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post #1 of 6 Old 11-25-2017, 09:48 PM Thread Starter
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Greetings from Virginia.

I'm new to this. To date, I have one project under my is an outdoor end table I made out of a couple of old pallets. It turned out ok and works well, but good grief is it heavy.

Anyway, I'm looking to build a king size headboard. Nothing really elaborate, but something like this...

The building part doesn't seem complicated, the issue I think I'm going to run into is my bedroom is on the 2nd floor of our house so, to get it there, it has to go up a flight of stairs. With the walls, banister and ceiling, I'm afraid that the headboard in one piece would be to big.

I was kicking around some different ideas and thought I might be able to cut it down the middle and put hinges on the back so I could just fold it in half to move it. Just curious what you all think about this plan? Decent? Terrible? Somewhere in the middle? My plan would be to bolt it to the existing bed frame (which is a pretty standard metal frame).

Any thoughts/suggestions are appreciated.

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post #2 of 6 Old 11-26-2017, 10:53 AM
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Do you have a balcony if so could you lift up to it?

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Unfortunately not. The steps are in the front corner of my house so on the 2nd step you have to make an immediate left to go up. ...this is what tends to complicate moving things.
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post #4 of 6 Old 11-26-2017, 11:35 PM
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Go to Home Depot ...

Get a 4 X 8 ft piece of 2" pink styrofoam and cut it to the size of the head board. See if you can finagle it up the stairway. If not plan "B" should include some method of separating it on the horizontal, not vertical axis for structural issues/reasons. If you understand why I'm I'm suggesting this, then we are off to a good start, if not, we have to talk basic structures..... more than a paragraph for here.:frown2:

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post #5 of 6 Old 11-26-2017, 11:40 PM
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If you're never going to move it again then don't use hinges. They cost money, you could use a metal braces instead if you really wanted too. Measure the area to see how tight it would be to fit it through if at all before defaulting to cutting it. Not really my style but if you like the rustic look then go for it I guess. Welcome to the site by the way.

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Thanks so much for the responses. I will try the method with the foam and see how it goes. The more I look at it, the more I think I may have misjudged the space and it might work, but I do like the idea of using the foam to see before I spend a lot of time on it.
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