I suffer from massive Eco guilt so when it came to getting rid of a single mattress, I wanted to take it apart and see what could be reused or recycled. We've just started growing some veg in our house so I decided to make a plant climber. The springs make a great support and look cool too. You'll need: A mattress A knife or hardcore scissors Wire cutters Spray paint Newspaper (to cover the ground when spraying) A few nails

Step 1: Separate Springs From Mattress

This was a bit of a hassle. I used a penknife to cut into the fabric of the mattress. There were a few layers to get through, the outer fabric and a layer of insulation. These were stitched together and attached to the bed springs with staples. Take the staples off and the bed springs come out as one big block
There are ALWAYS free mattresses up for free on Craigslist
Wow - what an idea! :) Excellent instructable!!!! Def. update with pictures - I hope you post more instructables! I Love how this looks!
Thanks guys! Not bad for my first instructable. I'll try and get some better photos to update as it grows
This is so cool. I always just stripped of the fabric and took the springs to the metal scrap yard. Now I want to replace my mattress so I can use them for this.
Love this idea! I've always thought bed springs looked lovely, but I never knew what to do with them. This is great :D
So clever! I love it. And looks cute too with the paint

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