Daydreaming Bed

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Project by NíccoloJosé posted 03-25-2011 07:47 PM 7968 views 17 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Daydreaming Bed (October 11-25, 2010)

Growing up, I always slept on a single size bed to save room. But when I attended college in the U.S., I was able to get myself a nice king size mattress but no bed. I brought back to the Philippines my memory foam mattress since my parents told me they were giving me a big newly renovated room . As I was used to just having my mattress on the floor, somehow I couldn’t find the right bed now that I needed one. So I ended up making one with a simple idea that it should make me think or daydream.

The borders are made out of 150 year old Molave wood, which used to be the thresholds for 10 foot tall wooden sliding doors of an old house. The large solid bottom leg of the bed is from a 90 year old Giant Ipil wood. And the accent design are branches from a 75 year old Tamarind tress my grandfather planted.

Dimensions: 92’’ x 72’’ x 34’’ Net Weight: Approxmately 360lbs.

-- Niccolo Jose; Filipino Artist,

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#1 posted 03-25-2011 07:53 PM

Nice!! I like it. Me and my wife need something like this maybe I can make something like this hmmm

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#2 posted 03-25-2011 08:38 PM

Very original. I love it.

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#3 posted 03-25-2011 08:40 PM

i love how you did the headboard. Very awesome. I’d love to know how you did that?

I love your big chair too! I can’t wait to get out of college, and have a studio/woodshop that I can create some furniture! thanks for the inspiration

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#4 posted 03-25-2011 09:12 PM

WOW !!!!

As I’m fond of saying …. for some projects … I could write three paragraphs, detailing what I like and why I like it.

But … I don’t think that captures my feelings as well as “WOW” does.

So … WOW !!!

-- -- Neil

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#5 posted 03-25-2011 09:42 PM

you must be proud of that ’ memory foam ’ . It sort of clashes with the osb headboard though . Are you going to use a sheet ? I slept on bare foam once and it made me sweaty . Oh , wait , that’s not osb…...oh my gosh…that’s hardwood ; people on this site just adore hardwood . Some of them use some kind of wood that they refer to as Gloat Wood , but i’ve never found any of that kind growing near here . Well , It appears that you are going to be famous soon , so watch out for those young girl wood groupies ; they are slaves to the grain and will be all over you !!..............Best wishes …...Moment

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#6 posted 03-25-2011 10:04 PM

Thank you for the compliments!

@Moment: My memory foam is only 4’’ thick… I designed and wrote down a lot of ideas while on that foam. I do have bed sheets and I’m going more for a Japanese style bed. I’ll upload another photo with the entire bed setting soon. And I’m still looking for a large bamboo rug to complete the look. =)

-- Niccolo Jose; Filipino Artist,

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#7 posted 03-25-2011 10:43 PM

I was making a little joke , but not at your expense , i can assure you . You are an excellent craftsman and you do beautiful designs . I wish you all the best and look forward to seeing it’s finished setting .

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#8 posted 03-25-2011 11:51 PM

Wow, that is spectacular. Great work.

Are those “slices” for the headboard?

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! SteveW

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#9 posted 03-26-2011 01:30 AM

The whole thing is amazing, but that headboard blows me away – gorgeous!

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#10 posted 03-26-2011 04:49 AM

Love it, especially, as others have said, the headboad!!

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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#11 posted 03-26-2011 06:55 AM

Very nice work, your studio should be very successful with your designs.

-- Z, Rockwall, TX

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#12 posted 03-26-2011 07:04 AM


I understand or think that the holes are to let the mattress breath ?

love the head board, and the whole concept, my twisted mind makes me think it could triple as
a down draft table and or a vacuum table either of which might come in handy when combined into a bed :)

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#13 posted 03-26-2011 11:32 AM

What a great looking headboard and foot on this bed! this is really well done. What are all the holes for?, to let the memeory from breath? We have a Tempur-pedic matress that we love! We can’t say enough about how great they are! everyone that has got them after we told them can’t believe what a differance they make. We spend at least a 1/3 of out life in bed and yet we spend more on our dinning room tables, go figure.

Love the project!!!!!!!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#14 posted 03-26-2011 11:46 AM

Yes, the holes are to let the mattress breathe. It also helps prevent dirt or dust from accumulating.

-- Niccolo Jose; Filipino Artist,

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#15 posted 03-27-2011 04:28 AM

Looks awesome!, love that headboard.

-- -Jacob Turetsky, Industrial Designer

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