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Dinosaur Bed!

It's a dinosaur bed! Sure to eat up all those bad dreams, right? Link

Topic by fungus amungus    |  last reply


magnetic bed

Since our cells are electrically based, I thought I would try sleeping on a magnetic bed, any plans out there?

Topic by katesisco    |  last reply


Loft Bed?

I am looking for plans to make a loft bed for college. I need pictures, and/or step by step instructions. It would be most efficient if there were some way to make shelving and a desk for underneath. Thanks to all who reply!! :)

Topic by ewilks2008    |  last reply


Hammock Bed

I just came across this incredibly comfortable looking hammock that I so desperately want. Unfortunately the price tag ($650) is a little too heavy. I think I can manage to make my own if I find the right materials.Does anyone have any ideas on how to go about doing it before I get started?

Topic by fitztrev    |  last reply


A bed with pockets

So I was thinking about making a shred bed or some other shred furniture. The office has a ton (probably literally) of finely shredded paper that would make excellent stuffing. I was thinking, hey, I've got some old pants I could slice up and make a patchwork shred thing out of. Then I got to thinking, wouldn't it be cool to have a bed with pockets in the sides? You could stick your cell phone in there and charge it and it would be close enough to be loud enough to wake you up but not so easily accessible as to defeat the purpose of an alarm. It would look darn silly made out of pants, though.

Topic by stephen20x6    |  last reply


Illuminated bed

Ok I'm really kind of new to electronics but I'm going to throw out an idea and if anyone could help me with this I would be greatly appreciative. I'm building a platform bed and I saw this picture when looking for ideas I instantly fell in love with this lighting. BedBut here is what I was thinking, what if I do my room in a different color? How could I make it look good? Then I thought RGB. Now what Im thinking is using Red Green and Blue Led's each I would imagine each would have to be on a different circuit and hook into some type of controller that can modify which one is brighter. I would think there would be some type of board I could hook up via usb and some software to change values of light. So if anyone has suggestions on what size LED's, resistors, or what kind of board I would need Please let me know I really am lost as to where to start. Also about how many would i need of each to have a good glow like this if its any help Im going to be using a queen size mattressBed

Topic by raidensdad    |  last reply


Bunk Beds Dangerous for Kids, Hopefully Safe for Interns

A new report shows that bunk beds may be pretty dangerous things that can lead to broken toes, bloody noses, ceiling fan entanglement (!), falls, strangulation and more fun things. Thinking back on my own experience growing up on the top bunk as a kid and in school dorms, I think I can claim about three of those injuries. But it was fun and sometimes we combined the injuries like the time I pushed a kid off the top of a bunk (an accident, I swear) and as he was falling off he chucked a plastic squirt gun and nailed me in the forehead making me bleed all over the place.He landed on a cushion and I proudly went to the hospital. Good times.Well, here at Instructables HQ we have our own bunkbeds for interns and visitors and so far there have been no accidents. But, as this study from Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio seems to say, it's only a matter of time before we add to the 36,000 reported injuries a year. Link

Topic by fungus amungus    |  last reply


What can I use instead of wood to make raised planter beds? We have a serious ground termite issue where I live. Answered

I have used concrete masonry units but they take up a lot of space. Pavers?

Question by handprints    |  last reply


bamboo furniture making

Am wanting to build an "Island themed bed" for my 9 yr.old daughter.Am thinking of a bamboo loft bed,since bamboo is so strong.Is there anyone that might have some input?Thanks!

Topic by nakota    |  last reply


How do you loft one of those beds with the built in drawers on the bottom??

I'm starting grad school in the fall and opted to live on campus. I haven't lived in a dorm in over 6 years--the lack of space is daunting to say the least. I would like to loft my bed, but the bed provided in the dorm is one of those extra long twin beds with built in drawers on the bottom. How do I construct a loft for a bed like that? 

Question by Meganhyatt    |  last reply



Twittering Bed for Newlyweds

We already have a chair in the office that twitters your toots, but now there's a bed that tweets when you get busy. The anonymous creator made this bed for his anonymous friend and it lets the world know when the action begins and ends and the intensity of the action. Too much information? We'll see. Link

Topic by fungus amungus    |  last reply


College Bed Extender????

Could someone please help me! I'm looking for the easiest way to make my university dorm bed abit bigger (in the width not length ). Right now it is single size, I am hoping to make something that could be added next to the bed that could carry the mattress and person weight. The bed frame is fixed to the floor and is 195 cm long and 32 cm high.Anyone got any ideas ????

Question by geohan15  


Millenium Falcon Bed

This Star Wars fan took his desire to sleep on the Millenium Falcon to a new extreme. OK, the first extreme and also the first time I've heard of anyone with this desire. So here's the bed for that. Now all he needs is a space worm body pillow to go on top. Link

Topic by fungus amungus    |  last reply


cool alternative to bed? Answered

hello all i have a slight problem you see i HATE my bed it is very firm and is not really that good on my back too  the list goes on so what i want to do is build /make something that will finally let me get a good night's sleep i would like a hammock but i cant put any form of hole in the walls what i want ideally is a bean bag bed but i don't know if packing peanuts would work really well thankyou, fidgety

Question by fidgety2    |  last reply


fluidized bed technology

Im currently working this one in my master's degree.. i let you know about my findings when i'll finish this.. as of now, i'm open to any suggestions or comments.. also, i need more references, materials and books, even journals that would deepen my understanding on this research..

Topic by mikulo    |  last reply


Murphy bed- Help!

I'm currently building a Murphy (folding) bed and am thinking of geeking it out by making it fold up and down at the flick of a switch (or remote). I dont have very much experience with motors and was wondering if anyone could suggest a basic and CHEAP option for an eletric motor of some sort to do this and an easy option of configuring it to hold the bed up when not in use. At the moment the bed will be swinging/moving into the wall by way of floor mounted heavy duty draw mechanisms and will have a wire coming from either side and going to a conter weight by way of pulleys. The other option i considered was hydraulic lifters on either side but i know even less about hydraulics than i do motors! Any help is apreciated and i will post an instuctable of the construction of the bed mechanism once its finished. Cheers, Will

Topic by willj89    |  last reply


new bed.. ideas?

Ok so its time I finnaly got a new bed. I've already though about some cool ideas of what to do with it and I wanted to see if anyone would want to contribute aswell. My first idea was to take the legs from my loft bed and put them on the corners of my normal bed. so essentially a normal bed with 4 large post at the corners, from there I would to stretch some sort of canvas or muslin at the top attached to each one of the corners and use https://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Projector-on-the-Cheap/ to project whatever I want onto the screen whie I lay down. Another idea I had was to take 2 sets of computer speakers I have and place 1 on each corner of the bed then attach them to a radio which I could use to play music through fm transmiter plugged into my laptop. I already have acumulated most of this stuff around my house so it shouldn't be too hard, but before I make any more steps into the project I'd like to hear your opinions on this.

Topic by astrozombies138    |  last reply


Bicycle trailer bed?

Has any one seen a Bicycle trailer that turns in to a sleeping trailer. and yes I have looked on the web I'm looking to build one.

Question by the pvc bike guy    |  last reply


Refrigerated Dog Bed

Ahoy-hoy, My first post on Instructables! Anyhow, we own a 10-month old Great Pyrenees and live in the drought stricken and warm Southern California climate. As summer approaches we have been looking at options to help keep her cool and we haven't had the greatest of luck with cooling beds available on the market, our Coonhound tore up the first one as a 50 lb pup during his first summer. I was thinking about potentially re-purposing an old mini-fridge coolant system into a cooling bed. My very initial thoughts are as follows: 1. Salvage working mini-fridge 2. Disassemble cooling system 3. Create bed surface using sheet metal (our Pyr won't sleep on the any of the multiple plush beds available to her, only concrete or dirt) 4. Create mount base for bed, ideal scenario would have a force sensitive switch that would only turn on refrigeration unit when dog is on the bed. 5. Thermally attach refrigerator expander coils to the underside of the bed, most likely via solder but could bolt together with thermally conductive paste 6. Rig up an enclosure and support structure for the compressor, heat exchange coils, and electronics. I imagine the bed surface resembling the weight scales at the vet but with some provisions to attach a padded fabric cover. Things to be addressed: 1. Ensuring proper temperature regulation...she has a thick durable coat but don't want to over due things. Temperature feedback shouldn't not be too much of a hurdle using an Arduino or using the existing "twisty-turny" nob in the fridge 2. Properly disassembling the salvaged fridge, don't want to unnecessarily release the refrigerant and defeat the whole purpose 3. Make this thing sturdy enough to survive the wear and tear of one and/or probably two 85 lb plus dogs Is this too far fetched (no pun intended, my dogs aren't retrievers)? Any thoughts and advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Rich 

Topic by richardwdyer    |  last reply


Make a bunk bed

I decided to make a bunk bed for my room as it is small and I need a desk.  I'm a beginner at woodworking and I need some help. I have made some "plans", I will put 7x2m stakes, 4x1.40m each around 10cm x 10cm wide. Each horizontal stake will have a angle bracket under ( https://www.hornbach.ch/shop/Corniere-dangle-a-charge-lourde-avec-une-nervure-150x150x65-mm-galvanisee-sendzimir-1-unite/8062988/article.html ). Each horizontal stake next to another will a a angle bracket between. Is spruce wood a good choice ? Or maybe I should choose a stronger one ? The bed must support 2 people ( around 140kg ), do you think it's strong enough ? Material : 10 x https://www.hornbach.ch/shop/Latte-en-epicea-rabotee-3000x17x36-mm/1009912/article.html 9 x https://www.hornbach.ch/shop/Bois-massif-de-construction-100x80x3000-mm-epicea-sapin/8099466/article.html  20 x https://www.hornbach.ch/shop/Corniere-dangle-a-charge-lourde-avec-une-nervure-150x150x65-mm-galvanisee-sendzimir-1-unite/8062988/article.html Total price : 239 CHF Sorry for my english.

Topic by servietsky777    |  last reply


Building a tall bed

Hi Instructables Community! I need to build a bed with about 2 feet of storage underneath it so I can put my things in boxes and sublet my room!  I am attempting to do this on the cheap, but also want the bed to be sturdy enough to jump on!  My idea is to have four 6x6 bedposts and construct the frame out of 2x6s with a 2x4 running lengthwise and also one running across on the bottom for added support.  And possibly brackets to help reinforce the legs.  I don't have a box spring and am not sure whether use plywood sheets or fence boards for the platform.  Any thoughts on this plan?  Does it sound sturdy?  Also, I am trying to find a way to transport lumber from the building supply store I will buy it from to my house.  If you live in SF and have a truck, I will pay you and make you lunch if you help me out!   Let me know!

Topic by harveyrabbit75    |  last reply


Fiber Optics Bed Bed Cover - Way Too Cool

What do you guys think? Possible to make by hand? Comfortable if done DIY? http://www.thefancy.com/things/210657943979299025 Awesome.

Topic by Myrloc    |  last reply



bed frame around a bed? Answered

I have an old pine bed that I don't like so I want to make more modern by building a modern looking ikea bed around it or onto it would this be possable if so can you point me towards where I would find out how to or can you tell me.

Question by BrianBrianBrian    |  last reply


north woods bed-frame

Attached images are from an ad for Eddie Bauer "North Woods Collection" bedding. I'm interested in the construction of the ?bed? or ?bed-frame? in the images. Is this a solid piece of wood? (if it is it must weigh a ton) or is it something created just for advertising purposes -- i.e., pretty, but not functional? Any suggestions on how something like this might be built? I've looked through all instructables for "beds" and "bed-frames" but can't find anything like this. This would be an outrageously overpriced piece of furniture if purchased at retail. I'm sure someone in the community could suggest a couple of methods for building it. Also, the pictured lamp and bed-table. thanks much from mpls., mn.

Topic by deadairman    |  last reply


foam/bean-bag bed

Hey guys, I was thinking of making a large foam stuffed bed but I have doubts as to whether they are good to actually sleep on regularly. So if anyone has made something like these please let me know what you think and how well you sleep on it compared to regular beds. Thanks a lot.https://www.instructables.com/id/bean-bag-sofa--bed/?ALLSTEPS#step0https://www.instructables.com/id/Softer-Better-and-more-expensive-Bean-bag-chair/

Topic by evillordnikon  


Murphy style beds mechanism

Hey guys, I need some advice, I want to build a murphy style bed, in short i want the bed to look like so: http://www.resourcefurniture.com/space-savers/queen-space-saving-beds/ito I have build and tested the shelf.leg system, it works pretty well and is weighted out nicely. the concept is going to use pistons to lower the bed for a smoother feel but what my concern is what would be the best way to build the pivot mechanism at low cost but high durability. the bed will have a sofa at the front also but not like the one in the link, my version will be more of a box with cushion and fabrik that i can store items away into. Please use the link below to view a version of my concept for the pivot mechanism: http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/692/pivotsystem.jpg ( i know there are a few misspelt words but it was just a quick mock up for you guys) Any help is welcome - just dont advise me to buy the murphy bed mechanism as its to expensive and i believe i can build the entire bed for the same price :)

Topic by rron.r    |  last reply


Recycle a sofa into a sofa bed?

I have a lovely old sofa that has now broken at the bottom on one side and don't want to throw it away. I was wondering if it would be possible to make it into a sofa bed? The frame is in pretty good condition and solid still. I've searched Google but not having any luck (except one small post on how it would probably be expensive)

Question by jhutchins2    |  last reply


The living cube bed storage

I am looking to see if anyone has or has built one of the "Living Cube" bed/storage spaces. I am considering building one but this is a big project for me and I am limited with skill. If anyone has any tips or advice it would be greatly appreciated.

Topic by ricardo.r.rosas    |  last reply


Adjustable bed remote fix

I  will have to throw away, at much expense,  and replace a terrific adjustable bed because no one seems to know how to fix the remote control broken red bulb.  After a trip to and from the supposed specialists in WinstonSalem N.C., it came back with NO bulb, and both a screw and a small piece missing!  When I called, he informed me it was working when it left there... How would he know WITHOUT  the bed?  Top that with him insisting it 'doesn't NEED the bulb to work'.   Any advice on what bulb  for a 9 volt, and precisely how to know circuit board terminals ?  

Topic by 10TanToes    |  last reply


Danish Inspired Platform Bed

Well, I did it again.... I published another one of my projects that I started documenting a long time ago (early December :P) It's currently buried on the page ranging from 1200-1215 (when sorted by date :P). So I figured I'd help it get some exposure :PDanish Inspired Platform BedI've been sleeping on this bed since last august and it has survived a few mattress flips and is holding up without problems :)

Topic by trebuchet03  


Bed hammock from the ceiling? Answered

Hey, I'm looking to add a hammock in my bonus room. I am going to use a tarp for the base and a comforter as a cover. My only question is, how can I hang a hammock you can sleep in into the ceiling or these corners? Here is the room: http://cl.ly/1g271c3I0b1i2i1s392Z/IMG_3513.JPG http://cl.ly/2f3K0s2Q3E0F072M1G3y/IMG_3512.JPG

Question by dpagek    |  last reply


Children's Bed from PVC

Hello out there, I'm thinking of building a bed from PVC pipe for my 2 1/2 year old so I can move his one year old sister into his crib.  I'm doing some rough sketches of how i want it to look (and I don't have a scanner or the skills to do it in Sketchup) and I was wondering if the community could help me figure out a few things.  If it doesn't have the the following criteria helping me out my wife may not let me know do it.   First is it has to be weight bearing enough to hold at least one adult on the bed with him if we lay down with him.  Two strong enough for him to jump on.  Third; cost effective!  With all the connections it can add up really quickly and I'm wondering if I should just bite the bullet and buy him a bed and skip the hero dad bit. Thoughts?

Topic by ncaplan    |  last reply


Elevator or counterweight lift beds

Can anyone reverse engineer and make one of those elevator beds that are made with counter weights? They are becoming popular in Europe.  Ana White made one using garage door but it uses four corners.  The ones in Europe use only one wall or also add the ceiling across for the other end.  I like the one that spaceurc_com has which uses counter weights. BedUp_fr & espace-loggia_com seem a bit more difficult.  I can build a murphy bed, but these are a challenge and I like a challenge but it is too technical for me. Thanks for your help.

Topic by froman    |  last reply


Building a Platform Bed in an Apartment?

I just moved to a new state/city after graduating college and moved out here with just what I could fit in my car. So i had to buy a few essentials after I got out here mostly a bed, but I didnt want to spend a ton of money  so I just bought a mattress I saw some posts about building a platform bed but I still have some problems doing this I need to be able to build it in my apartment, which has plenty of room because I have no furnitire And I also need to be able to transport it in my car. I can transport long boards by putting down the back seats and opening up the trunk but I wont be able to transport much else. Any ideas???

Topic by rawtunes    |  last reply


How to start an earthworm bed?

I mean I've picked the spot (behind my fig tree), but what else do I need? What do I put in the dirt to attract the worms. I've heard grits, corn meal, news paper, potatoe peelings and dish water. But what works...its almost fishing season and worms are too high to buy so I am making my own bed. Thanks a lot!

Question by flylaady    |  last reply


Making a foam bed (concept)

Just had a flash of genius (or possible stupidity). What if you took a mattress cover put it in a wood bok just slightly larger then the cover and filled it with low density expanding foam. Does anyone think the is a possible way of getting a passable diy mattresses?

Topic by lucek    |  last reply


added value of raised beds?

My main hobby is gardening. I eat from my garden, 450 m^2, year round, and even have lots of extra space to play around, grow flowers or experiment. I see many new (US) instructables with raised beds, inspired by a popular book (Batholomeuw). It claims to have higher yields, and lower requirements of water, and work. In Europe, we are unfamiliar with this method (unless for elderly or handicapped people). It raises a few questions, but only to be answered by folks having experience in BOTH traditional methods AND the raised bed garden: In normal circumstances, do the claims of this method uphold? Adding the soil mix: 1/3 vermiculite (=clay), 1/3 peat and 1/3 compost. What kind of compost? Where does it come from? About the yearly renewing of the soil|:- again, where does the compost come from? For compost making: Is the household excess sufficient, or does extra material has to be added?? Why are these questions important? Gardening in the traditional way is nearly carbon neutral, unless all physical work is mechanized. But (the concept of) soil ecology is very precious; just covering it and putting this mix over it almost alarms me!

Question by BobS    |  last reply


Nylon and substitutes on a cold bed

It's been some time and I made progress with Nylon. Aldi had some cheap craft glue with methanol as the solvent - this stuff works great for PLA, ABS AND Nylon. The common problem with nylon is that it has no real adhesion to anything, except cardboard and bakelite. Cardboard makes a clean up nightmare and bakelite is not always easy to find, especially not the right type. So I tried various glues, paints and primers but none was really suited for all printing needs. And the cleanup of the bed is imoprtant too as I did not want to spend hours scrubbing with acetone or similar nasty solvents. After the first great succes with the clear Aldi craft glue I checked the local 2$ shops and carft stores and found similar glueswith methanol as a solvent. Since not everyone is lucky enough to get these specials I will tell you what to look out for if you try clear craft glue: Don't buy anything that can be cleaned up with water - you want methanol or ethanol as the solvent in the glue! Do a test with the glue on something that usually does not bind well to cheap glue, like glass and blister packs. Let the glue dry and peel it off - it should be a clear film that is quite strong and barely streches when you pull it. It almost feels like hard paper. All good so far? Check if the nylon, pla or abs really sticks to it: Spread a very thin layer on a piece of cardboard and let dry. Add another, thicker layer and let dry again. Now hold it under your nozzle and extrude a bit of filament while moving the cardboard around. Let cool and check how good it sticks. In a perfect world the cool plastic should peel the papaer off with the glue. Time to prepare your print bed the same way and to start printing ;) Just use a very thin first layer and for the first layer much lower speeds than usual. I print nylon with 60mm/s and the first layer at just 25mm/s, any faster and the first layer does not look right. ABS and PLA are much more forgiving here.

Topic by Downunder35m  



Tall Murphy bed with shelving unit

We are building a Murphy bed. It's a project that has taken much longer than anticipated - big surprice :) Well it's almost done, just needs some paint inside :) See the whole project here. Let me know what you think :)

Topic by murphybedhq    |  last reply


Doll bedding: How do I make a mattress, bedding and curtains for a doll's bed?

I found this "American Girl"-type bed at Goodwill yesterday.  It measures 19 1/2" x 10 3/4" on the outside.  It has a canopy that needs curtains.  It needs a mattress and bedding. It shouldn't be too hard to make, but I just need help getting started.  Any ideas would be appreciated.  I did search for doll bed, doll bedding and mattress on here and all I got was a cardboard dollhouse.   

Question by maryshe    |  last reply


"tent" to be placed over an outdoor dog bed

My dog's bed is on our patio.  If it rains outside and is windy, the bedding can get wet.  is there a man made tent to be placed over the bed for it to stay dry?

Question by woodlsc    |  last reply


How to tilt a bed / linear actuators?

I'm thinking about making an alarm clock that literally gets me out of bed! The alarm clock would start tilting the bed to one side, untill i either get out of bed, or fall out of bed :) I was thinking of using linear actuators on one side of the bed to do the tilting. Does anyone here have any experience with linear actuators? How strong are they, and where can I buy them cheaply? Any other ideas on how to tilt a bed? Cheers - Chr

Topic by chr    |  last reply


how do i build a simple pullout (gaucho) bed for a minivan?

Plans for a pullout, sliding or gaucho bed for a Toyota Previa minivan. simple easy to build cheap materials, removeable, storage underneath

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Is an IKEA pine bed frame safe enough for the environment and durable enough to re-purpose into a raised plant bed?

I've had this bed frame from IKEA for 6 years now. Its almost entirely cheap pine, and I won't be needing it as a bed anymore. I do need a raised bed for plants outside and was wondering if this would safe enough for the environment and also be durable enough for the elements?

Question by rwseven80    |  last reply




want to remove a two layer flower bed .

2 layer  flower bed   that i want to be removed. however the flower bed is made out of  railroad ties  and steel bolts. however the  concern i have is  wwhen i remove the flower bed is i dont wantt my back yard flooded .  behind me is a  cementary and belived that is why the flower bed is s o high. i went around and ask my neighbors and none have this high flower bed and i want something  level to the ground.

Question by lisalenius    |  last reply