Heavy Timber-Framed Headboard

Heavy Timber-Framed Headboard

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Regina Yunghans
Jan 13, 2010

Look at how these heavy timbers form a headboard for this bed in what appears to be an open loft space. The chunky wood pieces do a few things to define the head of the bed:

  • They create a niche in which the bed is recessed slightly.
  • They border an upholstered area of the wall, creating a headboard.
  • They provide a cool structural, architectural quality for the bed, designating a bed "room" space without enclosing it.
  • They provide a frame for mounting bedside lamps, which work really well in the industrial style shown in the image.

So, how can one go about recreating this at home? We wonder if these were salvaged and placed here or if the headboard is infill in a pre-existing opening? Image: Angus Fergusson for Canadian House & Home.

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