How to use Akupanels to make a headboard

Written by Troels Johansson

Would you like to transform your bedroom?

With just a few hours of work, you can totally transform your bedroom Just follow our step-by-step process and you too can do this DIY project. You will love the outcome!

We used the walnut Akupanel in this project.

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  • A level
  • A ruler
  • A saw, circular saw or a wagtail.
  • Screws
  • A hollow drill

and of course your choice of acoustical panels!

These are the steps…

Step 1: Horizontally or vertically?

There are a number of ways to create a headboard. Your options are horizontal slats or vertical slats. Step one is deciding what you want to do.


Step 2: Locate the center of the wall. 

Where are you going to place the panels? This is step one. The most popular option is to place the panels exactly in the middle of the wall above the bed. I personally think this is the best option.

Use a pencil to mark where you are going to put the panels.

Step 3: Cut the panels. 

The acoustical panels come in 240 cm in length by 60 cm wide. 

You might need to cut the panels to fit the space. Use a circular saw, jigsaw or normal saw to cut the lamellas.

It is very easy to cut the felt using a knife. 

Do you have to make cutouts for electrical outlets on the headboard? Drill a hole as a starter for the saw. See the video for more details.


Step 4: Install the panels on the wall.

Figure out what kind of wall you are working with before mounting the panels. Our example is drywall, so all we need to do is to drive the screw into the felt and into the wall. 

For concrete walls, you need to drill holes and install plugs prior to screwing on the felt.

All Done! Enjoy your revamped space

How easy was that? Don’t forget to share with friends and family and let them know about your amazing style. Show it off any chance you get. 

Don’t forget to share on Instagram and use #mywoodupp. We love seeing finished projects!

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