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How to secure headboard to wall when one of it's legs is not on top of a stud.

How to secure headboard to wall when one of it's legs is not on top of a stud.


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Old 01-25-16, 05:48 PM
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How to secure headboard to wall when one of it's legs is not on top of a stud.

I have a headboard that has been attached to the wall in a bit of an unusual way.

Unfortunately the headboard is not fixed securely on one side and I would like to secure it. I would appreciate any advice on how to secure it.

The headboard has two legs that fully support it's weight. The headboard is not attached to the bedframe. Its legs are screwed to the wall. One of the legs is screwed into stud so it is very secure. The other leg is not near a stud so it not attached to the wall.

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Old 01-25-16, 05:57 PM
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Have you tried a toggle bolt?

Plan B: Run a 1x2 between the legs and fasten as needed to the studs.

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Old 01-25-16, 05:59 PM
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You could use a couple toggle bolts.

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Old 01-25-16, 07:18 PM
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What's the headboard made out of? Since it's wider than the legs and overlaps many studs, I'd attach small L brackets to the bottom edge of the headboard and fasten them into studs. If the headboard itself is spaced away from the wall by the legs, just add a couple of filler blocks.
 
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Old 01-25-16, 08:00 PM
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Thank you guys. I'll start with a toggle bolt and spacers. Good ideas.
 
 

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