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There is no reason that the headboard has to be attached to the bed frame. I have slept quite soundly at the houses of family members where the headboard was a freestanding fixture or attached to the wall and the bed sat on the floor next to the headboard.


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That is called channel steel or U-channel: Channel steel is available in a wide range of thicknesses and sizes and available in different grades of steel and aluminum. It's going to be hard to find an exact match for that piece on eBay and if you get a stock piece that you have to cut and drill yourself, you may not have the right equipment on-hand to do ...


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A proven way to do blackout without a curtain rod is to use black fabric cut to the window size. Put up Velcro dots on the window frame, placed strategically to match Velcro on the fabric. You can actually make fabric to look like Roman shades. Looks great, no screws or hardware and easy to wash. Remember to use matching Velcro dots to achieve the look of ...


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Bed joist seem to not suit to the job here. Different kind of structure work. Your vertical element here works now as cantilever, while in former role (as a ladder as I suppose) it was supported as a continous beam, which part was hanging up (if Your bed is upper one) or was to be tied as end of that ladder (if Your bed was lower one). Similiar tensions, ...


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Use a good quality wood glue and clamp it until it's dried. That is likely all you need. Reinforcing might be needed, but I doubt it.


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Glue the existing slat back together. Reinforce it from the bottom with a piece of dimensional lumber (60cm x 2cm x 2+cm) Glue and screw that lumber to the bottom of the slat -- it won't affect the mattress, as the reinforcement is below the bed. Metal plates are likely either to bend or to weaken the already thin slat. Alternatively, you could adjust ...


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Metal plates will be nice and fast to repair that, but in my opinion, You need one for each side and - the longer the better. Some glue for wood may be nice to use before fitting. Remember not to use too-long screws to avoid matress damage. Alternatively You can use bolts and drill holes for them before fitting together. Optional fix can be done by removing ...



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