Northwest #9: Abigail's Headboard/Wall Treatment

Northwest #9: Abigail's Headboard/Wall Treatment

Jan 30, 2008

Name: Abigail
Location: Bellevue, Washington
Time: Assembly: 1 saturday afternoon / Collection of materials: 3 saturday trips to the salvage yard
Cost: $70 for doors and hardware, $50 for screws and flat brackets


Tell us the tools and resources you used for the project:


  • The Re-Store Architectural Salvage, Seattle


  • Screwdriver

  • Salvage bi-fold doors
  • Salvage hinges, knobs, locks, pulls
  • Random lengths of 2x4 from a previous project
  • Flat brackets
  • Assorted screws & hooks
  • Sheer fabric

    Share step-by-step instructions for how you completed the project:

  • 1. Measure wall
  • 2. Hunt for suitable doors to fill the space, check for consistent height. Choose colors that are similar or complement the decor. Pre-planning in the store helps the installation phase greatly! (Most bi-fold doors are sold in pairs, finding a single / un-paired door helps greatly with layout later)
  • 3. Remove all the existing hinges and any wheels off the bottom
  • 4. Decide on the center panel for the wall, arrange pairs of doors symmetrically
  • 5. Move the bed out of the way
  • 6. Lay doors flat on floor, use flat brackets to attach sections together (I only bracketed the center 3 together)


  • 7. If needed, flat bracket 2x4 lengths to the bottom of the doors to increase height (I am covering up a window, and needed a few extra inches)
  • 8. Tip doors up against wall
  • 9. Install hardware on the front of the doors
  • 10. Move the bed back into position
  • 11. Install hooks in ceiling for canopy fabric
  • 12. Make the bed!!

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