Step 3: Assemble the bedhead
Start with your two pine balustrade bottom rails. Glue and screw them into the first leg using Aquadhere Wood Glue and 2 x 100mm Batten Screws, pre-drilled and countersunk. The top balustrade rail should be flush with the top of the legs.
The bottom balustrade rail should be 600mm below the first piece of timber, so the tongue-and-groove panels fit snugly inside.
Now it’s time to add your tongue-and-groove panels. These will be the main feature of the bedhead. Glue and screw them to the timber lip of the balustrade bottom rails using Aquadhere Wood Glue and 5 x 35mm screws along the top and bottom (10 overall), evenly spaced.
Glue and screw the timber beading at the top and bottom of the tongue-and-groove panels to help keep them in place. Use Aquadhere Wood Glue and 4 x 25mm Screws per piece (8 in total), evenly spaced.
Glue and screw the top piece into place so it’s centred, with equal overhang on both sides. To do this, use Aquadhere Wood Glue and 6 x 40mm Screws, evenly spaced.