Getting this headboard installed was a lot more tedious than I thought it would be. I hadn't pre-drilled any holes to bolt it to the frame, so everything had to be done in the bedroom. It's challenging to do this stuff in situ and not on a workbench.
|End of the bed frame, showing mounting holes|
|Marking a line at center of the hole locations, and nicking the inside corner|
|5/16" holes at front|
|3/4" counterbores at the back|
|It was a little finicky getting the bolts through and threaded onto the nuts, but it all came together|
|The 3/4" counterbore fit 3/4" washers and the right size socket for the nuts|
|and ... after|
And yes, those are sea otters on the bed (not mine) next to the alligator (mine - I was a Florida Gator, after all).
And yes, that red book on my nightstand is my copy of LAP's "The Joiner and Cabinetmaker".
All-in-all, a great project with lots of challenges. So glad it's done!