King Size Storage Headboard – Prepac Furniture – ESH-8445

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Amazon Price: $270.00 $173.70 You save: $96.30 (36%). (as of September 30, 2013 7:33 pm – Details). Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on the Amazon site at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.

ESH-8445 Features: 6 Compartments, providing ample space for bedside reading materials, clocks, photographs and decorative accessories Can be used with any King sized bed frame or is an ideal companion with Prepac's platform storage beds (sold separately) Made from Composite wood and/or MDF with a paper/foil laminate Finish: Espresso Dimensions: 81.5"(W) x 11"(D) x 43"(H)

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 81.5 x 43 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 90.2 pounds
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • Origin:  Made in USA or Imported
  • Shipping Advisory:: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • ASIN: B0018SLKCA
  • Item model number: ESH-8445

Customer Reviews

Looks great, Very Functional

 January 1, 2009
By Cordially Yours
This headboard is a great price, it’s functional, and looks very stylish once it’s put together. It is a spacesaver if you have a narrow bedroom like we do, which can not accomodate nightstands. Assembly is not too difficult if you have assembled something before. Some of the pieces are very fragile until they are put together. Just take it very slowly, read the instructions carefully, and get some help with the large parts. I assembled the king headboard right on top of our bed, it was the most comfortable place to do so, and then it was easy to transfer it to the floor, with help from my husband. In addition, I cut two holes in the back board as pass throughs for electrical cords, using a hole cutter on my drill. It is better to drill the holes before you tack on the back, as this will protect the thin finish better. Just hold up the back to the assembled headboard case, measure and mark where the holes are needed, and then move the back to a safe place on the floor where you can drill the holes. Drill slowly, and you will have a good result. We are very pleased with this headboard.

Great product for the price

 November 4, 2008
By Brad
Pros:
– Good looking
– Doesn’t feel cheap (after assembly)
– Fairly easy assembly (be carful on the hammering parts. I hammered the plastic pegs in a little to hard and put a small dent in the top board of the unit.)
– Inexpensive
– FREE shipping!

Cons:
– The finish comes off VERY easily. Mine had several gouges and scratches right out of the box.
– The MDF is too thin to last more than a few years. (I would only buy this piece if you’re expecting to replace it 2-5 years.)
– You cannot set drinks or get the headboard wet in any way (according to the instruction manual) or the MDF will disintegrate.

Four stars for the extremely cheap finish. If this unit simply had a better finish it would be a five star piece I could recommend to anyone. As it is, though, I would still recommend this unit to anyone looking for an inexpensive headboard for a bedroom.

Reading in bed in comfort

 December 15, 2012
By trek
I have never had a bed with a headboard but I have always wanted a bookcase headboard.
It’s been hard to find one for a king-sized bed that both suited our requirements but was also within the budget.
This Prepac unit did both and did it well.

The unit arrives in a flat pack. IKEA shoppers will be very familiar with this!
This was better than IKEA though because the instructions were very clear – no ambiguous pictures.
We had enough parts for assembly. No need to contact the manufacturer for spare parts.

Although most of the parts can be assembled by one person, you will definitely need a second person for attaching the top piece to the bottom assembly. There are a dozen or so pegs and locking screws that need to be aligned carefully.

You will need two Phillips screwdrivers for assembly – one standard medium bit and a second chunkier bit. The instructions said you could use a flat screwdriver for the locking nuts but we used the chunky Phillips. If you don’t have the chunky Phillips, the flat will work fine. You also need a hammer for attaching the backing. Work with a partner on this part so you don’t miss the frame when you drive the nails. We also used a rubber mallet to tap the pieces together snuggly. Much less painful than slamming down with your palms.

I made two minor modifications to the setup.

First, the headboard comes with some “feet” that you are supposed to drive into the uprights. We used these 3/4 Magic Sliders instead. These screw in and we have had a lot of good luck with them over the years.

The second modification came on day 2. Our mattress is really tall and we have memory foam mattress toppers, too. This meant that our mattress was higher than the lowest shelf. I built some custom risers out of scrap wood I had laying around in the garage. Since this is a heavy piece of furniture, simply positioning it on top of the risers is quite stable. The risers are 10″ long and wider than the uprights.

A third modification will happen once we decide exactly where we want our lights and alarm clocks to sit. At that time (lol), I will carefully pry up the nails holding the backboard in place and snake the plugs down behind the shelf unit. That way no wires will show and we won’t have to worry about tripping on anything.

While we have not attached the headboard to our bed frame, this could easily be done. You will need a drill, a Forstner bit, and some carriage bolts if you decide to go that route. The product is constructed of particle board (hence the weight) and laminate, though, wo I would strongly recommend applying masking tape to the unit in the locations where you wil drill, That way you should be able to prevent splintering the laminate when you drill.

Beautiful!

 November 6, 2009
By Jillian
Headboard looks great… we have the platform bed as well, but it really would look good with just a mattress on one of those metal bed frames (don’t use the box springs, though… or you’ll block some of the shelving). But, I highly recommend. Super easy to put together, too!

Nice Headboard

 March 19, 2009
By Brittany
The box was very heavy (took two people to get it inside). It took a while to put together because of how much you have to do. Once all was said and done, we love it. It’s beautiful, good quality and Amazon was the cheapest place we found it. We would buy it again, but I would make sure I have someone to help carry it :o )

Looks great, fits our needs, for the price

 January 31, 2010
By Aminards
We got the espresso storage headboard in Queen/double size. It fits the bed fine and the measurements given online were correct. Storage headboards are a great solution for tight spaces where a night stand won’t fit. This one has plenty of storage space and looks very nice. As others mentioned, we had to cut holes in the backing for electrical cords. Lucikly we have a hole saw that worked perfectly with the cordless drill we used for faster assembly. Assembly was pretty easy with only a couple of confusing diagrams since none of the pieces were labelled as to what piece number they were. You can leave out the center horizontal shelf if you want all of your cubbies to be the same height. I found the lowest price including shipping for this on Amazon. For the price, it is great.

Nice looking headboard on a budget!

 September 15, 2009
By Chris "Programmer/Hobbyist Musician"
I bought this headboard hoping to replace my lack-of-headboard situation with something affordable and decent looking. I’m more than happy with my purchase…the headboard was easy to assemble, and looks great! Other posters mentioned that the finish is pretty thin and can easily get chipped, which is definitely true. I was lucky in that none of the chips were visible once the headboard was assembled, so I have no complaints. If you want a really nice quality wood, or a headboard that can be a family heirloom, this is most certainly not your best bet. However, if you are looking for something that can look nice and do the job on the cheap, I would highly recommend this product!