Built in headboards stuck on mobile home


I am trying to get the hideous headboards that came with my mobile home off of the bedroom walls. The only issue is there are no screws holding them in place and I can't seem to figure out how to remove them. Any hints or tricks?

  5 answers
  • Gk Gk on Apr 10, 2018

    A picture might help in trying to figure out this problem. I don't think I have ever seen attached headboards in a mobile home.

  • Barb Adams Barb Adams on Apr 10, 2018

    I have a few ideas: 1) Some are slid down over brackets which hold them in place. Try sliding up or down. 2) Perhaps they are glued and/or nailed. Slide a putty knife or other thin bladed object in behind and try to pry it off. Or 3) slide a thin wire behind the edge and saw it back and forth, moving downward slowly to cut any caulk or glue that might be holding the headboard

  • Cynthia H Cynthia H on Apr 10, 2018

    My guess (it's only a guess without seeing them), is that they are built in place. What actually fastens it to the framing is probably covered by the exterior finish. Prying it off a layer at a time may be the only option. Be prepared to repair the wall if that is the case.

  • Nan W. Nan W. on Apr 10, 2018

    Can you be "friends" with the headboard? ...maybe refinish or cover it? Get creative!

  • Liv Liv on Apr 10, 2018

    If you can't remove it you can shiplap it!