slatted mattress base under a bed base slipover.

IKEA ESPEVÄR mattress base with slats

As to how to attach it, that will depend on the fittings on the metal headboard. So you will just need to get the right hardware to secure the metal headboard to the wooden frame. And make some small openings on the slipcover to let the fixtures to go through.

~ Jules

Photo: IKEA.com


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