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next buy for the condo--- a new bed

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  1. pissedoffsol

    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    my twin bed has to go... its old, the matress sucks... and its a twin.

    i'm looking into a queen size (king is just too big, and my room isn't that big)

    the matress set i'll look into later.... for now, i need to find a frame or something.

    what do you think of this?

    http://www.overstock.com/?page=proframe&prod_id=1088788

    it looks pretty good, plus free shipping...

    but its a platform, and only takes a matress (no box spring)

    anyone have a bed like this? I've never had anything other than a typical boxspring/matress set.
    and wtf is the difference between a foundation and a box spring?
     
  2. TurboMirage

    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    why not get a full? its not like you are sleeping with anyone :p
     
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    i could be wrong but i think they call a box spring a "foundation" now
    just a change in terminology, i think...

    and old bed frames had very little in the middle of them, so they required a box spring to support the mattress

    my bed frame, self made, just hold the mattress, very similar to this bed frame except mine cost me about 50 bucks
     
  4. pissedoffsol

    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    hrm... make my own bed frame.....

    that's really not a bad idea.


    but 3 months, and 100's of dollars in scrap wood that i fucked up would probably offset the cost. lol

    i'm really not that handy....
    i mean, im sure i could pull something together, but in the end, i'd probably just kick my own ass for not just buying something in the first place cuz what i made sucks.


    So, as long as i have a full supprt frame on the bed, i don't need a foundation? Cuz that will save me a shit load of money...
     
  5. BigJ

    BigJ I'm just about that action Boss. VIP

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    Just go grab a steal bed frame for 30 bucks at many many stores.

    But remember when you buy a new bed, you also have to buy linens. Linens are much more expensive in many cases than the bed. You need multiple sets, good thread counts, feather bed, bed skirt, duvet cover, down comforter, multiple pillows now, and of course, a clapper.
     
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    its a bachelor pad, just put it on the floor :mrgreen:
     
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    i believe this is an acurate statement

    the only time i ever had a box spring in my life was when i had no bed frame so i used the box spring to elevate the mattress to a comfortable level off the floor...
    i actually prefer the box spring and mattress on the floor but i think you're going for the non bachelor pad look with your condo
    lol

    so yea, i've never had a box spring, always just had a complete frame with mattress on top, never had any problems...
    and go crazy with the mattress, you spend 1/3 of your life on it, and it's gonna be around for a long long time...
    and the ladies will spend more time in your bed if its comfy...

    its REALLY REALLY easy to make a bed dude
    you could make it as nice or as plain as you desire...
    plus you already have the tool set, so why not use it...
    the first one i made all i used was a sawzall and a hammer and nails, it was cake...
    and if you want it to look nice, all you need to do is pick a nice color stain and always use the boards with the "nice" side out... then stain it and you're set...
    or you could get a router and really go crazy...

    all you need is 2x6 legs, or 4x4 for a nicer look
    2x6's making the outside of the frame
    some 2x4's on edge to connect the frame
    then a piece of plywood to make your "foundation"

    you save 350+ on the frame, and you can say, yea... i made it myself...
    chicks dig handy guys...

    oh a couple more things
    a lot of bed places will give you a free frame with the purchase of a set

    and putting a pre-made frame together will take half as long as making the bed frame yourself, so just do it
    lol
    google up some plans for a bed frame and see how easy it can be to do it yourself...
    i can even draw you a simple sketch for a rustic style bed in 5 minutes if you want...
     
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    steel frames for 30 bucks don't exist. i've looked. cheapest POS frame in queen size i've found was about 100 bucks. and that had no head board or anything... just a frame on the bottom.

    unless, prove me wrong with a link, cuz i'd love to spend 30 bucks..

    wow, you're a bitch. lol

    why do i need more than one set? when its time to change 'em, throw 'em in the washer... put them back on an hour later...
    over time, sure, 2 sets would be nice... but its not necessary.
    and wtf are:
    feather beds, bed skirts, and duvet covers


    lol this is getting almost fun.

    googling.....
     
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    I've been meaning to make myself a bed frame for quite awhile now. It really is quite easy. Just a few boards and some screws. Don't need to get fancy or anything.

    But yeah, who the hell needs all that bedding? Sheets, a blanket, a comforter and a couple pillows is all you REALLY need.

    And what the blue hell is a 'clapper'?
     
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    the lazy light on/off switch....
     
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    Oh. I thought it was some wacked out article of bedding lol
     
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    I'm not 100% online...but when I broke my mom's when my brother and I were wrestling(we were 10) it was only 30 bucks. It was just a metal frame deal, that goes under the bed. Well yeah with inflation now days. Here you go.

    Trust me, once you sleep with all that shit you will not go back. Its heaven. Bed's are meant to be sleeping and cuddling in, if one can enhance the experience they should. If you're thinking bed's are meant for sex....come on we all know Sex is meant for the kitchen table.

    A Duvet cover is the cover that goes on a comforter. A bed skirt is a skirt for the bed that makes it so you can't see under it and adds depth to the bed and makes it look not shitty if you go cheap and just do a cheap bed frame like suggested. And come on a feather bed is a bed made of feathers. Shit. It goes on a bed, and it is made of feathers. Just think, an amazing mattress topper.
     
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    bahahahha
    ooh man that got a chuckle out of me...
    i was gonna say wtf? thread count, sheets are like 7.50 at walmart for the bottom fitted joints, i hate the top sheet...
    but then i thought maybe people on hondaswap were bedding connoisseurs or something...

    so have you come up with anything so far?
    if you need help finding a simple one so you don't get discouraged don't hesitate to ask...

    if you make a wood bed you'll also want wood adhesive, they apply this where one piece of wood meets the other to keep it from squeeking...
    i didn't use it on mine and i think my neighbors hate me now....






    that frame is weak sauce...
    50 frame, and then he needs to buy a box spring to go under his mattress
    box spring = 100-300 bucks? maybe more?

    he'll go back the first time he has to figure out how to make the bed and where the hell does all that fancy shit go
    lol

    i'll give you the bed skirt...
    i like to store shit under my bed, and unless your bed is 5 inches off the ground, which isn't good for storing stuff anyway, you're gonna want a lil something to hide your crap...
     
  14. SixtySecondAssassin

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    you can get something like this for cheap:

    click me
     
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    I have a Mattress ($600 pillowtop, Serta) boxspring (Mismatch that happens to match.. Free) and a sleigh bed, wood frame Missionary / Quaker with a nice stain that matches the rest of the wood (For teh win) for another $350.

    Took me about 4 months to find this stuff at the right price, but now that I have I am happy. Duvetts and pillows and fruffs and borders and trims shit that stuff will cost you $500.
     
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    SlushboxTeggy It's only stupid if it doesn't work VIP

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    really i have the bottom stretchy thing, a comforter and two pillows with cases. i hate alot of shit on the bed. and i only have 2 pillows because i hate sharing with a girl. im sharing my bed, take this pillow and get over there. i want to sleep, give me some space. haha
     
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    imnot finding any good plans... all complicated shit or kids stuf...

    yeah, that does nothing for me.... i'm not a native american...
     
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    native americans didnt use matresses silly

    there is other relatively cheap shit at ikea
     
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    Ah, IKEA. The Swedes' curse of terrible furniture.
     
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    if you want me to draw up some plans let me know, should only take me about 15 minutes

    and do you know these standard size of a queen mattress?
     
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