Bed frame

I finally found a bed frame. After much deliberation about whether to borrow one, find one used, or make one, I decided to buy this platform frame made from sustainably harvested hardwood certified by the Forest Stewardship Council, sealed with a simple, straight linseed oil finish. I love the minimal design. Because my bed sticks out into the pathway through the room, I wanted something as small and unobtrusive as possible. Having the mattress raised up off the floor feels great because I can clean under it. And I feel more grown up. Next on my wish list is a mattress made from organic materials. When I met with Krystal Noiseux at RIRRC, she told me about a company in Massachusetts called Conigliaro Industries, a recycling service company that accepts mattresses. When I visited their website I found that they market the mattresses to Nationwide Mattress Recycling. A statistic on the NMR website states that 9,000,000 mattresses and box springs end up in a landfill or incinerator each year in the U.S. When I do find something to replace the mattress I’m using now, I will probably take it to Conigliaro. I’d like to donate it but that might be difficult to do given that it has grown so old and uncomfortable.

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3 Responses to Bed frame

  1. Elysia March 2, 2013 at 3:37 am #

    May I just say, I am completely jealous of your wood flooring! My question is, where can I purchase a bed frame much like yours online? I am growing tired of all the rolling around my bed frame is doing, not to mention the annoying scratches it is making on my wall, but I really love wooden frames. I read that you do wood shops, would you recommend building a simple study bed frame from untreated wood pallets? I see a lot being posted for free on Craigslist and would rather reuse and save money compared to going to a hardware store.

    • Colleen March 22, 2013 at 2:13 am #

      Hi Elysia! I bought my be through a business here in RI called The Clean Bedroom. They have a few stores in the northeast. I don’t think the bed that I bought is still in production. I’m really happy with it and glad that I made the investment. It’s well built and I believe it will stand up to the test of time. To answer your question. Yes, I think building a platform bed from pallets is a great idea. I actually have a friend who did this recently. I went with her to pick through pallets that were discarded behind a local paper supplier. I also sometimes get wood to burn in my wood stove from that same spot. The pallets would raise the mattress up off the floor just a bit which is great, it’s a cheap diy solution that I think looks nice in it’s simplicity. Make sure the pallets don’t have any mold or fungus growing on them before you bring them home! It’s not uncommon to see that on pallets that have been kept outside for any length of time.

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