"Floating Bed"

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Introduction: "Floating Bed"

Growing tired of my boxspring on the floor I decided I wanted to create a bed frame that made it look like the bed was floating above the floor.  I left room for a headboard/lamp idea that I'll be completing in the next couple of weeks.

Step 1: The Planning Stage

I perhaps spent too much time and drew in too many supports  But for my first build of a bed I wanted to be meticulous.

Step 2: A Good Foundation.

I planned everything on to be supported on the main base frame with the second level that supports the box spring to line up on the base level.

Step 3: The Second Level

I built this level to line up with the level below and also added lateral slats across the top to give an even level of support across the box spring

Step 4: Sidewalls

I added side walls that I 'upholstered' in padding and a cotton grey padding.

Stay tuned for my headboard addition in the next little while.  I'm building hidden bedside lamps that swivel out from the top and light switches controlling it hidden behind cloth/foam covered panels.

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42 Discussions

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Jamvie710
Jamvie710

Question 2 months ago on Introduction

Do you need to put the little feet on the base level or can I just run them straight across without the feet

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vaughnago
vaughnago

Answer 2 months ago

You can do straight across. I added the feet as the floor it was sitting on wasnt level, the feet allowed it to sit level.

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cvd111883
cvd111883

Question 4 months ago

are the dimensions for a king?

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vaughnago
vaughnago

Answer 2 months ago

I don't exact know. It was listed as a king but the dimensions were not standard.

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bijibiji
bijibiji

4 years ago

Bro. Totally awesome. You should definitely take part in the 4x2 contest.

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wilvicc
wilvicc

5 years ago on Step 4

..This is awesome! I suggest putting lights under the bed, maybe LED strips or something, adding more effects on the floating illusion!

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NaniM1
NaniM1

5 years ago on Introduction

Did you upholster the sidewalls before you attached them? What size are the sidewalls

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godbri0612
godbri0612

6 years ago on Introduction

Here is a pic of the one i built, its not finished but i love it so far..

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jomo.maher
jomo.maher

Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

LEDs look amazing. I've been planning to get some for my project for so long now.

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BlaineTown
BlaineTown

6 years ago on Introduction

Excellent job by the way! Would you mind sharing the plans for the padded headboard you constructed? Masterful work! I'm thoroughly impressed! ;-)

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godbri0612
godbri0612

6 years ago

this is my bed finished and I love it! as you can tell I'm also working on a pallet headboard.

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vaughnago
vaughnago

Reply 6 years ago

I like the leather padding on the sides. I was considering doing the same to mine. I still may reupholster mine with new fabric. with my headboard I ended up making a padded squares. I though of doing something like yours albeit with narrower boards.

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godbri0612
godbri0612

Reply 6 years ago

nice, I like it!

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godbri0612
godbri0612

6 years ago on Introduction

First off i wanna say that you did an awsome job making this bed, i love it.. only issue is i have a queen and im guessing this is for a king?

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amckinney5
amckinney5

7 years ago on Introduction

Thank you for your post! Finally finished mine and working on designing the headboard. Very nice design.

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vaughnago
vaughnago

Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

Thats awesome! I thought of adding light sensors that would kick in when the room became dark and then fade over a few seconds but I didn't get around to it. Sadly I'll be moving in a month and unfortunately Its not something I can take. So looks like i'll be starting from scratch in a new location.

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gcoulby
gcoulby

7 years ago on Introduction

OK, first of all that look fantastic. A little boxy for my tastes, but nevertheless fantastic. What I am interested in is how you came up with the 12" x 18" recede on the footprint. I am designing a floating bed for a client and the biggest mattress I can get here in Georgia (the country) is 1.6m x 2m (≈ 60" x 80"). Would I need to decrease the depth it recedes or increase? or could I get away with leaving it the same?

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vaughnago
vaughnago

Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

I would suggest giving yourself 3-4 inches extra for your base that the box spring will sit on so you can comfortably tuck in sheets or bedding. It also gives some extra room to lower the bed in gently. I would keep the recessed base no smaller than 2/3s the total width that your bed is.