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Brookstone Twin Headboard

August 4, 2010 |
posted by Ana White
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A beautiful simple headboard reminiscent of an old barn door. Just needs a beautiful finish.

Brookstone Twin Headboard

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Dimensions

Dimensions: 
Brookstone Twin Headboard
Dimensions: 
Dimensions are shown above.

Materials and Tools

Shopping List: 

6 - 1x4 Boards @ 8 feet long
2 - 1x2 Boards @ 8 feet long
3 - 1x3 Boards @ 8 feet long

1 1/4 inch finish nails
2 inch finish nails
wood glue
wood filler
120 grit sandpaper
primer
wood conditioner
paint
paint brush
Tools: 
measuring tape
square
pencil
safety glasses
hearing protection
drill
compound miter saw
nailer
sander
countersink drill bit

Cut List

Cut List: 

12 - 1x4 @ 31" (Panel Boards)
2 - 1x2 @ 49 1/2" (Side Legs)
2 - 1x3 @ 49 1/2" (Front Legs)
2 - 1x3 @ 38 1/2" (Back Supports)
2 - 1x4 @ 38 1/2" (Front Trim)
1 - 1x4 @ 26" (Center Trim)
1 - 1x3 @ 44" (Top Trim)
1 - 1x4 @ 45" (Top Trim)
2 - 1x4 @ 30" (Cross Bracing, ends cut 30 Degrees off square, parallel)

Cutting Instructions: 
Please see PDF for full cutting instructions.

General Instructions

See attached PDF for full building instructions.

PDF

I bet you have received your Pottery Barn Kids catalog in the mail, and you have already lusted over the Brookfield Collection. I love the play table, it would double perfectly as a coffee table.  And the cubby console is a must hack.  But it's the bed that I had to take on this morning.

Brookfield Bed, Image Designed By Ana White

Ana vs the bed, what do you think?

Brookfield Bed, Designed and Image By Ana White

I'm saying everyone wins.  Like the Pottery Barn Kids Brookstone Bed, our bed can be built with pine boards and a sheet of plywood (for the bottom of the bed).  But today, we are going to focus on the headboard.

This headboard reminds me of an old barn door with the cross bracing.  It's also economical to build because it's made of 1x4s and a couple 1x3s and 1x2s.  Go for the cull bin and pick up cracked and distressed boards for added character and big discounts - just make sure you check all your boards for square.  And easy way to check a board for square is to pretend it's an arrow on a bow.  Look down the board like it's an arrow and you will be able to easily see if the board is straight.  Rotate the board to check all sides.

Brookfield Headboard, Designed and Image By Ana White

With the right finish, this headboard is going to be so pretty!

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OOOOOO! THAT bed in a KING

OOOOOO! THAT bed in a KING SIZE would be a rock star bed!!

posted by Annie (not verified) | on Wed, 2010-08-04 10:13

yep! that is EXACTLY the bed

yep! that is EXACTLY the bed (in a KING size) that I want for our new farmhouse!

PRETTY PLEASE, Ana??????

posted by Brandy Ellen Photography (not verified) | on Wed, 2010-08-04 10:25

this is it!!! I have been

this is it!!! I have been looking and looking and debating and debating, some more. And it all just came to a stop! THIS IS IT! I love it!!!!!! (in a king size...) THANK YOU!!!!

posted by Megan (not verified) | on Wed, 2010-08-04 10:46

Just when I think there

Just when I think there couldn't possibly be any more furniture that I "need" to make, this beautiful piece appears. Love it! Thanks so much.

posted by Mom (not verified) | on Wed, 2010-08-04 12:09

Ooh!! Cute!! I tried to find

Ooh!! Cute!! I tried to find a suggestion box on your site...but couldn't find one. :P Maybe on the new site? :) I love all your furniture so much! I am really needing to build a couple of pieces that you do not have plans for unfortunately. :P I need a bench for a vanity seat and I would LOVE to build a hope chest for the foot of my bed. Any suggestions?

posted by Rachel (not verified) | on Wed, 2010-08-04 12:34

Wow, it's amazing how easy it

Wow, it's amazing how easy it looks to build this bed when you break it down and I'm excited at how cheap it should be to build!!

posted by *MICHELLE CAUDLE* (not verified) | on Wed, 2010-08-04 16:00

You just made my life so much

You just made my life so much harder ... now I don't know if I want the farmhouse canopy bed (which I had pretty much decided on) or the brookstone storage bed! Could you pretty please make plans for the bed in queen size?

posted by Stephanie (not verified) | on Wed, 2010-08-04 16:21

I'm agreeing totally with

I'm agreeing totally with Stephanie. I don't know which to make, this one or the farmhouse bed (queen size please.) Decisions decisions.....

posted by Momma Button (not verified) | on Wed, 2010-08-04 16:46

Ana, I LOVE YOUR BLOG! Thank

Ana, I LOVE YOUR BLOG! Thank you!! You've got me so inspired. You find time to build *and* be a mom. I'd love to see this plan in a KING size bed! I've lusted after the farmhouse bed, but really want the storage like the Stratton bed. This is perfect. King size please!

posted by Jen (not verified) | on Thu, 2010-08-05 13:14

Ana, Do you have plans for

Ana, Do you have plans for the lower section of the bed? Our current bed is not long for this world and is not what I really wanted anyway. I would love it if you have plans for the bed and like so many others would love it in a king size!!!

posted by The Family Jacob (not verified) | on Thu, 2010-08-05 20:59

LOVE the bed!! Any plans for

LOVE the bed!! Any plans for the full size?

posted by amyzap (not verified) | on Fri, 2010-08-06 11:08

I absolutely LOVE this bed.

I absolutely LOVE this bed. I would love to try to make it, but the PDF plans aren't loading. anyone else have that problem? Can I find the plans anywhere else?

posted by Rachel (not verified) | on Wed, 2010-12-08 10:43

Is there plans for the head

Is there plans for the head board on this bed?

posted by mark (not verified) | on Fri, 2010-12-10 14:55

Do you have the buliding

Do you have the buliding plans for the headboard? I see you have plans for the storage base, but not the headboard.

Thanks,

posted by Daryl (not verified) | on Sat, 2011-01-22 11:51

I'm having the same problem.

I'm having the same problem. The plans aren't here! Help Ana!!

posted by newbuilder (not verified) | on Sun, 2011-02-06 18:25

The rest of the instructions for this bed!

Ana I really would love to make 2 of these twin size beds for my daughters who will have to start sharing a room soon and love that it has bottom storage as we can use this space for toys. Please let me know how to make it please please!!!!!

posted by Irma Philp (not verified) | on Wed, 2011-06-08 17:12
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In a KING :)

This is the one I want but in a king!

posted by rhubbard36 | on Mon, 2011-07-18 21:31
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hello there

posted by SonyaKyle | on Wed, 2012-03-21 11:38
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Q is for Queen ;)

This is AWESOME! How do I go about getting the dimensions for the base on a queen size bed?!

posted by _meganrachelle_ | on Tue, 2013-08-20 07:11

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