Dimensions of shutters: Height of the two center pieces, 54 inches; Height of the two side pieces, 35.5 inches; Overall width 53.5 inches, perfect for a double/full bed, which is 53 inches wide; Thickness including supports on back, 2 inches; Weight, 46 pounds. The three legs currently hold it up so that the bottom edge of the shutters is 27 inches off the ground, which can accommodate today’s extra thick mattresses atop a box spring and frame. However, the legs can easily be shortened so the headboard can sit properly above a lower overall bed height. Your bed will hold it in place against the wall, or you can attach it to the wall with a couple of screws through the legs. $150.
I found a really sturdy pair of two-panel bifold shutter doors in a dumpster near a large apartment building in the Cathedral Heights neighborhood of D.C. (Unfortunately, no “before” picture. Shutters have a lot of upcycle potential, with nice architectural appeal. I removed the hardware, cut each door across the mid rail, sanded the edges, and filled the screw holes. I joined the four pieces using some pine boards leftover from other projects. To upgrade the boring white original finish, I painted it with a khaki-pale green color, Benjamin Moore satin “Seaspray.” I had seen pictures of somewhat similar headboards on the Internet.
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