It's a dinosaur bed! Sure to eat up all those bad dreams, right? Link
Posted by fungus amungus 8 years ago
After reading an instructables on how to make a bed frame that was industrial strength, my husband built me this bed frame. Six years later, our dear dog can no longer jump onto the bed. We're selling this bed to move to something larger and lower to the floor. The joint parts are pretty expensive, and he spent around $400 on the fittings and railing. We're asking $300 Cash only, you pick up. We are in the Mills, Oakland Hills area. SO, all in all, you'd be buying a pre-cut kit for the canopy style bed that has a feature here on the instructables website. You're more than welcome to email me directly. gaytha dot watley at gmail dot com.
Posted by TattooedPirate1969 5 years ago
My two year old outgrew her "Princess Toddler bed" and it was time to move her to a regular bed. She has gone from Cradle, to interim playpen, to crib, to fire truck toddler bed (because it was the one with the highest sides we could find when she started jumping out of her crib at 10 months), then to princess bed.. Even though the rest of our house is decorated using modern decor, I really wanted to keep the "French" theme I did when I originally setup her nursery... Because this was her 6th bed, the thought of spending $899 and up for a bed in this category (and not even made out of wood) I got discouraged and decided to buy an inexpensive IKEA bed. When I arrived at IKEA and started looking through the options, again I decided to hold off and not buy anything. As I was leaving the store, I found various items on sale. One of the items was an unfinished bed, for $30!!!! The bed was low to the ground like we needed it. The unfinished wood was not something I wanted, but for $30 I could live with it. At home depot, I purchased decorative wood applique's for the headboard and the foot board ($12 for both). On my way to the cash register I discovered that home depot sells pre-fab unfinished table legs. These legs would make perfect posts for a bed!!! I glued the appliques, screwed and glued the legs in. Then I went online and ordered Milk Paint (non-toxic, no smell, natural paint) in cream and also in white... A few days later it arrived, and I was able to paint the entire bed in about 2 hours (with re-coats). I am very happy with the results. Her room is "a work in progress, her bed is done.
Posted by SniperEve 10 years ago
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 :)
Posted by rron.r 6 years ago
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?
Posted by fitztrev 9 years ago
Hey all, I'm looking to purchase a Murphy bed frame/mechanism w/out a cabinet. The only one I could find online was by a company in Canada (I'm in NYC) Here is a link to the frame on their site: http://www.spacesolutions.ca/spacesolutionsweblog/?p=171 I already have the mechanism from http://www.wallbed.com/mechanism.html , which I received as a gift, but I think it would only work w/ a cabinet?? Is there any way to use the mechanism I have from wallbed w/out a cabinet? Any other ideas or where I could find a frame/mechanism that would work w/out a cabinet? Or recommendation one someone in the NYC area who could help, including installation (paid of course)? Thanks
Posted by austinstories 5 years ago
Here's an image that's been making the rounds today. It's a bed that breaks down into four pieces that can then be interlocked with the floating bookshelves to form some sort of padded wall/bookshelf. It's just a design concept and not meant to be produced (I hope), but even so it's quite a case of a design looking for a problem. A few shelves on the wall will have a lot more storage for books and you can then store a futon or an inflatable mattress underneath. And do you really want your mattress displayed on the wall?
Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago
I am seeking a very resourceful, intelligent builder. My 79 y.o. father suffered a traumatic brain injury 15 mos ago. He is minimally conscious and immobile. We get him into a wheelchair but he gets no movement. This machine will cycle his legs while he lies in bed. It is over $9,000 and Medicare does not pay for the device. I am in leaving a web site address that has information about the machine. I have alot of other information if anyone might be interested. http://www.medimotion.co.uk/motomed_models_letto.php I realize that this is a long shot but I thought I might try.
Posted by carolb4 7 years ago
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.
Posted by deadairman 5 years ago
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
Posted by fungus amungus 8 years ago
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?
Posted by ncaplan 6 years ago
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.
Posted by servietsky777 2 years ago
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
Posted by fungus amungus 8 years ago
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???
Posted by rawtunes 6 years ago
I plan on building a wooden loft bed for a very small room in my house I like to call an office. I live about 45 minutes from the nearest town in a small house on the lake so I want to make one for my small office so I can still have the space of an office as well as a spare bedroom for visitors. Anyways, there are a few instructables on loft beds and I plan on making one that will be much more functional and better (not that the ones on here are bad) my question is, should I make it an instructable? it will have more features to it, like a shelving unit built in and a built in loft night table. but basically it will be very similar to others. what do you think?
Posted by chaoscampbell 10 years ago
NASA wants to find some special people to pay to lie in a bed for 90 days straight. No moving about, no getting up, just lying there awake for 16 hours and sleeping for 8 hours a day. If you can handle it and this even sounds somehow appealing to you, NASA will pay you $17,000 for it. That's $1,000 a week since there are periods for tests and recovery.The goal is to see what effect microgravity has on the human body. It also sounds like some new form of torture.Don't have 17 weeks to spare? Then maybe the 41 day study is for you. Then again, that study requires you to be on a human centrifuge for an hour a day for 21 days. Yikes! Bed Rest Study Artificial Gravity Project
Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago
Ok i need help, i've looked all over this instructables and everywhere else, and cant find anything on camping or hiking ideas or projects, just 1 camping chair (courtesy of Randy Sarafan a.k.a randofo) survival kits from LH, and other people, and some stoves, from alot of other people, thanks for helping me make one, but i need other ideas, if it helps, i have a broken camp chair, and a bunch of other stuff, and an old sleeping bag. any ideas will help, that'd be kool. thanks everyone.
Posted by Yerboogieman 10 years ago
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
Posted by chr 10 years ago
I am looking to get or make a forward facing full sized make bed that would flip up over a couch. I see https://murphybeddepot.com/products/next-bed-free-shipping-to-cont-48-u-s-states, and also https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-rwAUR14Z8. I like the idea of a couch, and like the simplicity of flip up/down "next bed" - where there's no frame around the bed. Does anyone know of any plans or where I can make or get a reasonably-priced "flip up bed over couch" like that?
Posted by pranaman 7 months ago
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/
Posted by evillordnikon 8 years ago
Dont you just love them ! My dad bought me a high Sleeper bed and as it was smaller than ,y past ikea bed Used the matress that came with it which was second hand . My whole bedroom is now infested with bed bugs thank god i have a industrial carpet cleaner and a steam cleaner
Posted by stephenniall 9 years ago
Hi Everyone, I saw this bed on a blog and it keeps coming back to me. Unfortunately I don't know anything about it, who made it, and how. I did some research (didn't find the source) but learned that many people consider sleeping on a hammock very comfortable. So maybe this could be used as a real bed? This is a burning question because I'll might have to buy a new mattress at the and of the month but I feel like DIY :) So, any ideas on how to build such a thing, or on how usable it is? Or maybe you are the guy in the picture? ;) Thanks, elbotho
Posted by botho_cc 6 years ago
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 ?
Posted by 10TanToes 1 year ago
I know this question comes up a lot in life but someone has been nice enough to help people answer it, only problem is last time I woke up cradled in the arms of a Raptor it survived about 35 seconds before I butchered and fried it... There's a club of such people, Chuck Norris is still working on the T-shirt.Anyway the quiz thinks 1 minute, 41 seconds... Link via Neatorama
Posted by killerjackalope 9 years ago
I'd love to see an Instructable for a simple LED style reading lamp I can hang from the headboard of my bed. It should be AC powered so I don't have to worry about batteries; and it should give off just enough light so I can read by it without disturbing the spouse. All the lamps I see appear to be too bulky, too bright or are battery powered. I want something small I can reach over my head and flick on and off, as needed, with just enough light to read by.
Posted by NE-Phil 9 years ago
I have a cot that i've used probably way too much... it's not the traditional kind of cot because it has springs, so the springs have been unwinding and consequently sagging, while the fabric is tearing in the midde.... so i'm going to need to either throw it away or find some way to reuse it. Any ideas? The aluminum is hollow, but sturdy...
Posted by thinkling 10 years ago
I'm moving into a new house. Decided to move into the loft. Basically, it's the V of the roof, like an attic. I can just barely stand in the center, but I expect to do little more in there than sleep, use the computer (at a desk, IE sitting), and poo (there's a bathroom, weird, huh?). I can use an air mattress, so that's easy. Now I just need ideas for a cheap desk (I'd put the computer on the floor, but I sit for hours, because I'm a lazy-ass and a nerd, so it's gotta be comfy) and a way to store clothes (lotsa shirts, socks, some pants, regular stuff) without big-ass bulky dressers. Everything has gotta fit in an attic-style hole in the ceiling and go up a ladder. Ideas?
Posted by mr_goodbomb 10 years ago
I am the proud new owner of a work/live loft! Yay! Now I need a place to sleep and stow my bed during the day. I saw the following bed here: https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-toggling-bed/step7/null/ It's pretty nifty! I want to use this basic idea for my bed, but I need to address several points: Bed needs to suit a memory-foam bed and box-spring. Total weight: Around 175 lbs. Bed needs to be easy to fold against the wall. The plans above use a lightweight screw to accomplish this, and I think I need something more heavy-duty. I plan to build in a couple of sassy extras such as mood-LED-lighting, as well as a booklight into the frame. I've been lurking here on Instructables for... geez... and embarassing number of years at this point, and now that I have a twee amount of cash and my own pad, I can FINALLY break free of my Ikea-days and move on to projects like this. Help me out with your knowledge of things like hinges, supports, and folding things, Instructables community!
Posted by gigijiji 5 years ago
I am moving into a former jeweler's office loft. Awesome! Not so awesome: everything was built for MAX security. This means these jewelers installed concrete on walls around their safes. This includes my new "bedroom" which is on the other side of a 10 foot safe. I am attaching a pic with some notes on it to show you the challenge I am having. Since I wanted to use a murphy bed, I found this tutorial here: https://www.instructables.com/id/A-Murphy-Bed-Installed-Sideways/ However, I do not have a murphy bed frame with which to do this. My bed weighs about 100-ish lbs and is a queen sized memory foam bed. For the masonry/concrete issue, I am considering mounting the murphy bed to the floor, as shown in the aforementioned tutorial. Here are my concerns: 1) How do I drill into concrete and masonry? What tools are best for this job? 2) Since I don't have a murphy bed frame, how do I properly build one? 3) Can I get shocks or springs going on this thing to make it easier to fold into the wall? 4) How can I get the folding-action just right? This room is SMALL, it only really is going to fit my bed.
Posted by gigijiji 5 years ago
Does anybody know how I can turn my old scanner bed into pcb exposure source?
Posted by treichhart 7 years ago
Hello all, I have a wooden bed foundation and I do not want to discard it. I am looking for ideas to reuse it by converting the wood in the foundation to something usable - like small patio tea table, garden shelf etc, anything small and functional for me. Attached in an e,g. of how the foundation looks like. Would appreciate any DIY projects, instruction, pointers to reuse it. Thanks.
Posted by PrasannaS 3 years ago
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.
Posted by ricardo.r.rosas 3 years ago
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
Posted by willj89 11 years ago
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..
Posted by mikulo 9 years ago
For years now I use my old, trusty Mega Prusa with the bare basics in terms of hardware. But basically every new printer out there comes with heated print beds and most users "upgrade" to one to get better quality prints. So I started to to check the reprap forums and other websites to find out why a heated would be a "must have". Quite a simple task you might think, but not so for someone who prints every material on a cold bed with success... What are the official pro statements for a heated bed? 1. Better bed adhesion of course. 2. Less warping of parts. 3. Far less problems with layer seperation. 4. Better print results. And of course there are a few more but not worth listing them. Why do I think most of the four statements are actually unrelated to using a heated bed? Bed adhesion is a matter of print material and surface of the bed / bed preperation, like tape, glue and such. If you filament peels off a cold bed with no adhesion at all it simply means the surface is either unclean or unsuited for the print material. Warping of parts happens because the material shrinks when it cools down, a heated bed is only able to keep a certain height of the print warm. Higher prints won't have any benefit in terms of better layer adhesion with a heated bed. Same goes for seperating layers. Unlike the common believe a heated bed does not fix this problem - it only masks it! Layers seperate because there is not enough bonging between them. This can be due to insuffient extrusion width, too high print layers, wrong print temperature and of course wrong z-axis stepping and wrong extrusion multiplicator. And how good a print comes out of your printer depends on a good calibration and proper print settings - again a heated bed only masks problems ;) Ok, so heated beds are nonsense, right? Well, wrong again ;) They take a lot of worry out of the daily print life to start with. Especially prints with big foot print will benefit, although PLA should never be a problem on a cold bed. If you print long parts in ABS or even Nylon you can have a hard time forcing the plastic to stay on the bed all around the print. A heated bed, with the right settings of course, can make sure your print keeps the shape until it is high enough so the bottom part won't be affected by shrinking anymore. My opinion on how to get the best results... Manage to print on a cold bed first! Smaller parts don't need a heated bed anyway, so use them to improve on your skills of finding the perfect bed material / coating! You will find that once you have really optimised your printer and settings most parts won't need a heated bed anymore. Once you are really happy with the result of smaller prints on a cold bed try something bigger and pay close attention to any problems on the way. For example a big print might start out perfectly but after about 5-10mm of print height you see the part starts to warp and slowly peels of the print bed - especially long parts or thin areas are affected. The infill also affects how a parts reacts during the cooling, so try the same problem print with solid infill as well as only 15% infill to compare - you can stop the print once the problem is identified, don't waste filament. Now comes the magic of the heated bed... You want the temp as low as possible but still high enough to prevent the warping! Why go low if high would help more?? Simply said: If the bed is too hot the part stays soft for a long time, which can badly affect layer bonding and shape. Imagine you squish the plastic on an already "hard" layer - the plastic is pressed flat to be within the set specs. Now if the the layer is still too hot and soft the plastic will push the lower layer in - which of course will expand outwards. So the layer can actually end up to be lower than it should be - layer will still peel ;) Start with around 50° C for ABS and turn the heat down gradually every 10 layers or 25 if you print really thin layers. If the part still prefers to warp go 10 degrees higher. But again: If the stuff would not stick properly on a cold bed work on that first! How do I print on a cold bed and claim it works fine? To be honest, with a lot of time spent on trying, calibrating and finding the right "magic" to put on the glass to make things stick. Nylon, if the part is big, can still be a frustrating task unless cardboard or Bakelite is used but I still prefer the glass bed. I no longer bother with tapes as it can be costly and I hate changing the entire setup just because I use a different material ;) As said, the main key is a proper calibration of hard- and software! If your prints look messy and you spend as much time cleaning your parts as printing them you know what I mean ;) At the moment my "bed magic" is a clear craft glue with methanol as a solvent, mine is from Aldi but similar products can be found in every craft store. The bed is sanded with 600 grid diamond blocks to be as flat as possible and to provide a bigger surface area for the glue. When mostly printing Nylon is first clean the bed with alcohol and put a layer of plastic primer on it before re-applying the glue. With the right temp settings this glue surface can be reused several times with increasing bond to the part. Once the glue start peeling off the bed it cut the area clean and apply another coat just in the spot. A single bottle of craft glue, diluted down by 20%, lasted now about 3 rolls of filament - not too bad for a 2$ investment LOL Seriously though, squeeky clean your glass bed using alcohol and / or acetone and play with different types of craft glue. You want the stuff that is clear and uses either methanol or ethanol as the solvent, don't bother with water based glues! If the glue sticks well to your part but peels off the bed easily try a layer of plastic primer on the bed first - do this outside! However, if your printer is only capable of using PLA anyway you might not want to bother at all and stick to tape ;)
Posted by Downunder35m 2 years ago
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 :)
Posted by trebuchet03 11 years ago
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.
Posted by astrozombies138 10 years ago
Hey all! I recently stumbled upon a picture of what appeared to be a homebed/ daybed piece. I really want to build one, but don't have the slightest idea on where to start. Here are some links to the specific bed: http://i.imgur.com/HavuH.jpg http://goo.gl/Va03c If the links do not work for you, just search google for "homebed theater" and you will definitely know which picture I am talking about. So do any of you DIYers know where to begin on this project, or would like to build and post an instructable? Thank you!
Posted by shalligan 5 years ago
So, I want to do this project with my kids. They’re 5 and 7, and I want to start early in educating them that all this stuff that surrounds them is made by someone, and that someone can be them...Also, they want a bunk bed. :)Take a look at the photo...Can anyone help me turn this picture into a design? I’m pretty handy, but I’d love it if someone with the carpentry-and-CAD skill intersection could take a crack at turning this pic into something I can use...Best,Dutch
Posted by DutchFlyer 6 days ago
Can anyone help me with an obsolete, old school circuit board adjustable bed remote control? it worked til the last fall that cracked off red bulb. I'll pay someone to fix. And to please not make it worse as the remote 'experts' in Winston Salem did. Hope all photos are showing here....the red bulb is now completely missing.
Posted by 10TanToes 12 months ago
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.
Posted by froman 1 year ago
Hi everybody. I am going to make a loft bed that will raise automatically when my kid gets out of it. What I'd like to do (please see attached files) is suspend the bed via pulleys and cables attached to one weight. The weight would be just a pound or two (trimmable, of course) more than the frame, mattress, bedding, etc. so it will raise itself until the weight hits a stop leaving the bed a few inches from the ceiling. If necessary some friction could be used to keep the speed reasonable. At night it should pull down quite easily, and I believe that with this layout, it should come down evenly regardless of where it is being pulled. I had wanted this to "float", but since it is going to be in a corner anyways, I may run a couple tracks down the wall with hardware to guide the bed and keep it from swinging. The big question I have is how to fasten this to the ceiling. It is drywall with joists above. Offhand I'm guessing the bed will be say 110 pounds, so about 225 pounds hanging from the ceiling with the bed empty. I'd like to have an extra, what, 500 pounds wiggle room? Worst case scenario, two 150 pound people sitting on the end of the bed... I mean I can explain that this is a one person only contraption, but I REALLY don't want it coming down regardless of what gets thrown at this thing. Any ideas, criticisms, feedback, will be so greatly appreciated. I think this could be really awesome, and I know it will make my son flip out! He's got a very small room, and this will free up so much space. Thanks again. John
Posted by jtiii 6 years ago
We don't have swivel mounts here. I need one to hold my notebook+monitor while I'm in bed. Is there any instructable on this? Can you make one if not? I need one that goes up and down, right and left. Right now my monitor is useless as I'm in bed most of the time and I can't use it while I'm in bed. Thank you.
Posted by jaja1990 7 years ago
I've posted my top 10 evil techniques, but I know there are more AWESOME ideas out there. https://www.instructables.com/id/Top-10-Evil-Techniques-to-Get-your-Teen-out-of-Bed/ I plan to update in a couple of weeks, and would love to include your ideas. Let's all have some fun with this! :-D
Posted by cburrevans 7 years ago