Sunday, October 03, 2010

The Library Bed

I needed to put a twin bed in our library for my brother to sleep upon, as I am not big on guest rooms because I'm not big on guests and besides my mother will also be here and she will be actually sleeping in the guest room.
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I had all sorts of ideas at first. But I finally decided how to go about it. I had already decided to buy a new twin mattress some time back, even before all this wedding stuff. That made the timing perfect. However, I did not want to buy another box spring. So how to make a real bed with just a mattress?
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I bought a twin frame for 39 bucks and 3 pieces of 2' x 4' fiber board (or some variation of plywood). I then had them cut the 3 pieces to 38 inches the long way making them 24" x 38". I already had risers from back when. So I put the frame on the risers and put the plywood stuff on top:
I think it looks like a plywood frog or salamander without a head. To cover up the big plywood frog, I just happened to have a bed skirt that I was not using:
I then added sheets, a comforter, and pillows. And behold! I now have a bed for my brother to sleep upon in the library:

He will never know he is sleeping on a funky plywood frog. I'm certainly not going to tell him.

11 comments:

lgsquirrel said...

Very clever! But he better not read your blog or all will be revealed.:)

Jocelyn said...

I am.

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Lo said...

Very clever you are!!!

haphazardlife said...

Does he read your blog?

geewits said...

LGS,
~~It's safe.

Jocelyn,
~~Good luck with that!

Lo,
~~How very Yoda of you.

Jazz,
~~Only when I tell him to.

VioletSky said...

Hope he doesn't plan on jumping on the bed!
I think having to buy a box spring mattress is just another money grab. I don't have one and I sleep quite comfortably.

Carole said...

I have never seen bed risers like that before. Is that what those are made for, or did you improvise using something else? I will keep your froggy secret too! :D

geewits said...

V,
~~A 53 year old man jumping on the bed? That's creepy.

Carole,
~~I bought those risers at the container store. They were black and I had painted them green because they were in the master bedroom.

Big Brother said...

Why the froggy legs anyway? Just think of the poor little froggies running around on peg legs. I’m surprised Jazz wasn’t upset. ;o)

geewits said...

BB,
~~Yeah, that all makes sense.