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Male: The tools to be using for a project include, sanding block, markers and chalk, pens, scissor, side cutter, staple remover and staple set. And for measuring a tape measures a 36 inches ruler and carpenter square. For power tools a stapler and electric knife, a hot glue gun, a drill and drill bits, a sever saw and iron and a sawing machine. Female: And the supplies will be using for our project include two inches foam, bonded polyester, quarter inch and half inch welt cord, tax strips, foam adhesive, wood glue, vault washers and mitts, glides, wood screws, half inch plywood, 2x4’s and finally the fabric you choose for your project. Male: The patterns it comes with the instructions coming at twin, full, queen and king headboard size. Now, let’s take the instruction aside and let me show you this. On here we have the doted foam line and the solid plywood line, by you’ll see it comes in kind and full on this side and on this side we have the queen and the twin. For today’s project we’re going to use the twin and we’re going to cut it long this dotted line and unfold that back so we can mark our plywood which we have completed here, we have taken our pattern, we have laded on to our plywood, we’re taking a marker and we’ve trace along then outside edge. And when we’ve done that we’ve put a center mark in the top and the center mark at the bottom. Now, will take that pattern and will turn it over and will mark the other side, we line up the center top or line up the center bottom and then we’ve trace the other half. At this point, we are read to cut plywood. Female: Headboard and I’ve taken the piece of plywood and I clamped it to the sow horses because I’m cutting this alone. Now, when I come up to the corner I’m going to turn the piece of plywood so that I don’t went into the saw horse. Or using a saver saw and as you saw push down and forward on the saw as you cutting. Once you’ve finish cutting the face of your headboard make sure that you use a sanding block or sand paper to sand the edges and remove the dirt that will keep all the fabric nice and crisp as you applying it. Male: The headboard decompresses the 2x4’s and sometimes the 2x6 on the crown, the face is half inch plywood. Now, in the instructions we have all the boards numbered, we have leg 1 and 2, lower layer board 3, and on this one the top rail board 4. Now, this makes up the basics shape for this headboard, let’s take a tape measure and we will actually measure from the bottom of the leg up to the end of side, it’s 26 inches. What we want to do is line up the bottom of board number three on that mark with the measurements and instructions doing it this way produces the right length that we are going to need to finish our headboard. On this one board number four is actually even with board number one and two. Now that we know that, let’s glue and staple this portion of it together. All you do is line that up with the mark, you want to span the joint with your staples and what I like to do is angle the staple and that way the board won’t shift on you the staple are holding in place. Now, I will do board number four and make it even at the top and let’s go the other side and do the same thing. Alright, now our basic frame is put together we need our board number five which is our top board our crown and we’re going to line that up with board number four. So we will put glue on that and we will stale that in place even at the ends and go to the other end. Now, just alternate going across the headboard, angle your staples. Alright, now just to let you know the staples and the glue are to base the frame together under we put the plywood on the phase. Once we’ve glued and screwed that down this headboard is going to be one solid piece. Now, we’re ready to glue the face of the boards and put the plywood on and screw it down and when we are done we are ready to cut the boards. Mary Ann is got the face right here alright. Female: It’s all cut and we’ve seen the edge so we are ready. Male: Now, if you got a little extra glue here and there and you don’t have to just slap it up with the glue to glue once you put the headboard down or the face down on and its spreads glue out. Now, come down on the bottom, line up the plywood and get the line up, okay. Female: Perfect. Male: Is to the outside edge of your legs even with the bottom and just a little bit of board showing up there and we are ready to screw it and place. Start at the corner, now, that’s nicely come to the other bottom corner and make sure everything is still on place. Alright, once we have that let’s go to our top corners, by putting in these four screws in the corner we’ve lock the headboard and to keep it square. And don’t you take the screws and go around the edge and fill in the screws. Female: I can do that. Male: Here is your safety glasses. Female: With our plywood attached away the extra 2x4 right around the edge, we are going to take our saver sound and we’re just going to follow of the face of the headboard right around to trim that excess away. Another step that we need to make before we put on our foam and fabric is to mark with the holes and the framer onto the headboard legs so that we know where to drill our holes. That way we can put the vaults through and vault the headboard securely to the frame. Take your pen and go right down into the slots that are on the frame and just mark those. With the frame mark onto the leg we are ready to drill the hole. Taking your design your headboard is easy, save time in order a complete kit. Kits at precut wood and all the supplies except your fabric, you may want to even add a corners board or making out of them for your living room. The tools make it even easier, the headboard kits and plans coming of variety of shapes and all sizes, twin, full, queen and king. With the assembly of our headboard complete, check out episode two for our next step.