SHAPE YOUR WORLD

Tutorial:

Headboard

WHAT YOU’LL NEED

  • Jigsaw
  • 3mm acrylic board (1500mm x 2000mm used in this guide)
  • Workbench
  • Trigger Clamp
  • Tape Measure
  • Ruler
  • Marker pen

BEFORE YOU START

  • Check the condition of your furniture piece thoroughly for any repairs or other preparation that might be needed before starting your project.
  • Think about your design – you may want to create a mood board to help you do this. Why not share your ideas with friends and family to get their thoughts, too?

SAFETY FIRST!

Safety comes first when undertaking any kind of DIY project. You should take all precautions to avoid harm or injury, and as such BLACK+DECKER recommends the use of personal protective equipment when completing this tutorial, including:

  • Gloves
  • Goggles
  • Dust mask

STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE

  • 1.

    First, it’s time to create your cutting stencil. On the side of the material with the layer of protective film, mark out three evenly sized and spaced triangles.

    2.

    You now have your cutting stencil.

    3.

    Fix the material to your workbench using a trigger clamp, ensuring that the material is secured before cutting.

    4.

    Select the PVC material setting on your Jigsaw (KS901SEK shown). Carefully cut along the lines of your stencil.

    5.

    Use sanding paper to smooth any rough edges.

    6.

    Remove the protective film layer from the acrylic.

  • 7.

    Place the headboard behind the bed, and you’re done!