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.


Andrea (not verified)

Thu, 07/08/2010 - 11:08

Love the pdf! But really, I think we'd all love whatever you give us in whatever format is best for you!
As someone else said, beggars can't be choosers!
You rock :)

Jo (not verified)

Fri, 07/09/2010 - 03:20

Thanks for doing the PDF thing. I swear I was copying everything to word and saving. Waiting for the day (and time when I could make just about everything you've ever posted). This blog rocks - especially for those of us who are furniture challenged but not afraid to make anything with the proper instruction. Thank you for that as well!

merideth (not verified)

Sun, 07/11/2010 - 02:49

tip for building this if you have only cheap, inconsistently sized and shaped "construction" lumber available to you, like i do . . .

after the bookshelf boxes are built, attach first the top and bottom trim and THEN measure exactly to cut the side trim. it's so important to have the top/bottom trim flush, but for me, no 2 pieces (or even both ends of same piece) of wood are the same size, so . . .

sigh. :)

Merica (not verified)

Sun, 01/02/2011 - 20:20

Ana, You are my hero! I get so inspired when I visit your blog. I really want to start on the storage bed, but i also have the delema of finding a good wall for a desk in my "tween's" room. Is there any way, in your spare time (as if you had any) You could knock off the storage bed with a built in desk?... even if you just ended with the desk on one side and storage on the other so it isn't quite as long.

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