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How to make headboards for a taco

Floating or hanging headboards are ideal for people whose beds do not have headboards or who want to be able to change their headers. Floating headers, built much like the frames for large tables usually have a frame at the rear which is about a block wall to hang the head firmly. If you have a headboard to hang, you can make a plug for her.


Measure the length of the structure of the back of your head. Typically, the frame will have 2 to 4 inches (5-10 cm) wide all the way around, giving adequate space to fix the plug inside edge of the frame . The head should be flush against the wall.


Takes about 4 inches (10 cm) length frame and cut a piece of 2 by 4 inches (10 cm) length of this wood. Remove the wood in half lengthwise with the saw to make the cut at an angle of 45 degrees, rather than straight. This creates a sharp edge on each piece of wood that can be coupled together to form a pad lock, called a “French taco.”

French focuses taco side in the rear of the frame header in the top edge. Align the edge of the block and the edge of the frame in the same plane. The longest side of the angled tip of the locking system should be in the rear, pointing downwards.

Use countersunk pilot holes through the plug in the frame header and then fixed with wood screws sized to fit the experimental holes and long enough to penetrate about 3/4 inch (2 cm) casting header. Enter the screws deep enough so that the heads do not protrude above the block end.

Locate the wall studs on the bed with the metal detector. Use a level to mark a line through the poles to the height you want to hang the head string.

Place the second half of French stud in the wall line level and centered on the bed. The short side of the middle of the taco should be flush with the wall, with the pointed end up. This will create a crash when the pointed end of the stick is inverted one to the head and is hooked on it.

Ensures the second half of taco wall studs using drywall screws 4 inches (10 cm). Hang the headboard on the cleat wall, ensuring the section of the block in the header and it fits securely in the cleat wall post.