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Help with headboard design

PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2020 1:57 pm
by TimC
My son and I are well into his foamie Benroy build and I'm hoping to start the headboard soon. He wants some thing simple; a shelf for a book or two and USBs for reading light and phone charging. He doesn't want cabinet doors but may be ok with a cup holder on each side. I know I could just install a simple shelf but want a little more challenge than that.

I searched the forum for photos of simple headboard and really haven't found much. I also searched Google images with little luck.

Can you post some photos of your simple headboard shelf?

Thanks
Tim

Re: Help with headboard design

PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2020 10:11 pm
by tony.latham
Can you post some photos of your simple headboard shelf?


This is how I do it. Open storage above with a 3-1/2" lip and storage below behind the sliders.

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Tony

Re: Help with headboard design

PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2020 11:15 pm
by lfhoward
I really like the shelf above Tony’s headboard. That would be great to put glasses and books and phones.

Mine incorporates a raceway for hidden wiring, with switched 12 volt DC outlets, 120 VAC outlets, and some reading lights.

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Re: Help with headboard design

PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2020 7:54 am
by noseoil
This is what we did, open headboard is curved to match the profile of the roof/front of the cabin. Reading lights, USB charging ports, the chrome "square" is folding type drink holder.
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Re: Help with headboard design

PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2020 8:01 am
by Tom&Shelly
We built a book shelf (designed for bumpy roads) above our headboard

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(Haven't tested it yet)

Tom

Re: Help with headboard design

PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2020 9:23 am
by tony.latham
lfhoward wrote:I really like the shelf above Tony’s headboard. That would be great to put glasses and books and phones.

Mine incorporates a raceway for hidden wiring, with switched 12 volt DC outlets, 120 VAC outlets, and some reading lights.

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Is that a dungeon?

:FNP

Tony

Re: Help with headboard design

PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2020 1:24 pm
by lfhoward
tony.latham wrote:
lfhoward wrote:I really like the shelf above Tony’s headboard. That would be great to put glasses and books and phones.

Mine incorporates a raceway for hidden wiring, with switched 12 volt DC outlets, 120 VAC outlets, and some reading lights.


Is that a dungeon?

:FNP

Tony

Lol! :beer:

The reason you don’t see any doors In that photo is that it’s behind the camera. It’s a hybrid of a cargo hauler and a square teardrop, built on a military trailer chassis. The bed platform can be folded up into side benches when I want to use it for hauling.

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Here is the interior looking a little more homey.

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Re: Help with headboard design

PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2020 3:59 pm
by saltydawg
I still think howard needs just crank the heat and he has a portable Swedish sauna.

Re: Help with headboard design

PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2020 9:56 pm
by TimC
Thanks for the suggestions and glad to see some funnin around too! I appreciate the photos.

Tim

Re: Help with headboard design

PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 5:06 am
by les45
The shelves in my weekender are about as simple as it gets. The bottom shelf is actually two removable pieces with thumb holes for access to DC wiring system. They are all easily removable with pocket screw connections. They are also wide enough to hold small duffel bags and other luggage during travel.

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Re: Help with headboard design

PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 8:01 am
by wysedav
This is the headboard we have. The bottom panel (up against the mattress) is removable, it hides all of my AC and DC power distribution. In the center is a power pod which has USB, main circuit shutoffs, AC power. The shelves in the center have bungee net keeping things in place. Two large cabinet doors hides a pretty narrow storage area. We like the power pod and the shelves with the bungee net. The cabinets are kinda useless, they are too narrow to put much in them and everything falls over. The doors are hard to open when in bed. It looks good in my opinion, just not the ultimate in practicality.

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Re: Help with headboard design

PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 4:30 pm
by eLink
It's not done yet, but here is mine. The LED reading lights (mounting plates shown) have built-in USB ports. The storage cabinet will be for linens I think.
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Re: Help with headboard design

PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 11:42 am
by TimC
wysedav wrote:This is the headboard we have...


That is very nice. Where do you find bungee nets like this?