|Project by Peter5||posted 12-19-2010 02:15 AM||2552 views||2 times favorited||7 comments|
This bed was designed by Hing Yeung, shoe designer by trade but designer of space and furniture on the side. Hing found me through Craigslist I think, I can’t remember now for sure, and convinced me to build this bed for him, which required the drilling of some 2000 holes or so. It was by far the most challenging project I’ve taken on yet. One of the biggest challenges was figuring how to build it in such a way that it could be taken apart (since Hing’s loft lacks a cargo elevator), and not show any fasteners. All of the fasteners (screws) are inside, and must be fastened while lying on one’s back, reaching under the inner frame. Putting it together is hardly an exercise in elegance, but the finished product is pretty striking. It’s now a part of Hing’s incredible loft in downtown Long Beach. Sorry for the sideways pictures, I couldn’t figure out how to straighten them out. The pictures are intended to show the progression from hole drilling to final installation.
-- Pete, Long Beach, CA http://www.petedeeblefurniture.com