Covering a wicker headboard

by Kym32576832
I want to cover this wicker headboard with velour and tuft it with nails. What is the best method to secure the nails?
q covering a wicker headboard
  6 answers
  • Diane Esquibel Diane Esquibel on Feb 01, 2018
    You need to put a firm backing, such as plywood behind the wicker.
    Wrap the headboard in batting, cover with your fabric and hammer the
    nails into the plywood.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Feb 01, 2018
    Place a Board on the back as well as the front.......

  • Linda Sikut Linda Sikut on Feb 01, 2018
    Hi Kym,
    As has been said, you'll need some kind of backer board to secure the nails. I've also seen it done with just some strips of wood place along the back. That might help to keep it lighter, but you'd have to be sure they're measured exactly for your use. You might also think about using a decorative button then sewing it through the fabric, padding and into the wicker with heavy duty thread or fishing line. Wishing you the best.

  • 27524803 27524803 on Feb 01, 2018
    If you plan on use the head board as a back support for reading... nails might pull out over time.... metal buttons (with a shank) might be a better option.
    use at least 1/4 inch plywood on the back of the headboard... and drill holes where you want the buttons placed... use a tufting needle (really long) and heavy cord or string... get some large flat buttons... knot the string with a long (6 in) tail.. go thru the flat button, thru the hole in the headboard, thru the shank of the metal button and back thru the headboard and flat button...pull the front button tight and tie cord in a knot... then use a drop of fabric glue to secure the knot and staple the tail to the plywood... repeat for all the front buttons to be placed.

  • Bijous Bijous on Feb 01, 2018
    By the time you do all of the recommendations, which are correct, you might as well sell the wicker headboard and start from scratch with plywood. Just saying...

  • Anne Brennan Anne Brennan on Feb 04, 2018
    If you don't want to add plywood (or other backing), use nice buttons but when thread goes through the wicker, loop around a washer or add a button to the back as well to keep thread from damaging the wicker.