How To Build a Platform Bed, Deck, or Poolside Lounger for Under $30

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

platformbed

Aeray is a professional carpenter, furniture maker, designer and builder and he's frustrated with the overbuilding and over-engineering done on simple DIY projects. His goal for his tutorial on Instructables is to illustrate how to simply and inexpensively build a multipurpose platform deck that can be used for a queen sized bed, a futon mattress, or a waterproofed, cushioned poolside lounger (as suggested by one commenter).

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How to Make a Bed out of Pipes

by DIY Maven

Hybrid Pipe Bed

Instructabler jtwanderlust decided to make a bed. Out of pipes. As the article suggests, the project had its hiccups, but the outcome doesn't look it. JT estimates that the entire thing cost $400, HOWEVER, with some modifications, that cost could be less. Here's some of the supplies JT used:

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Sun Beam Bed

by DIY Maven

Sun Beam Bed

Lago's Beam is a platform bed that is also a light source. Its sunburst construction is the secret to it being able to radiate light throughout the room, making the bed seem to rise as does the sun.

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The Study Bed

by DIY Maven

The Study Bed

Study Beds allow you to turn any extra bedroom into a study and back into a bedroom in seconds. What's especially clever about the design is nothing on the desk's surface has to be moved or even disrupted when it lowers and reveals the flip down bed. Available in single and double models. Now for the downside....looks like they're only available in the UK, and they're not inexpensive either.

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The Hamburger Bed

by DIY Maven

The Hamburger Bed

And now for something completely different....behold the Hamburger Bed. Although, a purist would note that it’s actually a Cheeseburger Bed. It’s not  available to purchase, but with the help of a round bed and some sewing skills--to fashion a bun duvet, tomato and pickle slice pillow covers and etc--you could attempt a replicate. Via.

 

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Sanford Burrows: Modern, Italian & Luxe Bed Linens

by DIY Maven

Sanford Burrows: Modern, Italian & Luxe Bed Linens
Graphic designer turned home textile designer Jill Sanford Burrows found herself working and living in London when she was inspired to create something more tangible than marketing messages. Her interest drew her to home furnishings and bed linens in particular. For Jill, her new bed linen line had to be as much about quality as beauty. Her quest led to Italy where she found the craftsmanship to produce luxurious linens, where artisans combine...

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Repurposed Twin Headboard

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

created on: 06/21/08

Repurposing a headboard: make a slipcover for it (as above), dog bed, a doll bed, a child's low platform bed, the back of a wide chair, a tabletop, cut an opening and use as a frame, a mirror frame, if it's slatted, upholster it, if it's solid, paint a picture in the center, decoupage a favorite image in the center.  It killed me but I cut off the legs of this headboard so it would sit on the floor.  I drilled holes for long bolts and attached...

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How to Get into the Habit of Making Your Bed!

by DIY Maven

How to Get into the Habit of Making Your Bed!

Did you ever wonder why your mom or mom equivalent harassed you into making your bed every day? One reason was probably because it made him/her feel better about the state of your room. If you’re like me and make your bed every morning, you know what I’m talking about. If you don’t, you night want to try Apartment Therapy’s 8 tricks to help you get in the habit of fixing your bed.

  1. Simplify your bedding.
  2. Use linen spray instead of airing out...

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How To: Twelve Steps to Create a Sleep Haven.

by Chris Gardner

 

How To: Twelve Steps to Create a Sleep Haven.

Ahh...sleep. Everyone loves it, needs it, and could do it more effectively. These twelve tips - mostly free, but including a couple of new purchases - can help you be rested and create the perfect sleep haven.

1. Buy a new mattress.
2. Bask in comfort: Buy silky, natural tree-fiber sheets in a soothing color.
3. A quick spritz of soothing lavendar water on your pillows helps calm your exhausted mind.
4. Chill Before Bed and lower your room’s...

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