Twin Storage Headboard Base Plans

Submitted by Ana White on Wed, 07/07/2010 - 07:01
Difficulty
Intermediate
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This headboard base moves the bed out flush with bookshelves.


I had a conversation with myself this morning.

How can I work without internet?

Now why, Ana, would you ever want to do that?

Because there's no internet at the cabin.

I wanna go to the cabin too (that's Grace talking).

So how are you going to work not just wirelessly, but satellitelessly?

Not to mention electricitylessly?

And plumbinglessly?

And roadlessly?

So all these things mean alot of less-lys.  Like refrigeratorlessly, phonelessly, even cellphonelessly, microwavelessly, pretty much convieniencelessly.

Well, I could not work, and just cram everything in when I come to town.

But you LIKE to work.

Yes, I do.

So I talked myself into something that might be better for you (you as in YOU, not me talking to me)

Because one thing I don't have to do is go batterieslessly.

How about if I developed plans into PDFs and then when I get back to town, all I have to do is blog the PDF?

Like this?

So what do you think? Can I still live a life where it’s common (but still amazing) to see 17 moose and 1 black bear in one night (that was last night) and still do what I love, design and build furniture? Love the PDF or back to blogger?

Special thanks to <a href="http://www.redmaplestudio.net/">Amy and Steve</a> for their photo.

Dimensions
Fits Twin Bed

Preparation

Shopping List

1 Sheet of ¼” Plywood, Beadboard or MDF For the backs of the bookshelves and the headboard panel 

2 1x12 Boards, 8’ Long Cut a Bookshelf out of Each 
 2 1x2 Boards, 8’ Long Trim Boards 
 2” Nails You can also use wood screws 
 1” Brad Nails Nothing wrong with the ones you tack on with a hammer if you are sans a nailer 
 1 ¼” Screws 
Just a few
1” Screws For the headboard panel 
 Sandpaper Grits from coarse to fine
wood filler
Cut List

4- 1x12 27” Bookshelf Sides 

4- 1x12 10 ¼” Bookshelf Shelves 
 2- 1x12 11 ¾” Bookshelf Tops 
 2- ¼” Plywood 11 ¾” x 27 ¾” Backs of Bookshelves 
 4- 1x2 24 ¾” Side Trim 
 4- 1x2 12 ½” Top and Bottom Trim 
 1- 1x2 39” Top Tie-In Trim 
 1- ¼” Plywood 39”x24” Headboard Panel
Tools
Tape Measure
Speed Square
Hammer
Safety Glasses
Hearing Protection
Drill
Circular Saw
Power Sander
General Instructions

Please review the attached PDF for instructions and more information on cut list.

Comments

Robin (not verified)

Wed, 07/07/2010 - 07:36

so excited about the PDF version...much easier to print out! and so glad that this new idea came to you out of a need to enjoy your OWN life!

April - Team Tottle (not verified)

Wed, 07/07/2010 - 07:53

I LOVE the PDF idea, this way I don't have to copy and paste all your plans into Word Documents! I can just download/save them and print them when I'm ready to build! Thanks Ana, I think it's a wonderful idea!!!!

dthneece (not verified)

Wed, 07/07/2010 - 07:54

pdf's work fine as long as you fill us in on the moose and bear sitings...and anything else that is as amazing! :D

Kara (not verified)

Wed, 07/07/2010 - 08:04

Love it! Besides, you're giving away FREE plans Ana...do what you want when you want. I have like a guzillion things on my to-build list already...we'll all be fine with you taking a few days rest here and there and doing what's more convenient for you :-).

Theresa (not verified)

Wed, 07/07/2010 - 08:12

Love the PDF versions...makes more sense for printing as well. As always, thanks for sharing your gift!