How to Add Full Headboard to Queen Frame

Add Full Headboard to Queen Frame

To add full headboard to queen frame: First, determine whether you have a hook-on headboard or a bolt-on headboard.

Hook-on

Below, you’ll see a picture of a typical hook-on bed rail and headboard. (And by the way, you could use these products to add a queen headboard to a full bed frame as well!)

Add full headboard to queen frame. A detailed view of a hook-on bed rail and hook-on headboard.
A detailed view of a hook-on bed rail and hook-on headboard.

Bolt-on

The other common type of attachment is bolt-on. Bolt-on bed rails and frames attach using long bolts or screws through metal plates. You can learn more about both types of connections on our bed frame vocabulary page.


Add full headboard to queen frame. Mod Adapt Plates
Mod Adapt Plates on Bed Frame

 

If you have a great full size headboard and want to attach it to a queen size bed frame, we have some great headboard hardware to help you do this.

If your headboard is bolt-on, you only need Mod-Adapt Headboard Plates. This nifty bed frame hardware makes it easy to bridge the distance between your full size headboard and your queen size bed frame headboard brackets. Our website shows a video of how easy it is to install mod plates.

Add full headboard to queen frame - Bed Hook Adapter
Bed Hook Adapter # 711 attached to Bed Frame

Queen bed frames nearly always come with bolt-on headboard attachments. This makes it easy to attach today’s decorative metal and wood headboards, but it makes it very hard (well, nearly impossible!) to attach a hook-on headboard. If your headboard is a hook-on style, you will need the Mod-Adapt Plate to bridge the distance between the full to queen width, and you’ll also need a set of Bed Hook Adapters. Bed Hook Adapters are a wonderful little piece of bed frame hardware that turn a standard bolt-on bed frame into a hook-on bed frame! The video below shows the two headboard adapters being used together.

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