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If you are adventurous and have a lot of patience, remove the upholstery over the crack to get both sides exposed. That is the adventurous part. Next, widen ALL the cracks, even the little hairline cracks radiating from the larger ones, with a fine tooth narrow blade saw, something like a drywall saw, with finer teeth if possible. Get them all open to about ...


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Not sure what the proper term is, but a 'toggle latch' or 'draw latch' would work well. They come in all shapes, sizes, colors, materials, and finishes.


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What you want are called table locks


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The simplest solution I've seen is to use short finish nails to pin a flat finishing panel to the bottom after standard upholstering to the seat bottom. The finish pins can go just around the perimeter where they may be hidden by whatever frame is supporting the seat. For instance, if you were using cheap but sturdy MDF as the seat bottom, on top would go ...


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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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