I like that iron pipe gives an easy-to move, sturdy base material for this bed. Thumbs up, ladyada.
I used webbing to suspend my mattress/box spring in order to make the sleeping platform very swingy. If you want a more stable platform without the use of a box spring, please look at other instructables because I am only recording what I did. I haven't made a ladder for this yet and I will also be attaching a Navajo-style loom on one end. Having this tall bed creates space for reading/knitting/weaving/sewing/yoga in my room. It is also strong enough to do pull-ups and Bubkas and other strengthening exercises for pole vaulting.
Step 1: Materials
2 lengths of webbing: 12-15ft does the trick.
1" diameter pipe is used:
3 lengths 58"
1 length 56.5"
2 lengths 55"
for head and foot-
2 lengths 53.5"
2 lengths 75"
3 Unions* (these are used to join the pipes in a square)
7 close nipples* (Just look for an incredibly short, double-threaded length of pipe.)
2 10' lengths of cable
8 cable clamps
1 pipe wrench to tighten the joints
1 talan wrench-see pic. This is used to grab the pipe and tighten it in its socket. Very useful!
*Thanks to Wyle_E for sending me the correct names!