How to Make a Headboard With Embedded Nightstands
This is a simple woodworking project and you don't need to many tools, it is very practical and you can add as many shelfs as you want and they work as Nightstands also!
STEP 1: First thing you need it to decide the length want the headboard to be, in this case we bought 4, 8 ft long board and decided not to cut it so it is longer than the bed.
STEP 2: from a 4'' x 1'' by 6' cut in half, using glue and nails (you could also use screws) attached together the 8' boards from the gap leaving a gap between them that needs to be the same thickness of the boards. You can use a scrap pease while nailing (or screwing) to have a perfect gap. TIP: the location of the 2 thing boards can be place having in mind the location of the studs of the wall for when it gets screw to it. (see step 4)
STEP 3: cut 1, 1 in. x 12 in. x 4 ft in 4 equal boards. that will become the shelfs. If you want more shelves get another 1 in. x 12 in. x 4 ft in pine board and make as many as you want. :)
STEP 4: you could sand but this pine boards are really nice already. Use any stain of your preference, in our case it was danish oil. It looks really nice! :D
STEP 4: Use a level when screwing it to the studs (TIP: the iPhone has a app that works as a level). Screw through the the thing boards that hold the big boars together that were place having in mind this step. (see next image)
STEP 5: place the shelves previously stain just like the headboard in between the board. It should be a tight fit for it to hold! you could add as many shelves as well as as many boards in the back. You could do it all the way to the roof if need it! It could look AMAZING! And thats it, Simple! :D
- Pine Boards (Home Center)
- Danish Oil (Home Center)
- Screws (Home Center)