Steadying an unsteady headboard
October 30, 2011 9:39 PM Subscribe
How to secure my headboard in a more sturdy fashion.
posted by oflinkey to home & garden (10 answers total)
I just bought a king-sized headboard for a king-sized bed. Just the headboard, no footboard or siderails. I have a metal frame
on which the bed rests. The board was a closeout from a company going out of business, so no help will be available there.
I have modification plates
, which the young guy who delivered the headboard said I would only use one. So I attached the headboard to the corner bracket on one side and used the modi-plate on the other. The issue is that on the modi-plate side, the headboard is still pretty wiggly. It is not as securely fastened because the board is about 4-6 inches too long and the plate has to make up for the difference.
I am looking for ideas for making the headboard more secure, or if you have used these kinds of plates before, do you have any specific tricks for using them?