This DIY headboard has fold down tray tables - so you can enjoy breakfast in bed or take care of some laptop work. Free plans by ANA-WHITE.com
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5 - 2x4 @ 8 feet long or stud length
1 - 2x6 @ 8 feet long or stud length
1 - 4' x 8' sheet of 1/4" thick plywood or underlayment
4 - 1x3 @ 8 feet long
3 - hinges - at least six holes and longer screws preferred
3 - hinge supports (like these)
3 - locks
Screws or bracket to attach headboard to wall
2 - 2x4 @ 60"
2 - 2x4 @ 24"
2 - 2x4 @ Mattress Height + 30-1/2" - legs
1 - 2x4 @ 60"
1 - 2x6 @ 65"
1/4" plywood @ 63" x 27"
6 - 1x3 @ 19"
6 - 1x3 @ 23-3/4"
6 - 1x3 @ 13-3/4"
3 - 1/4" plywood @ 23-3/4" x 18-3/4"
For the 1/4" plywood -
First rip into a strip 27" x 96
Then rip another strip, 18-3/4" x 96
From these strips, cut the back and door panels (see cut list)
Drill two 1-1/2" pocket holes on each end of the 2x4s @ 24" and the 2x4s @ 60".
Attach the 24" 2x4s to the 60" 2x4s as shown in the diagram with 2-1/2" pocket hole screws.
No pocket hole jig? You can also use 2-3/4" self tapping wood screws. Make sure you predrill holes to prevent wood from splitting.
Fri, 01/18/2019 - 07:59
Mounting Headboard with Fold Down Tray Tables
I watched your video and could tell you mounted the headboard to the wall - but how?
Wed, 04/03/2019 - 18:07
Could probably use an L
Could probably use an L-bracket if it sits flush against the wall.
Mon, 07/29/2019 - 07:37
The recommended hinges don't…
The recommended hinges don't work for this design because of the backer board. It appears in your photos that you used a different kind. Can you recommend hinges that fit in the space and lock the tray at 90 degrees?
Sun, 11/10/2019 - 06:07
I’m having the same…
I’m having the same difficulty and can’t find anything that will work. Any suggestions?
Wed, 04/01/2020 - 13:10
I would love to do this for…
I would love to do this for a king size bed! Now off to figure out the math!
Sun, 05/17/2020 - 22:16
King size please!
Absolutely beautiful piece Ana! Making this with your classic storage bed. I’m upgrading to king. Can you possibly help me convert this to king size?
Thu, 06/25/2020 - 06:59
Hello Ana, how can I modify this to make it fit a king size bed?
Sat, 09/05/2020 - 16:39
Definitely could use some…
Definitely could use some help with the dimensions for a standard kind size bed.
Fri, 07/30/2021 - 06:21
has anyone gotten the king size plans, or did it and can share?