I have two king-sized bed heads leftover from failed customer service experience. I've tried to give them away on Freecycle, to no avail. It seems like a waste (and hassle where I live in London) to throw them away as the wood is sturdy and matches my bed.
So, instead of building a standard built-in wardrobe, I had the idea to attach these horizontally to the wall (one above head-height, the other around knee height) to provide shelving. I would then later attach curtains to it.
My question: how would I go about securing these to the wall (if at all?) so that I could achieve my goal above?
Here is a crude diagram I drew while procrastinating sleep when I had the idea... The yellow part is the bed head horizontally coming out from the rear wall. The other headboard would be attached similarly, but nearer to ground level, aligning to the left-hand end of the wall, so that they would overlap a little in the middle.
Specifications of the bed heads:
- 99cm standing height or depth from the wall when horizontal [may take some off the bottom to make this not so deep]
- 160cm width
- Intended heights from the ground: ~180cm for upper one, 50cm for lower one [not pictured]
- Drywall is ~40mm thick on the outside wall (right in drawing), ~20mm thick in long wall of drawing
- Construction of apartment is metal stud