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Female: Before we begin applying the foam to the center of the headboard we need to mark the center of the headboard for where that foam is going to be stapler down. So we’ve got our pen and lay out and I’d mark half of it using that border piece of pattern and now we are going flip it over and with the help mark we are going to mark this half. Wide it up just like he did on a foam to cut the foam, we are done marking we are going to take that and we are ready to apply the tucks strips to the inside edge. Now, we are going to take three tucks strips and that thickness we are going to apply that inside of this line. Now the reason we are going to put the tucks strips on the headboard is this will give us a place that we can slide our stapler up to as we are doing our fabric and it will make a nice clean line for the fabric for stapling in place all the way around the center. So line your texture up right with that one I’m going to staple those right in place. Now, before you get too close to the end and staple that down, what you are going to do is take your scissors in one of the time and you are going to cut those tucks strips away. And then what you are going to do is take those tucks strips and put the three together again and you are going to bop them right up against where you ended. Now, on our headboard we’re going to have curve lines, so one of the things that we’re going to do is as we go around and turn so that you can see it. As we go around this curve all I’m going to do is staple is full to tucks strips right up to the line and it will follow that line even though they’re straight and I’ve got a curve line I can push them right where I want them and staple the. With our tucks strips staple in place we are ready to apply the foam to the center and what we are going to use? Is we’re going to use some foam adhesive and the piece of foam that Michael’s cut for us. And what we’re going to do is we’re going to spray both of this with the foam adhesive. So, first thing we’re going to do is spray inside the line and then will going to spray a little bit on the foam and this adhesive is a pretty quick tuck so you can just press it down with your hands like that. Now, next step we’re going to do is take our staple gun and we’re going to staple this under the tucks strips. When you staple the foam in place take the head of your staplers straight down right into those tucks strips and just crash the edge of it and staple it in place just like that. And we are going to staple this all the way around to the entire edge, the one thing to remember though is don’t staple the bottom edge of the foam we’re going to leave that open to when we put a bonded polyester in place. Now that our foam is totally staple in place for the center you can see that we’ve gone right on to the tucks strips and there is a little bit of the texture that still showing and that’s okay in along the edge but you will also notice that we’ve locked this whole bottom open, it’s not stapled. And our next step, we are going to take bonded polyester and the reason we’re going to use bonded polyester is, this edge down at the bottom we want to soften the edge of that foam so that it’s not such a sharp edge and we’re going to soften the edges all the way around. So take your piece of bonded and center it and the one thing that your going to do is when you stapled this in place around the edges where you stapled your foam. You are going to stapled right back on top of those tucks strips and you are not going outside of that, you want to be right on top of where you stapled the foam. The one edge that’s different is that bottom that we didn’t staple. Now, what we are going to do is to begin we want to soften that so move it with your hand a little bit and you are going to staple it right to the bottom edge of that 2x4 right there. So pull it down a little bit and take your stapler and stapler right into that 2x4 not like that. Now, come to the top and pull it a little, you don’t have to pull it a lot but you want to create some shape with it and go right to the center at the top and staple out right on to the tucks strip. And then what we are going to do is we’re going to go side to side. And again you wanted just make sure that you don’t have any buckles in it and get a little on each side and pull it over and take a look see where your tucks strip is and staple that right onto that tucks strip right there and then the other side. Now, you are going to follow the surround and continue stapling this whole edge all the way around and you are going to come up and you’re going to staple all the way around the other edges. So to staple this bottom edge, continue this right down into our corner. Now when you get close to the corner what you are going to do is take your scissors and cut straight in, okay like that and you can finish that corner and one more staple. Now, what that is, is that let you pull this bonded into the corner and you can staple that last couple staples in your corner. A completely stapling the bonded polyester in place and just lower edge of the headboard, I’ve trimmed that polyester away so you can see in it’s bright along the back edge of the 2x4. The rust of face, what you are going to do is come out with your scissors and start trimming and just follow your scissors right along on that tucks strip and trim really close and you want to get all of the extra bonded away from the headboard so even if you have to go back and re-trim just a little bit to adhere in there. And now after we’ve clipped all the rest and trimmed the rest of the bonded away from the edge here we are ready to apply the center fabric. As you can see making your headboard is easy, you can cut your time in half with the complete kit, each kit has precut wood, ready to assemble and all the supplies you need to make your project complete. Even the tools make the project easier, choose the style that that’s your bedroom and see more options and ideas on the DVD. Our next step for the headboard is fabric for the center. Check out episode three coming soon.