Asked on May 7, 2017

How to cut this headboard down from King to queen?

Rhonda SCeeJay


I need to cut down this metal headboard to a queen size. I think it's some sort of pot metal. It's not heavy. I just love it! I need help of the right way to cut it down.
2 answers
  • CeeJay
    on May 7, 2017

    a king bed is just 8" wider than a queen. Rather than cutting it down could you purchase the mattress extenders and use them in the reverse?
  • Rhonda S
    on May 8, 2017

    The hard part is going to be to get the cross bits to fit the posts without having to fill the old holes and redrill new ones. Ideally, you would cut it at a level that the new bit would fit into the same hole by using a string level to line up the existing holes with the exact place to cut. Eyeballing it, I'm afaid you would wind up with a single, not a queen. A couple of things to try: (A) You could in fact cut a few inches off each side, then fill the old holes, and redrill new holes. The whole thing will need to be painted. (B) You could live with the mis-matched headboard and matress size. Set the new bed-stead up, and either (1) attach a wooden extention so that the over-sized headboard will fit or (2)attach the headboard directly to the wall with clips or straps, and center the bed on it. I would likely go with (B), (2) with clips or straps.
    • Rhonda S
      on May 8, 2017

      I recently had to give up on an idea about using a galvanized tub in our shop shower, so I understand your feelings. If it would fit your decor, you could use it as the back of a bench or put it in the garden as a trellis for climbing vines. Check pinterest for ways to incorporate a headboard into another project. Instead of the shower pan, I think the tub will eventually be come a utility sink. If I can't use it in the shop, it will go to the garden as a planter or water feature, but that would take more plumbing than I have right now. I get excited when I think "Oh! This wold be great for...." but not all my ideas "pan" out. Enjoy the challenges, Weese123!

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