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douglastommie

Does anyone remember the old headboards from the 50's and 60's with the built in bookshelves behind your head? You could reading lamps on top and stash your alarm clock and reading material on the shelves. They were ugly (I hate mid century design) but practical and you didn't need a bedside table.

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aburns197157

Where can I buy the curved micro shelf

   
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midwalesparky

My husband and I turned what was a horrible single bedroom into a triumph of a small double. He made the bed to a custom size one inch less wide than a Queen-size, but longer than standard because he's 6'2". This meant a slight compromise on bedside tables, so one was a small open cube (ie open on two faces) that can easily be picked up and put away in the bottom of the wardrobe he also built to a custom size and the other is the real triumph. It's basically a really lovely version of a sort of drop down table/shelf like you would get in the back of an airline seat, but much nicer! During the day it clips away and when it needs to be used, there's a chain at each side measured precisely so that when it drops down, it drops down at a perfect 90 degree angle. It's made from birch ply with some walnut lipping and is really wonderful, plus takes up no room at all on the wall once it's closed up again.

   

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