Supplies needed to replicate:
Fabric 72" length x 54" width
3/4" plywood cut to 60x44" for Queen size
Sharpie fine point marker
Double sided tape
Staple gun & 3/8" staples
Decorative upholstery nails (Lee Valley)
1-Draw the curve onto bristol board as a template & transfer to plywood. Template should be half the width of the plywood so you can flip it as a mirror image and trace onto the other side to get a symmetrical curve.
2- Use jigsaw to cut out the curve. You can start in the middle and work you way to the first edge. Use the cut off piece as a guide to see if the other side is symmetrical.
3- Lay foam on a flat surface (we used the floor) and then place cut plywood on top to trace the outside with sharpie marker. Then use scissors to cut out. Depending on the thickness of the foam you might want to use an electric knife. Because our foam was only 2 feet wide we had to use double side tape (one sticky side exposed only for now) to attach 2- 2 foot pieces to get the desired height of 44". We then attached the foam to the plywood with the tape so that it wouldn't shift while we were working with it.
4- Lay fabric on the floor- right side down. Then lay batting on top of the fabric. Then foam & plywood on top of that.
5- Time to staple. Start with 2 staples at the center point of each side. Then 2 staples at the center point of both the top & bottom- pulling the fabric taught while stapling. It helps to have 2 people at this stage to keep the fabric taught from both sides so that it doesn't shift. Cut any excess battling & fabric around the corners in order to get a nice tight tucked corner.
6- Flip over to the front & start nailing the upholstery nails around the edge of the headboard