Hello, dear readers and DIY!
In this article, the author of the YouTube channel “HomeMadeModern” will tell You about the method of manufacture rather unusual “floating” beds, no magnets, and no magic. A little welding and joinery — that’s the whole trick!
— Raw Board from white cedar
— Angle steel, shaped tube 25X25 mm, strip 75X6 mm, mesh
— A plate of plexiglass
— Abrasive polishing paste
Bolts, washers, nuts
— Engine oil, aerosol primer for metal, enamel, linseed oil.
The tools used by the author.
— Multifunctional building metal detector
— Spring clips, clamps
— Welding mask chameleon
— The welding machine
— Magnetic area welder
— Circular saw
— The grinder, a cutting diamond disk for metal
— Abrasive “coral” angle grinder
— Orbital sander
— Drill, cobalt drill
— Polishing wheels for the drill
— Circular saw
— Gon Swenson, tape measure, marker.
The process of making.
The headboard will be made from a wide slab of white cedar, so the edge of the headband will have a natural edge. By the way, this piece of wood very much…
The bed frame is made of steel profile tubes 25X25 mm. the Last measured length and cut an angle grinder into sections.
In the manufacture of the frame involved just two tools — angle GRINDERS and welding machine.
Using “coral” of a disk, with the ends of the profile, where to be welded, cleaned off rust, dirt and other oxides.
Then all the elements are arranged in this order on the floor. While the middle of the long section slightly issued for line of the frame (about 2.5-3 inches). These projections are necessary in order to defend the frame slightly from the wall, and you can set the headband from the slab.
During welding, the wizard uses magnetic area. Latest keep steel parts under ideal angle.
In the process of welding of long rails can warp. To avoid this, the author recommends to resort to the help of long clamps.
Instructions for making similar clamps were given in a recent article.
Now have to weld a couple of uprights that will hide behind the slab and go under the wall. In these areas, it is important to clean up the welds to obtain a smooth surface.
After that, the vertical segments are made here are the cut-outs.
Since the cuts came out a bit sloppy, the author puts into the formed slit metal scraps and weld it all together.
To firmly attach the headboard to the wall, the wizard uses steel strip 75X6 mm. He drills holes in it for screws by which the bed will be attached to the wall.
The master then presses a steel band clamps to vertical stands and welds.
Further, in addition to the two legs that will be hidden behind the slab, the author is planning to install one large Central leg, made of Plexiglas. It will give the whole structure stability and safety.
To secure the transparent plate of plexiglass on steel frame, craftsman cuts out a fragment from a steel angle 50X50 mm, and welds it to the center bed frame.
Then he drills a few holes in it, plate of Plexiglas will be attached to the base.
Although this part of the bed will be hidden from view, yet the author intends to close the gaping hole profile at its ends. For this purpose he cut a few squares from scraps, shaped tubes, captures their magnetic proveryaet area and perimeter.
All seams are processed with a grinding disk.
The author wants to more securely attach the bed to the wall, for this purpose, the detector determines the location of the profile in drywall.
This is a very simple model, I would recommend here is a multifunctional building metal detector.
The master temporarily puts a wide plywood under the place where later will be placed a slab of Plexiglas.
Then the whole construction is screwed to the wall. The author tries, how hard would bend the frame and comes to the conclusion that the frame is still a little stronger.
So, the frame is welded on several bulkheads.
Now on top of the frame stretches a steel expanded metal mesh. It will also add rigidity. Unnecessary parts of the mesh are cut off grinder.
The mesh is fixed on the frame cut profile, and two clamps, followed by the laborious process of welding.
By the end of this step, the wizard clears away the scale disk with a wire brush, and sharp edges mesh grind grinding disc.
Then takes a rectangular blank of 3 mm steel sheet that will serve as a mounting plate for fixing wooden headband. It drilled mounting holes for screws, then the plate is welded to the uprights.
Now the whole structure covered with a layer of spray primer for metal.
Then the joints and recesses are cleaned out with putty and sanded after drying.
The framework is covered with two layers of gloss white spray enamel.
Further, on the circular loom drive with small teeth cut to size slab of plexiglass. All faces thoroughly sanded, starting with 150 and finishing with 220 grit.
Before processing all of the slices 320 abrasive paper, the author drills into the plate hole, using a piece of plywood with holes, as a guide.
Then all the faces to apply the Polish. During the polishing, he uses a felt circle.
After removal of the protective film, it is further processed and the surface.
However, to achieve maximum transparency of thick plexiglass and other method, namely, using gas torch or Hairdryer with the technical.
The hour of mounting wide feet. Two corners of the Plexiglas had a little grind to applied to the weld plate could be as close as possible to cling to the steel angles.
Additionally, the wizard causes the gap between the angle and plate the layer of silicone sealant to create a sort of cushion to soften the rigid coupling of a softer plastic with a solid article.
Next, replace the bolts and nuts.
The next stage of the bed attached to the wall.
Now it is the turn of the head. The excess wood is cut.
At the pine slab, holes are drilled for the entrance paintings jigsaw and propisyvaetsya pair of wide slits, through which he will sit down in the profile. For this used a jigsaw with a longer blade.
The slab processed with sanding disk, carefully, the author rounds off the corners and side faces.
After this additional wood polished orbital grinding machine.
The material is coated with a finishing treatment, and then a layer of clear nail Polish to bring out the warm wood tones. This type of finish coating is based on natural oils and waxes.
The first finish is applied in a thick layer, then sweeps across the surface with a brush or piece of cloth. After 10-15 minutes it should again go with a cloth, rubbing the Polish into the surface, removing the dry area and rubbing the places where the accumulation of varnish.
In conclusion, the author uses a lint-free cloth, which removes excess substance.
Before ready to plant the head on a steel rack, master propisivat from the back side of the slab two shallow grooves with a depth of about 10 mm to obtain additional space for alignment.
It remains only to fasten the headboard with screws and a “floating” bed is ready!
That’s the beauty of it.
The author is so confident in its strength that even the ostentatiously jumped on it.
Now you can arrange the led lighting for even greater effect.
I thank the author for the unusual design of this bed!
All good mood, sound health, and interesting ideas!
The author’s video can be found here.
Hello, dear readers and DIY!