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Building Your Own Bed From Scratch

Aug 30, 2008
Beds are a major part of our lives; a proven fact is that you spend half of your life sleeping, so why not sleep in comfort? Although you may see and hear ads every day on the television and radio advertising the range of comfort beds. A question you should ask yourself is, why purchase one when they are easy enough to build on your own? I believe that even a beginner could put together a nice modern bed.

There are quite a few aspects to consider before assembling your home made bed, the initial factor is the design. You must carefully consider what type of size and structure you are looking for. You should also put together a budget of how much you are willing to spend, for example how much you are going to pay out on materials and fabrics.

Ok so once you have got your materials you can begin the process of creating your bed. You should remember that the two main aspects of creating a bed are the top and the base, with the base being the most crucial; you will have to make it so that it is strong and sturdy with bolts that are capable of handling a heavy load. As you do not want to be sleeping one night and then for the bed to collapse on you. We then move onto the top section of the bed, this will also have to be made as sturdy as possible to give the bed the right balance.

Once you have finished assembling the bed together you should then sand it off, either manually or with an automated sanding machine, this will need to be done to make the texture as smooth as possible. I would then ideally finish it off with a glossy coat.

Although you may think that this is quite a lengthy process to go through, once you are finished I can assure you that not only will you feel satisfied with the result, but you will be able to trust that the bed is stable and will last you along time. So all you have left to do now is to pop out and grab yourself a mattress, you should be specific on the size that you obtain as the bed is custom made you will have to get one that perfectly fits. Nevermore once it is complete you should enjoy your bed in luxury knowing you created it.
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