Twin Storage Headboard Base Plans

Submitted by Ana White on Wed, 07/07/2010 - 07:01
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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="">Amy and Steve</a> for their photo.

Fits Twin Bed


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
Tape Measure
Speed Square
Safety Glasses
Hearing Protection
Circular Saw
Power Sander
General Instructions

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


Dana Enzor (not verified)

Wed, 07/07/2010 - 09:31

This is a GREAT idea! I remember when you posted the easiest way to print your plans was through reader...but look at this!! Great idea and so quick and easy!! LOVE IT

Swati (not verified)

Wed, 07/07/2010 - 09:44

Whatever gives you the freedom to make! pdf is fine by me at least. But I would love a photo or two and a brief write up each time so I don't have to download the pdf to find out I have absolutely no need for it!

Bullwinkle (not verified)

Wed, 07/07/2010 - 09:48

Pdf, please, for me.

The pdf is easier to print and use as well as store electronically and find later. The only reason to go back the other way is you. I want you to keep doing this, so I want it to be as easy for you as possible.

Mari Merchant (not verified)

Wed, 07/07/2010 - 10:12

I LOVE the PDF! The only downside is that it doesn't show up in my feeder so I had to come to the website to see it. With that being said, I'd still rather have the PDF. In the end, all of us really appreciate your free plans, so you should do what's easiest for you (because I don't mind doing a copy/paste job into word)

Lindsay Cesari (not verified)

Wed, 07/07/2010 - 11:02

I vote PDF, when possible. It's easier to print, and I LOVE the tables for cut list and lumber!!

Goings on at t… (not verified)

Wed, 07/07/2010 - 11:32

I am a fan of both. I like the idea of PDF so that I can print the plans out more easily, but I also like scrolling through the blog to see them too. Hope you have fun on your trip. Would love to see some fun posts about your vacationing too!

Anna (not verified)

Wed, 07/07/2010 - 12:25

I love the PDF. Do what you have to! I miss your daily posts when you don't! But your a mom first. DO the PDF!

Memory Moments (not verified)

Wed, 07/07/2010 - 13:18

I like the pdf's even better! Enjoy time with your family at the cabin. I am a total "blog stalker" and I LOVE yours!

brnh (not verified)

Wed, 07/07/2010 - 13:49

I turn all the designs I like into pdfs. So my vote is pdf. It is sad that it doesn't appear in my reader, but I usually just read the intro and look at a few pictures to decide if I really want to read it all anyway. (Not that you aren't great. I just don't need baby and child furniture.)