How do I change a waterbed headboard to stand alone?

by Maryhutto
I have changed my bed from a waterbed to a regular mattress and base with frame. I still want to keep my old headboard but it doesn't fit my new frame. I would like to have it stand-alone like a regular piece of furniture but I don't know where to begin.

  7 answers
  • 2dogal 2dogal on May 29, 2018

    Remove it from the waterbed frame. Prop it up behind the new bed (pushing against the headboard) and the wall.

  • GrandmasHouseDIY GrandmasHouseDIY on May 29, 2018

    Hi there, could you add some pics for us?

  • Sharon Sharon on May 29, 2018

    We would kinda have to see a picture to see what needs to be done, but generally if it sits on the floor, you would need to add two wooden upright supports like 1x 3s from floor to almost the top the headboard, and drill holes in them where your bed frame would screw into them, then screw the headboard onto them

  • Mogie Mogie on May 29, 2018

    Does the headboard unbolt from the waterbed base? If so just unbolt it and screw directly the wall. Push your mattress up to the new headboard.

  • 27524803 27524803 on May 29, 2018

    Waterbed headboards are usually very heavy... I would use a french cleat to attach the headboard to the wall to keep it from falling over.... that could ruin a good nights

  • Pat Pat on May 29, 2018

    We have our headboard pushed up against the wall and the frame of the bed/mattress against it, holds it in place...You could attach the headboard to the wall and put the frame/mattress up against one will be able to tell it is not attached.

  • Heje Heje on May 29, 2018

    Create a cleat by cutting a board in half lengthwise at an angle about the width of the headboard, fastening one to the back of the headboard and one to the wall and hanging the back cleat on the bed on the cleat on the wall.