Any Recs for a Minimalist Bed?

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  1. johnapril

    johnapril Senior member

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    i had this bed:

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    too low down for me. moved it to our guest room but i liked the look of it.
     
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    teddieriley Senior member

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    Wait, you smell that?
    check out charlesprogers.com. I particularly like the "tiger mohogany" platform they have.

    your frame doesn't have to be pretty, unless you want it to be. If you got the ends, I don't see why you can't get something nice now that you can carry into the first years of your marriage. I imagine when that time comes you got more important things to worry about than buying a new bed.

    But buy a good mattress. You spend a 1/3 of your life on that thing. I have a mattress I bought about 8 years ago. I have it on an Ikea platform bed. i never flip the damn thing. I'm pretty sure that piece of crap has screwed my shoulder and my back.

    I just bought a tempurpedic, but haven't had a chance to use it yet (in the middle of a move).

    Good luck!
     
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    rilian Senior member

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    My two faves:

    Ikea MALM in espresso or oak veneer
    George Nelson Case Study Bed in walnut (I have this bed)
     
  5. emptym

    emptym Moderator Moderator

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    Thanks for all the suggestions so far. Still haven't bought anything.

    Really like that platform bed too, TR.
     
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    i got a dude by the side of the road to make my bed from steel i bought scrap. I think I paid him 25 bucks (and another 12 for the steel). Guy who normally welds up holes in motorbike mufflers. Was quite the experience.

    It was a knockoff of something someone posted on here a while back. Found the thread, but the link to the pic is gone unfortunately.
     
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    Drive to New Hope, PA and buy a Nakashima platform bed. Every few years, buy another piece of Nakashima for your bedroom. In a decade or so you'll be rollin' deep.
     
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    If you want visually minimalist, why not just buy one of the box-sprung mattresses that are designed to be fitted with wooden legs to form a complete bed? Add a top mattress and you have something very comfortable, visually minimalist and space efficient. Ikea do a range of these.
     
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    I have the peter maly bed and love it

    dl
     
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    emptym Moderator Moderator

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    Thanks for the new set of recs, everyone. Took a look at CB2's beds this weekend. Very close to what I want...
     
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    I forgot what they are called....those japanese roll up futons you can put on the floor and roll up when your not sleeping..
     
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    Roy Senior member

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    Thanks for the new set of recs, everyone. Took a look at CB2's beds this weekend. Very close to what I want...

    http://beds-bedding.nl/bedden/index....nid=01&page=02 (it's in dutch, but you can look at the pictures)

    These are some of the things I sell. Very good quality. I'm not sure whether they're sold where you live but may be it's nice for some inspiration.
     
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    Emp,

    I'm probably being incredibly cheap, but that Min bed link you linked, is that just a frame?

    A frame for $700?

    You do know that if you just buy a mattress they will give you a metal frame for free?

    since you are single, I'd recommend just a good enough mattress with the generic frame. Once you get married, let the Mrs. do the picking.


    Fok that.
     
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    I forgot what they are called....those japanese roll up futons you can put on the floor and roll up when your not sleeping..

    Shiki futons, and yeah I sleep on them. (I live by myself in a small room though)

    Here is where I bought mine from. You do have to get a thicker pillow to adjust for the thinness of the bed, but I find it entirely sufficient for my needs.
     
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