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Project by Bigdogs117 posted 07-06-2008 11:52 PM 4019 views 13 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This project is made of 3/4” Oak Plywood and trimmed out 3/4” oak. My wife wanted a headboard that was thin, funtional, and most importantly, able to use it as a backrest to read in bed. So, this is what I came up with. The “backrest” is a couple of cabinets which are angled back 15 degrees for comfort. Enough shelving for our drinks, clocks, remotes, and small lights for reading. The headboard stands 5’ high and at it’s deepest, 9 inches.

-- Rusty

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#1 posted 07-07-2008 12:17 AM

Nice headboard. Thank you for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#2 posted 07-07-2008 12:53 AM

Nice, Functional and gives the wife what she wants; Hard to beat that!

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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#3 posted 07-07-2008 02:17 AM

Very nice headboard. great functional design. very good build.

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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#4 posted 07-07-2008 03:49 AM

Practical and good looking as well!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#5 posted 07-07-2008 08:44 PM

Hi Bigdogs;

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

Very nice project. Well designed. How’s the wife like it.


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#6 posted 07-07-2008 08:54 PM

Great job!

Thanks for the post


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#7 posted 07-08-2008 01:26 PM

Nice work and design. But where’s the center sloping headrest for the big dogs? :-)

-- Use the fence Luke

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#8 posted 07-14-2008 06:42 PM

This is pretty nice. Judging by what you have shared, I think you are holding out on us.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#9 posted 03-17-2011 10:58 AM

Looks fantastic! I’m on a mission to rid my house of Ikea…something like this is definitely on my list!

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