As an old fart (see here), getting into and out of bed is a lot of work.
Of course of late, “bed” has been a mattress laying on the floor.
A bum arm on one side, a bum shoulder on the other, a back that hurts from all this bus conversion activity and…. well… I was tired of having to climb off the floor each morning. Even before a cup of coffee!
So, I did something about it!
I made a bed frame to get the mattress off the floor and make it easy to slip in and out.
I know… that is not exactly a high priority item. Prioritization of tasks on Missy has been a challenge and mostly boils down to what is needed to live. I’ve now added “comfortably” to that – what is needed to live comfortably. Slipping into and out of bed fits into that category!! 🙂
Most RV’s have a bed frame that provide storage underneath the mattress. I wanted the same. I also wanted rounded corners for a “modern” look and one that will, hopefully, be slightly more gentle on my toes when I smash them into it. That was it for requirements.
I drew up my plan and went to work.
It is constructed of 2×4’s and plywood. I didn’t ask why but 11/16″ plywood was about half the price of 3/4″ plywood. I guess that last 1/16 of an inch is very expensive. Guess which size I used!?!?
The most challenging part was the rounded corners. A 5″ radius looked about right on paper. I had to pull out all the stops and refer to my high school calculus to figure it all out. 🙂
My mattress is 14″ thick so I decided a 14″ tall frame would be about right.
Measure, cut, and screw it all together. Not too much more to it.
The lumber cut and ready to assemble.
The frame sides going together.
Putting the four sides together.
The finished frame minus the plywood top.
I am happy with the results. Of course, I don’t have the decorative sides on it. Those don’t help the “comfort” factor. But they are on the list. This morning, I comfortably slipped out of bed with nary a pain!