Introduction: Portable Bedside Footrests for Massage

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Comfortable, portable,and inexpensive.  These footrests will enable better access to the lower half of the body, the next time your partner wants a massage. They provide an added benefit of boosting the edge of the bed up a little, but you still might need a pillow there. For comfort. 
   I cobbled these together in 10 minutes. They seem quite sturdy, but I wouldn't stand on them.

two boards ( I used 1"x 8" x 46")
two uprights ( mine ended up 27" tall; see "upright height")

upright Height = (Distance from floor to top of box springs) + 6".  If you will only be using this on one bed you can cut the uprights to length and be done. Otherwise you must con$ider click height adjustable uprights. Vintage legs could be sweet. With flip click lock brackets for storage.

Assembly and Use:
Attach upright about 3" from one end of plank.  I used a 1 5/8" drywall screw. Wedge about 18" of the other end between the box spring and mattress. Space apart as comfort dictates.

You may want to sand these before putting to use. You could pad them and cover with vinyl. Upholstery tacks around the edge.  Or not.  A splinter might need "invasive surgery" from a "doctor".  Immediately following the massage.

Disclaimer - Not responsible for accidents, injuries, or babies.


serpensphile (author)2012-10-18

Oh yeah! Very nice idea. On my "to build" list before this weekends "date night"! Hey, you are a genius!!!!!

dreamberry (author)serpensphile2012-10-18

Thanks! Just trying to solve some of the world's really important problems!

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