Instead of a headboard, place bookshelves to frame the bed. Add lights for late night reading. This would be great for a guest bedroom. Leave the shelves at the end of the bed empty for the guests to unpack their clothes. or kids room
Wonder if this could be fabricated to make a desk for two plus shelving above. Industrial Chic: Ideas for using industrial pipes to decorate your home (like this awesome DIY shelving unit!) Image via A Beautiful Mess - .