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post #7096 of 8550
ideally wood, headboard would be nice (although not essential), no drawers or other storage needed. ends and legs i'm not overly fussy about.

edit: just came across this which doesn't seem too awful, even if it is more than i want to spend - http://www.bedworks.com.au/bed-frames/timber-wood-beds/low-beds/592-louise-space-saving-low-timber-bed-frame.html
post #7097 of 8550

I find buying a bed something of a tricky question in regards to the ratio between frame and mattress.

 

If I had $10,000 to spend I would rather use $9,999 on the mattress and the remainder on a frame that ensures the mattress functions as well as possible.

 

I would buy this frame as it is the cheapest, most inoffensive item that I can find:

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/TOMMY-SWISS-PREMIUM-King-Queen-Double-PU-Leather-Bed-Frame-in-Black-White-/221925898364?var=&hash=item33abd0787c:m:mlTHsni3I0jopEVA_xCr2fA

 

 

If you really want to buy a good looking frame, Poliform has some nice offerings.

http://www.poliform.com.au/dream-due-bed.html

 

They are having a sale at the moment:

https://s3-ap-southeast-2.amazonaws.com/poliform/pdfs/Poliform%2BEOY%2BSale%2BWeb%2BFlyer_2015_Link.pdf

post #7098 of 8550
Eh, mattresses are one of those things that you quickly see diminishing returns with the more you choose to invest in it. Finding something that's comfortable and will last can easily be done for less then $1k and spending much more will not dramatically improve your nights rest. Personally i'd sleep best knowing I didn't drain my wallet on the most expensive options on the market.

In terms of bed frames I have always thought the case study is attractive to look at and not astronomically priced.
post #7099 of 8550
The problem with the case study bed....is who tucks in their sheets like that?

No way am I folding my comforter under the mattress. The daybed works way better, and I could see the normal bed in a guest room/office where you may sometimes sit on the bed, but nobody is usually sleeping in it.
post #7100 of 8550
Speaking of daybeds, I've been eyeing this Ilse Crawford for Ikea one as a cheap option for my living room:


The "sinnerlig" collection was supposed to make it to the US this fall...but it looks like they have everything *except* for this daybed frown.gif
Maybe some supply issues...people online are saying they saw them in stores, but it isn't on the website so I can't check inventory.
post #7101 of 8550
I like that. WIsh Ikea would make a regular bed for the collection. Other then the MALM and Stockholm their current bed offerings leave me cold.
post #7102 of 8550
I haven't looked, but I seem to remember IKEA not "doing" standard bed sizes or something. Similar to their picture frames. I could be wrong. The Stockholm bed is nice.

I'm trying to decorate our bedroom, but wall-to-wall carpeting makes everything look ridiculous.
post #7103 of 8550
Nope, my Ikea malm queen is standard queen mattress size
post #7104 of 8550
Ikea beds are standard US sizes (and I assume standard foreign sizes when sold there).

My GF has the queen Tarva. If you sand it, paint with shellac based primer (so the knots don't come through), sand some more, and paint with good paint...you end up with something very nice looking. Then assemble using glue in all of the joints even though the directions don't call for it, and you end up with something pretty solid.

Kind of like the gray half here but in a color Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Of course, that's an awful lot of work to put into an ikea bed (ask me how I know)...but if you don't do that work, its not going to look professional. It is going to look like you slapped some house paint on some unfinished pine.
post #7105 of 8550
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Originally Posted by sonick View Post

Nope, my Ikea malm queen is standard queen mattress size

Huh. Good to know.
post #7106 of 8550
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Originally Posted by otc View Post

Ikea beds are standard US sizes (and I assume standard foreign sizes when sold there).

My GF has the queen Tarva. If you sand it, paint with shellac based primer (so the knots don't come through), sand some more, and paint with good paint...you end up with something very nice looking. Then assemble using glue in all of the joints even though the directions don't call for it, and you end up with something pretty solid.

Kind of like the gray half here but in a color Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Of course, that's an awful lot of work to put into an ikea bed (ask me how I know)...but if you don't do that work, its not going to look professional. It is going to look like you slapped some house paint on some unfinished pine.

I could see that working with a nice walnut stain. Wouldn't be as much work either.
post #7107 of 8550
It would look good actually made out of walnut. but staining pine never goes as well as you think it will...and the pine IKEA uses tends to be fairly knotty (although this bed seems to use slightly higher grade wood than the next cheapest raw pine bed). Also...the general finish isn't great so you can't escape some sanding (stain will just raise the grain and make the finish imperfections noticeable).

I've had some good luck with black walnut Watco Danish Oil on pine...but the process to get a good finish is pretty laborious. Sand smooth, flood with oil and keep wet for a while, then rub off excess with a rag and let dry (and rub off any seepage a few times while it is drying). Come back and repeat, but apply oil by wetsanding it in and creating a slurry which helps fill holes and grain, then remove excess and dry. Repeat that at least once more and you should have a pretty awesome finish. Some day maybe I will get some good pictures of the pine I have finished this way. Unlike stain, it actually takes the color in a decent way (also looks good un-colored). Comes out with a little more contrast in the grain than some other woods, but it feels great.

This is what ordinary stain looks like on ikea pine (and it looks like they still did a bunch of sanding): Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
That's a good example of it, and even then it is pretty splotchy.
post #7108 of 8550
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Originally Posted by UnnamedPlayer View Post

I find buying a bed something of a tricky question in regards to the ratio between frame and mattress.

If I had $10,000 to spend I would rather use $9,999 on the mattress and the remainder on a frame that ensures the mattress functions as well as possible.

I would buy this frame as it is the cheapest, most inoffensive item that I can find:
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/TOMMY-SWISS-PREMIUM-King-Queen-Double-PU-Leather-Bed-Frame-in-Black-White-/221925898364?var=&hash=item33abd0787c:m:mlTHsni3I0jopEVA_xCr2fA


If you really want to buy a good looking frame, Poliform has some nice offerings.
http://www.poliform.com.au/dream-due-bed.html

They are having a sale at the moment:
https://s3-ap-southeast-2.amazonaws.com/poliform/pdfs/Poliform%2BEOY%2BSale%2BWeb%2BFlyer_2015_Link.pdf

thanks, but maybe i should have been more specific - i already have a mattress, i just need a frame (and in wood).
post #7109 of 8550
I saw some good examples of the Tarva being stained after googling it but I get your point. Still I don't think anyone goes into a IKEA hack expecting perfection.
post #7110 of 8550
Quote:
Originally Posted by otc View Post

Ikea beds are standard US sizes (and I assume standard foreign sizes when sold there).

My GF has the queen Tarva. If you sand it, paint with shellac based primer (so the knots don't come through), sand some more, and paint with good paint...you end up with something very nice looking. Then assemble using glue in all of the joints even though the directions don't call for it, and you end up with something pretty solid.

Kind of like the gray half here but in a color Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Of course, that's an awful lot of work to put into an ikea bed (ask me how I know)...but if you don't do that work, its not going to look professional. It is going to look like you slapped some house paint on some unfinished pine.

You know, it would look even nicer if you overlaid it with some Carpathian Elm burl veneer and it would be even stronger if you carved little dovetails into the joints!

Seriously, though, I admire your commitment but I thought the whole idea of Ikea furniture was that it was essentially disposable. On the other hand, this could be an opportunity. Is PimpMyIkea.com still available?
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