DIY Maven

DIY Maven

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Although I'm a writer by education and profession, I have a not-so-secret DIY and craft (of almost any kind) addiction. I'm the… read more

Comments - Roundup: Utterly Awesome Hidden Beds

Julie on Sep 15, 2013:

Survivor Momma, I would love to see pics of what you described. I am trying to make space in a tiny home in the country. I

SurvivorMama on Sep 10, 2013:

In my tiny retreat cabin I built two nesting platforms. By day double thick pads make a lovely bench with decorative pillows. By night , the outer box can slide out and the pads (10" queen therafoam mattress halved) unstack to make a wonderfully comfortable platform bed 6' long and 5' wide with an 8' diagonal. When I have guests they get to choose the queen bed or one of two integrated hammocks (if more than 1 tall individual). My retreat is a favorite of my chilsren who also like using the other outdoor hammock & tarp setups during most seasons. In winter they sleep in with the woodstove and I enjoy my cozy winter config tarp/hammock because they still do not believe how wRm and cozy I am.

bruno on Jun 11, 2013:

Sorry guys, an HTML glitch was causing the post to disappear! It's back now!

Anonymous on Jun 11, 2013:

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chattytara on Apr 30, 2013:

Where is this article? There are only comments pictures.

Ron Jordan on Sep 16, 2012:

Regarding the desk bed.  I happen to have one of these, but the style of the mine is that of an oak library desk.  There is actually no need to stash the mattress elsewhere if it is the original feather mattress...  Mine folds inside with no problem.

Brittany on Mar 05, 2012:

I don't even watch Dr. Who, but i want that Tardis bed - it's awesome! About the rail-less college loft bed, my sister and I had loft beds in college (which I looooved); I never fell out, but my sister did (nearly a 6ft drop since the beds were high enough to put a desk and bookcase under). She used my little brother's old toddler-bed-gate to act as rails. It sort of felt like being in a cage, so my sister only put the gate up right before she went to sleep. It did its job - she never fell out again.

Annette on Feb 16, 2012:

My favorite is the first one.  If I lived in a NYC or other BIG city and had to live in a closet, I'd definitely choose something like this for my bed.  It's amazing to me how much creativity comes from necessity! 

Tashinka on Feb 14, 2012:

Mattress-over-bath seems like a recipe for moisture problems and mold/mildew... ew, ew, ew.  Love the zip-together foam that parks on the wall, though!  Would be perfect for a playroom/guest room!

DesigningMom on Feb 14, 2012:

Pretty aweome idea, but I'm thinking the college dorm bed needs side rails. That's a bit scary up so high.

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