|Forum topic by drpdrp||posted 03-08-2013 08:37 PM||1604 views||0 times favorited||10 replies|
03-08-2013 08:37 PM
I’ve been surfing pictures and researching some of the posts here on bed frames and gotten some great ideas and inspiration. However, some of my concerns don’t seem to be addressed overtly anywhere. I figure this site is mostly grown ups so I am going to just be…. blunt-ish.
We’ve never had a real bed frame. Just the little metal guys with wheels. In fact, we’ve never had a real new bed. There was a futon once years ago… but mostly hand me downs. We live in a condo and the master bedroom shares a wall. We finally have a house free of children and so I want to make sure the frame is good for…
I don’t want it to creak. I don’t want the headboard to bang the wall. I want the plush new mattress to be sturdy like it is sitting on a rock platform. I want no wiggling no matter what hijinx ensue. Okay, not likely to be any real hijinx, but I am a man of… substance? And so there can be a good amount of inertia. Anyway, enough of that.
We might move someday so I want the frame to be reasonably disassemble friendly. We are looking at a queen bed with a sleigh headboard, drawers, and a platform for the mattress rather than a box spring. I really enjoy making joinery decisions that don’t use metal. As such I was thinking maybe a series of cabinets that I could then bolt together with a good bit of torque. Each cabinet would be a pretty solid chunk.
Oh oh! Material. I was thinking decent plywood dressed in pine. Style wise it won’t be truly distressed- but will allow for natural distressing to not take away from it. So I am not too worried about the pine getting dinged. I did my last project with oak and… I just didn’t enjoy working with it. Don’t like the smell. Didn’t like the feel. Meh.