After purchasing a king size bed, my wife and I went on a fruitless
search to buy a headboard to go with it. We didn't find a style
at any price that we liked, and the prices we found were sky
high. I subscribe to the theory that one should never pass up the
opportunity to purchase a new tool. I received a new table saw
for Christmas that year and proceeded to build this headboard. It
is constructed of 3/4" oak veneer plywood with solid oak banding.
The bed sits in front of a window so the fence was added to prevent
things from falling off the back. I added electrical outlets on
each leg and a touch plate controlled "puck" light on each side.
The deck of the headboard has a concealed hinged lid on each
side. I used barrel hinges to aid in the concealment.