Re: Using 2x4 Expedit Bookcase as headboard
I was thinking about raising my Malm bed so I could put storage boxes under it, and for that I was planning to use cedar 4x4s routed to hold the headboard and footboard so it wouldn't slide off. I ended up finding another storage option, so I didn't do that, but maybe the solution would work under your bookcase, too. One caveat: if you have pets, rough sawn cedar snags pet hair like mad and is difficult to clean - but cedar is easy to sand smooth and takes paint and stain well. It's still fairly easy to find an attractive piece with few or no knots.