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Project by Dan Lyke posted 04-08-2021 11:49 PM 806 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Our house is super tiny, so we’re constantly looking for places to use a little more space. We like a little room/cabinet at the headboard, and have armoires on either side of the bed, so we figured that a headboard that rose up out of that space would give use room for another shelf, and still allow the cats a hiding place.

Here's a video of it rising and retracting. I used a Jarvis standing desk lift, trimmed the feet a little bit to make it fit.

The top and door panels were from a piece of olive that someone who’d had a tree cut down gave me back in 2016:

I surfaced it with a router sled:

Hung the shelf from the desk lift assembly using some steel straps:

And built the door panels up as one piece to make it easier to track grain continuity:

-- Dan Lyke, Petaluma California, http://www.flutterby.net/User:DanLyke





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LittleBlackDuck

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#1 posted 04-09-2021 12:15 AM

cool job, clever concept and a neat adaptation of the lifter DL.

All you need is to add ”Alexa” to minimise all that inhumane manual labour of lifting/lowering (as revealed in the video).

Is that a permanent flash light stand in the bedroom? Who’s a naugty boy?

FFE (Fe$Tool For Ever)...

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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Dan Lyke

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#2 posted 04-09-2021 12:18 AM

The light stand is an old Kodak flash with LEDs in place of the flash bulb, powered by USB (I integrated in USB+extension cords on the sides, because all the devices and such). More pictures of that are on the project page for those little tripods.

-- Dan Lyke, Petaluma California, http://www.flutterby.net/User:DanLyke

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Dave Polaschek

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#3 posted 04-09-2021 02:13 AM

Dan, that’s a darn neat headboard for your bed. When you first talked about it, I thought the headboard was going to move down so you could hide all your stuff, but this works, too. ;-)

Well done, buddy!

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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swirt

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#4 posted 04-09-2021 02:59 AM

Yep that is too cool. Nice solution and great looking results.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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woodbutcherbynight

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#5 posted 04-09-2021 04:22 AM

Very creative, nice work!!

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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Jim Jakosh

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#6 posted 04-09-2021 05:39 PM

Nice headboard and gorgeous olive wood!!!!!!!!!!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Tom

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#7 posted 04-09-2021 07:39 PM

Olive wood. That’s cool. :)

-- Tom

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#8 posted 04-09-2021 07:59 PM

Man, that’s some craftsman skills…Awesome build…

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#9 posted 04-09-2021 08:19 PM

Wow , that’s cool

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James E McIntyre

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#10 posted 04-10-2021 03:49 PM



cool job, clever concept and a neat adaptation of the lifter DL.

All you need is to add ”Alexa” to minimise all that inhumane manual labour of lifting/lowering (as revealed in the video).

Is that a permanent flash light stand in the bedroom? Who s a naugty boy?

FFE (Fe$Tool For Ever)...

- LittleBlackDuck

Nice wood and build. I’ll bet if LBD had one of these he would use it as a guillotine for ex wife’s.

-- James E McIntyre

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James E McIntyre

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#11 posted 04-10-2021 03:50 PM


cool job, clever concept and a neat adaptation of the lifter DL.

All you need is to add ”Alexa” to minimise all that inhumane manual labour of lifting/lowering (as revealed in the video).

Is that a permanent flash light stand in the bedroom? Who s a naugty boy?

FFE (Fe$Tool For Ever)...

- LittleBlackDuck

Nice wood and build. I’ll bet if LBD had one of these he would use it as a guillotine for ex wife’s and mother in-laws.

- James E McIntyre


-- James E McIntyre

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LittleBlackDuck

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#12 posted 04-11-2021 03:40 AM



Nice wood and build. I’ll bet if LBD had one of these he would use it as a guillotine for ex wife’s.

- James E McIntyre


I doubt if the new would appreciate the ex in the same bed for that to ever eventuate.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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