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.

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Comments

Mom (not verified)

Wed, 07/07/2010 - 08:29

I LOVE this plan! The bed has been on my "to build" list for my 13 year old for awhile now. I could never think of what to do about the headboard. This is it! Thank you so much!

Anrad (not verified)

Wed, 07/07/2010 - 08:46

I live the PDF!! And this headboard plan came just in time! We wanted to make this bed for our daughter but she wanted a storage headboard and we were trying to figure out how to make her one. You're a perfect mind-reader! Love it! Thanks!!

Anrad (not verified)

Wed, 07/07/2010 - 08:47

I live the PDF!! And this headboard plan came just in time! We wanted to make this bed for our daughter but she wanted a storage headboard and we were trying to figure out how to make her one. You're a perfect mind-reader! Love it! Thanks!!

merideth (not verified)

Wed, 07/07/2010 - 08:54

when you're home, give us blogger. when you're at your cabin, give us pdf's. we'll take them any way we can get them! (but don't forget - we don't want you to spend too much time away from your baby!)

Monica (not verified)

Wed, 07/07/2010 - 09:00

Whatever makes it easiest for you to keep these wonderful plans coming is what work bests for me!!!! I love what you do and what you stand for!!!

Melanie (not verified)

Wed, 07/07/2010 - 09:13

PDF please! I have actually been wishing more plans were available in PDF form- what a great idea! You rule!

Laurene (not verified)

Wed, 07/07/2010 - 09:13

Hi Ana,

I love the PDF! I find that it's easier to print and the instructions are tidier to store in a binder for future refernce, unlike the blog format. Thanks again for all the wonderful plans you post and work you do!

Laree (not verified)

Wed, 07/07/2010 - 09:14

Wow. I thought the pdf would be anoying, but after reading through it, I think it's actually an easier format!

You're amazing girl!

mkonieczki (not verified)

Wed, 07/07/2010 - 09:30

WHOA! I have to admit, I haven't been to your blog in a few weeks... like, pre-makeover. 1st- I'm amazed somebody hasn't offered you your own tv show. You're so pretty, and certainly awesome at desinging and providing plans for projects. DIY reality tv, watch out! Second, the PDFs are FANTASTIC!