Nice welds that won't break in a hurry!
i am tempted to get the scales out to see what it weighs when its done but on second thoughts maybe best not knowing
My bed weighs 363kg without the mattress!
woah thats some weight!
i think the steel alone in mine will be around 90kg will have to see with mattress and slats what mine will be
I use to work in a small mining town called Roxby Downs, after one Christmas party two guys flew through a house and came out the other side in a WRX. They ran over a guy sleeping in his bed, miraculously the guy was okay, the bed was made from scaffold poles and he got wrapped up in the mattress. So James you may be okay if a WRX flys through your house. ;-)
wow that took some doing, im glad ive got a very softr mattress extra comfort incase you get rolled by a wrx
could have been worse, he could have had an sti not what you want from being in bed
Don't be tempted to leave the bottom legs short, my bed is like that and I loose count of the number of times I've bashed my kneecap on it!
so today i made myself a jig to hold the plate on the end as square as i could get it.
i milled a 15mm deep 12mm wide slot into a piece of 2x3 and screwed another piece of 2x3 sideways just overlapping the slot.
i could then clamp this to the end of the 100x50 and put the plate in the slot to hold it squarely in position on the end of the 100x50.
this seemed to work really well as i checked it with a square and seems bob on for what i need.
finally got buzz working again, didn't have the heart to tell him the die grinder weren't plunge in
at least it helps to have a second pair of eyes to check everything is lined up though
so by the end of today I've welded up all the beams that bolt up making the front, back and sides.
need to put it together and check the length in the middle to make up a mid support. i could calculate it but i doubt my cutting and welding is that good to be able to rely on!
still its been fun building it so far.
james and his bondage bed
good job it aint a four poster
There I corrected that for you!
Perhaps you should put tubes accross the base and circulate warm water through it. Cant see cold steel warming your or her heart!
Top idea, a radiator bed connected to the central heating system.
Or a rocket stove.
I suspect most metal beds squeak because they are made of tin foil and fixed together with 4 screws. I doubt very much that there will be any give at all in yours once bolted up tight. If anything the rubber could make it worse.
That is one beefy bed ...
trying to decide what would be better.
red oxide and matt black truck coat paint.
or lacquer the bare metal so you can see the welds and natural colour of steel.
i think i prefer the lacquer idea.
Or a good hard furniture bee's wax.
ahhh i hadnt thought of that, will it work ok on steel?
does it need to be a specific wax to harden properly?
i know on wood it kinda soaks in so after you remove the left over wax form the surface.
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