Tuesday, January 5, 2016

How to Repair Japanese Futon Bed - Part 4 of 5 - The Head Board

Fig.1 The new 
padded headboard
By Gary Boutin
Supplies and Tools: 
Black oxide drill bit set  
Bit holder with Phillip tip   
Flat zinc washer
Hex head lag screw 1/4 inch (2)
Ryobi 12 volt cordless drill 
Ryobi Lithium batteries
Michael works for a program called Uncommon Good that teaches students about green energy. His home is located in Upland, California, a beautiful neighborhood with mature trees in a rural setting. He had just purchased a century-old home and wanted to preserve its look. Being a principal member of Uncommon Good, he was using the house to teach others how to go green. He called my repair service to hook repair his Japanese futon bed. 

This post shows three steps to installing the headboard to the existing futon bed. 

Step 1: Fig.1 shows the new padded headboard that will need to be assembled to the existing wood futon bed.
Step 2: Fig.2 show one 1-1/4 Hex head lag screw on each side for a total of two screws.
Fig.2 Zinc lag screws
 with flat washer

Step 3: Fig.3 and fig.4 shows a that the headboard has two section to that allow lag screws to be installed.
Fig.3 Installation area
Fig.4 close up area

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