Living in an apartment means dealing with the overflowing leftovers all the time. This time i was cleaning up my wood pieces and realized that it's enough for another king size headboard with storage.
I made a headboard about 6 months ago, it is still ok, but the thing i don't like is I made the board as one big piece, so there is no way to reach the storage area without bothering the other one in the same bed.
This one took me about 12 hours including sewing, the only power tools had been involved were a cordless driver/drill and a sewing machine. I cut all the wood with hand saw and miter box because my last jigsaw blade just broken right before the black Friday and I didn't want get into the long checkout lines.
I didn't calculate the cost because most materials are leftovers, they are about
2*4*8ft * 1
1*4*8ft * 1
1*2*8ft * 5
particleboard 24*48*3/16in *2
small hinges * 8
standard size pillows or 18*18in cushion inserts * 4
fabric *2 yards
different sizes of screws of course
Now the first thing to concern about is the size of my living room in where i will make this headboard. I have to break it into 2 pieces so it's easier to move the pieces around for the regular use of the living room. (Much to my surprise that i done this in a single day.) Also I don't have very good steps management, with smaller sizes I can turn the sides much easier and more frequently.
I like doing pretty much everything in the bed, so an angled headboard is important to me, the storage space is just a "why not" bonus then. I divided the 76 inches long board into 4 pieces, it will be convenient to access the storage. Another feature is each small board could be folded back and turn to a beverage and popcorn tray or whatever when watching movies in the bed.
I designed this in 123D Design. It is exactly 2 of twin size headboards.