Sidebar with vertical menu

I’m using the theme Bootstrap.

  1. How do I get a sidebar to appear on the right side?
  2. Also I want to create a vertical accordion menu of articles grouped in categories – inside the sidebar.

That may be a little too much for one post. Let’s start off with this:
At this point I have the Afterburner2 theme active since it looks like it is set up for a right sidebar. To start out I want to create a sidebar for a vertical menu I plan to set up.

I’ve followed some examples on that, but it doesn’t work. Up to this point it’s all been pretty much trial and error, but no success. Any suggestions or if anyone could point me in the right direction, would truly be appreciated. Thanks!