New bed

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Project by YouthfullMind posted 09-18-2021 01:12 PM 705 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife and I have been wanting to get a different bed for years, but could never agree on what we wanted. We both found a bed that we loved (Nelson bed from an Italian designer), but the problem was it cost $7000. I modified the height of the bed to be lower so that our older dog with bad hips doesn’t have to jump as high anymore. It was a fun project and I had the opportunity to use a few new techniques. The goal was to make it appear as if it is floating so all of the supports are tucked underneath out of view. The wooden frame supports very little of the actual load and most of the weight is over the 5 metal supports with 15 points of contact on the ground. Total cost was around $700 and most of that was the upholstery and metal.

Wood: Black Walnut, laminated and thicknessed to 2” Headboard: kerf bent 3/4 ply, 1/2” foam, cream leather upholstery Finish: 3 coats General finishes arm r seal Supports: 2”x1” channel steel, painted with brown rust oleum Hardware: knockdown hardware

Next up is a pair of night stands.

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#1 posted 09-18-2021 04:33 PM


Nice job on the bed. Saved 90%, makes you feel good for sure.

Friend built a ramp for their furry bed time companions.

-- Dave, Vancouver, WA & Tucson, AZ

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#2 posted 09-18-2021 07:58 PM

Nice job and love that you adapted your plans for your pup. :)

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#3 posted 09-18-2021 11:38 PM

Very nice work. It looks great and is a nice design. I like how you made each slat have its own feet.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#4 posted 09-19-2021 02:22 AM

That headboard is really nice!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#5 posted 09-19-2021 01:01 PM

That looks great, and you can’t beat saving over $6000!

-- Ron Stewart

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#6 posted 09-19-2021 01:39 PM

Nice modifications you made- finished product is very eye appealing.

Thanks for posting.

Bill in MI

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