When I started designing my room for the ORC I knew right away that I wanted to swap out the headboard. In my dreams where I had an unlimited budget I really wanted this bed .Isn’t it amazing? I love it. Of course I had no where near that budget so I knew I would have to recreate it somehow.
Here is what we ended up with:
It was super easy to make and give me the look and vibe that was hoping to achieve at a fraction of the cost of my inspiration piece.
You will need the following supplies:
–6ft of 24″ wide caning (For Queen bed)
-15 ft of white trim for border (For Queen bed)
-Compound miter saw
– Staple gun/staples
– Spray bottle
Step 1: Your caning will come rolled up so you must lay it out and place some heavy items on top to straighten it out.
Step 2: Cut your trim to size with the compound miter saw or a miter saw. You will need to cut 4 pieces on a 45 degree angle. You need two 60″ long pieces and two 21 1/2″ long.
Step 3: Once your pieces are cut lay them out on top of the caning to mock it up and make sure it’s good to be pieced together.
Step 4: Use an epoxy to merge your corners.
Step 5: Let the epoxy set for 30 mins and then flip over your frame and staple your corners.
Step 6: Caning is a bit difficult to work with. Use a spray bottle with water in order to get your caning completely flat and ready to be stapled on the frame.
Step 7: With the weaving of the caning stapling it down can be a little difficult. You can’t really staple in a straight line. Best tip is to just go a bit wonky and move the direction of staples after every staple.
Step 8: Use a saw tooth hanger for mounting.
Once you are done you may have some gaps in the corners. If that’s the case just used some wood putty to fill the gaps. Let it dry then do a quick standing job and paint high gloss white.
Ready to make your own?