My new bed frame is finally done. I get to sleep on it tonight.
The system is based on shipping crates, an idea I got from a this charette I did for studio. The idea arose out a need for storage to organize my messy room, and the fact that as a college student, I will have to move out of my current apartment sometime in the near future. Instead of having to move a whole bed frame, why not use the frame to move my stuff?
The ‘frame’ consists of three separate crates. Each crate has a an outer structural frame that holds up the mattress, and a large inner drawer. The frames are made from pine, and the drawers are poplar. I bought the pine, but the poplar was all scrap, so the whole thing cost around $50.