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u/drawinfinity · 32 pointsr/ynab

Ok I have moved about a dozen times in my life. Trust me I'm a pro at this. This will be long so I'm gonna divide into sections.


  • Don't buy most furniture until after you move. Why pay to move it when you can just have it shipped to your door, probably for free, or if you buy it locally have it delivered?
  • Don't buy more than the bare necessities at first. It is tempting to make your whole house pretty, but money won't go as far as you think, and its easy to buy things in the beginning that don't work as well as you think or end up being wrong for the space. Better to have what you really need and take time to consider what you actually want to make your life better in that particular space. For me the necessities are:

  • Craigslist, Amazon, Ikea are your friends. Online, read reviews critically. If people are saying it fell apart, don't buy it.

    • I have to give a particular shout out to Ikea stuff, I have some furniture I bought 10 years ago from them still in my home

  • Shop Homegoods for discounted decorations, housewares, kitchen stuff, etc when you are ready aka after the move.
  • If you need bedding Target often has cute bedding on sale.

    Moving itself

  • Don't hire a moving company. Hire a U-haul, then through the U-haul website hiring people to load/unload the truck. You can have them load/unload only heavy stuff and take the rest yourself to save cash.

    • I did this on my last move and they moved all furniture from our 3 br house as well as most of our boxes for like $200. I think we spent less than $500 total on truck and movers (including gas).
    • I actually highly recommended this over moving furniture yourself in a borrowed pickup, or even yourself with a U-haul. The cost is well worth the convenience. Moving is hard.

  • Don't pay for boxes. Boxes are easy to find for free. Typically I take 2 or 3 evenings late at night (around 10 pm) and just drive around behind strip malls until I find enough. (They don't put gross stuff in the dumpster, if there is I skip that one). Sometimes it only takes 1 night. Don't bother with grocery stores or large department stores, they crush their boxes. Check out liquor stores and the dumpsters behind strip malls.

    • Places I have found boxes in plenty:
      • Behind a Barnes and Noble
      • Behind a party store
      • Behind an Ulta
      • Behind clothing stores in strip malls (these are usually pretty larger, great for bigger and lighter items)
      • Liquor stores (they get so many they are usually happy to tell you what day they get their deliveries if you call. These are smaller boxes great for heavier items like books)

  • Don't box clothes. Take plastic trash bags, cut a hold in the bottom, put clothes hangers through the hole, close the tie part, now your clothes are still hanging up but contained and ready to move. When you get to the new house, hang up in the bag, then just rip the bag off. Way easier than unpacking.
  • Don't buy bubble wrap, find a place that stocks free local papers (every city usually has these around) and use paper to wrap your dishes and breakables. Save junk mail and store flyers as well for this.
  • The one thing you should buy is moving plastic wrap, the kind on a 14" roll. Use it to secure blankets around wooden furniture to protect from scratches. Use it wrap any fabric furniture to protect from tears. Use it to group some awkward small boxes into one entity. I only discovered this the last time I moved and will never move without doing this again. This is the only time I have ever moved nothing got damaged, and there is also this very satisfied and "mission accomplished" feeling when your couch is wrapped and ready to go.
  • Label everything with not only the contents but the room it goes in. Even in a small apartment this helps a ton when you unload. When you go to unpack everything will already be in the correct room. I recommend these inexpensive, color coded labels to make it even faster/more convenient:
  • Pack a box in each room of the things you will need your first night/week so you can easily find it in the unpacking chaos. So in your bathroom pack your shower stuff separate, in the bedroom your sheets, and in the kitchen keep your pots/pans and dishes clearly marked. This may not seem like a money tip but if you don't do this you will find yourself running to the store for paper plates or toothpaste you don't really need.

    Once you are in

    Don't forget you are going to have to buy things you forgot about or that just come up those first few weeks. Somehow you will move in and realize you don't have a mop, or a kitchen trashcan, or about 50 other things that just happened to be your roommates, or where the hell is the dish detergent and oh fuck I forgot that I need toilet paper and I ran out two days ago.

    I try to set aside about $100-$200 for these weird incidentals. If you are worried about running low buy stuff at the dollar store, you can get a better version next paycheck. Also if you are low on dishes this a great place to get some that are honestly perfectly fine. Big lots is also good for cheap dishes. Also not a bad idea to plan for the money to eat out a few days during the move when you normally wouldn't. For me its the one time I let myself have fast food.

    Once you are moved in, be careful about your grocery bill if previously you were splitting groceries and not just buying your own. Buying for one is very different than buying for two, easier for things to go bad in your fridge.


    There will be deposits and unexpected service fees. When you set up your accounts ask specifically what will be on the first bill other than normal recurring charges. Do not think the bills will somehow be half of what you used before. Use A/C or heat sparingly until you see a couple bills. Replace all your lightbulbs with LEDs. Shop around to make sure you buy the cheaper ones they work just as well and they will save you a fortune on electric.

    Buy a programmable thermostat if your unit doesn't already have one. They are easy to install yourself, will save you a lot of money buy avoiding running the heat/air while you aren't home, and are only about $40 on Amazon.

    You need internet, you do not need cable. You do not need the fancy internet plan the company wants to sell you. Start with the lowest tier internet plan and buy Hulu or Netflix or maybe both. If you have streaming issues upgrade the internet later. When you set up cable request that you not be on a contract (cancelation fees when you move and don't want it are a bitch).

u/sarautu · 10 pointsr/DIY

I have some first-hand experience sleeping on something similar.

I wanted a bed that looks/functions like OP's (held together by friction and gravity, easy to take apart and move), but lack the woodworking skills to make one like I wanted.


Saw an ad on craigslist where the guy was selling a dresser, but had a frame that looked like the one I wanted in his room. Sent him an e-mail asking where he got it. Said he made it. Woo Hoo! Asked if he would be willing to make another, and what my cost would be. He quoted me $150 in lumber, $150 in labor, would have to use screws. I said, "yup!"

Went to get it and it looked okay. Wish he'd picked a bit better lumber (couple-a-flaws), but okay. It has 2x6s as the side support beams, 4x4s as the legs, five 2x4 supports running along the inside as weight supports, and a couple pieces of plywood on top for the mattress to rest on. (I live in a dry/arid area: our mattresses don't get moldy on a flat surface.) All this stuff is just screwed together. King-sized bed.

He said: "You're not going to be doing circus acts on it, are you?" Well, duh. That's what beds are for, right? But anyway, it's all good. It was the aesthetic I was looking for, and I thought it'd be sturdy enough.

So I get it home and screw it together. Okay. I sleep on it. Okay. I ask some friends to try it out. Too wobbly, they say. Bad design. So I trotted over to home depot and got eight, 4" metal L brackets to screw each side support to each leg on each side. Much sturdier. Okay.

Slept on for about 3 years. Okay! Love the aesthetic. Had it specially made 18" clearance from floor. Love the height.

Getting off one morning, one of the side pieces snaps in half. There was a knot in that piece of wood that gave way.



So, in seeing where it broke, I can see a fix. First, use great lumber. But also: the five 2x4s that are the weight support are just screwed into the 2x6s. What would've worked hella better is to do that if needed, but also make a rail below for them to rest on that's attached to the 2x6. Exponentially increases the strength of the 2x6 and better distributes the weight along it.


It broke a few months ago. It's on my list of stuff to do: shore-up bed. But in the meanwhile, I got this metal frame off amazon... it was SUPER easy to unfold and slide under, and gives the poor, sagging frame the support to get by until I can fix it.

I hate the aesthetics of the new frame, but it was a great price and SO easy to set up, so light-weight to move. Glad I got it, as it will store well (if I ever get around to fixing my bedframe) and is super easy to move/drag out... great port-a-bed.

tldr: My experience with a similar-but-different bed design is that it's not really sturdy enough.

u/Vasalgelnowplease · 3 pointsr/malelivingspace

Alright my man. Since you have such a low budget ($700) but don't want your apartment to look like crap, your best bet is going to be minimalism. You're in a great sub for minimalist inspiration. Take this recent post, for example. Not everyone was super impressed, but I'd say he did pretty good for a budget of $195. At the very least we can say with 100% certainty that it looks better than the average undergrad apartment.

I took the liberty of checking out the Halifax craigslist offerings and they are far and few between. However, I did find a potentially decent desk: see here. You might be able to haggle down the price a little with some luck. Otherwise, you might want to look at Amazon for desks (example 1 and example 2). For a desk chair, you could look at Amazon, but you might be better off going somewhere local (even if you go to Walmart) because you want to make sure a desk chair is going to be comfortable.

For a mattress, I'd again suggest Amazon. I'm just not sure you're going to find any better deals than what they have to offer. Mattress buying also involves a lot of personal preference, but "big box" mattress stores are incredibly overpriced. It seems that memory foam mattresses (such as this) are the most inexpensive, so I would look around Amazon to see what you think you'll like. I think I saw a mattress for as little as $99.^(though personally, I'm not sure I'd trust it...) Keep in mind that you will either need (a) a box spring and bed frame or (b) a platform bed in addition to the mattress. With your budget, a platform bed will probably be your best bet. You can even get one with a "headboard" for pretty cheap (the headboard will definitely up your apartment's style a little bit and keep it further away from "garbage apartment of undergrad" level): see here and here.

Alright, I'll break down what we've done so far. I'm in the US and don't know that much about Canadian dollars, so I'm doing this in USD - hopefully it's close:

  • $150 for desk
  • $50 for desk chair
  • $180 for mattress
  • $170 for bed frame

    That leaves you around $150 for other items. I assume you have basic human needs covered (bed sheets-do not sleep on a bare mattress!- and towels), so you could use this money for more furniture or for decor. I would probably try get some attractive and functional bedding (please do not get anything polyester!) in a minimalist pattern. Ikea is really unbeatable for this - see here and here. For a couch, I would either consider Amazon or start scouring Craigslist every day. I would probably forego a coffee table until you have other things that will improve your quality of life (dining chair/table, television, etc.); you really don't need one.

    Anyway, these are just a couple of suggestions. Hope this helps!

u/duenotsoonenough · 5 pointsr/BabyBumps

1,000 sq feet is a lot! Could you use the kitchen sink for baby baths? Or get a little infant tub, or even an oversized tupperware (or something from the container store). But really, you could use an infant tub and just fill it with water from the sink.

We had a 925 sq foot one-bedroom apartment when our son was born. When he was first born we just had a boppy lounger that he slept in on the floor next to our bed. We started with the Halo bassinet but he HATED it and would only sleep in the lounger. Literally. We tried everything. Only the f*cking boppy lounger. It made me so paranoid bc it said it wasn't safe for infant sleep but he loved it and did fine in it.

Anyways, when he got older (maybe at around 6 weeks) we moved him to a pack n play that had a raised mattress thing (not a bassinet, it's just a thing that clips on that lifts the mattress piece up). And then, we basically moved the pack n play depending on where we wanted to be in the moment. So, when we put him down to sleep, if we wanted to stay up in our bedroom and watch a movie, we'd set him up in the living room/main room. But if we wanted to be in the living room and cook a late dinner or something, we put him in our bedroom. That way, we weren't disturbing his sleep or naps.

We got this when he got a bit older and started collecting more toys We still have it now (2.5 years later) and it's great. Holds a ton of books and toys, and is easy for him to access.

We had a little play gym thing that was cute and collapsable, though it stayed out for the most part because it was the best place to put him down for entertainment for a while.

We got this as a gift (expensive AF) but I LOVE it because the drawers are super deep, and now that he's too big to be changed on top of it, we're just using it as a dresser and it fits a ton of clothes, diapers, wipes, blankets, etc.

Once he started moving around, our whole apartment became his room. We basically permanently shut the door to our bedroom and baby proofed the entire rest of the apartment so he could crawl around. At that point there really wasn't any point in trying to save space lol.

Honestly, it's going to be fine :) when they're first born you end up wanting them so close all of the time anyways. And, for the first 9+ months they don't really move a lot or take up a ton of space. It's just once they start moving around that it becomes slightly more challenging.

u/kaidomac · 0 pointsr/Mattress

I just got a queen Zinus "Green Tea" memory foam bed. Currently $289 shipped on Amazon:

It is pretty firm. I actually ordered a 3" gel topper because of the firmness (you sleep on top rather than sinking into it), but that proved to be too squishy (the topper leaves an imprint of your body when you roll). I have a 2" topper on another bed & imo that is the right level of squish vs. firmness: (the bed is firm to the point where my side wasn't sinking in & was kind of being compressed instead, like when you lay on thin carpet when watching TV or something)

Also, I picked up their awesome 18" tall frame:

TONS of storage space underneath, easy to setup (2 pieces that screw together & fold in half, lightweight & only requires one person to assemble...literally takes more time to unbox it than put it together), no noise in use, plus with the 12" Zinus bed, it's at a good height to walk up to & fall into bed. You will need a grip sheet underneath, otherwise the bed will slide off pretty easily:

I also recommend getting a waterproof sheet (goes underneath the regular sheets), as any spills will sink directly into the foam mattress & never, ever come out:

I got these Mellanni sheets - they are thin, but feel nice:

Slightly better than the Amazon Basics sheets I have on another bed. I have a plastic bin underneath the bed for storing a spare set of sheets & waterproof sheet (both are washer/dryer-safe). Total comes up to under $600 shipped for a 12" memory foam bed, 2" gel topper, 18" metal bed frame, a non-skid pad for the frame, two sets of sheets, and two waterproof mattress sheets. I was going to get a Casper or Leesa, but those were like $800 just for the bed...I got all that for $200 less, still a pretty hefty investment, but a decent deal. Other than that, you just need some pillows & a duvet or blanket on the top.

The mattress comes vacuum-sealed in a box, so you just undo it from the packaging & let it air out for a day or two to fully decompress. The frame comes in a large but thin box (two frames folded in half with some assembly hardware). I didn't have to mooch a truck off a friend or go to a mattress store or anything...ordered it all off Amazon Prime, showed up in a couple days, put it all together by myself in minutes. Easy peasy. Would definitely order another one!

u/bigbear10000 · 1 pointr/Columbus

In terms of affordability it really is hard to go wrong with online. There are several great options to purchase inexpensive, but super high quality mattresses online.

I just bought a mattress online myself, ended up going with the Leesa. But here are all of the choices I looked at:

Leesa - $890 for queen, neutral firmness, uses Avena foam (similar, but better than latex), has memory foam middle layer, cool design, great price (really cool company too, they give back lots of the community)

Casper - $840 for queen, supposed to be a bit softer then the Leesa, uses latex and memory foam

Tuft & Needle - $600 for queen, one of the cheapest options I found, but also seems to be firmer. If you like firmer could be a good fit.

Yogabed - $899 for queen, similar to the Leesa in may ways, has some cool extras, a few unknowns in terms of the foams they use though

Saatva - $899 for queen, the one online innerspring mattress I found, great option if you really want innerspring. Has a euro-style pillow top, not sure how that would feel though.

Nature's Sleep - ranging prices $800-$1300 for a queen, a more traditional retailer, but had some interesting stuff, especially if you're looking 100% memory foam

For your frame there are a few different options. My wife and I had a platform bed already, so that's what we are using. It was around $600.

IKEA is always an option for cheap with a pretty good number of options. Also, there is this metal box spring / frame option available on Amazon. Hard to beat the price on that.

u/LiftingNurse · 2 pointsr/malelivingspace

Hey there so this is my room! My main goal currently is not for any frames/things to hang on the wall but focusing on the bed that is to be coming!

Currently have ordered this Zinus Bedframe Zinus Suzanne Metal and Wood Platform Bed with Headboard / Box Spring Optional / Wood Slat Support, Queen ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_mf3pDb7AB4RSK
and Zinus boxspring for some height Zinus Armita 5 Inch Low Profile Smart Box Spring / Mattress Foundation / Strong Steel Structure / Easy Assembly Required, Queen

Still searching for mattresses, currently like a beauty rest from Macy’s and yes I know about tufts&needle and all those other brands. I have to lay on them myself, prefer spring over memory foam... I sleep firm and will continue to.

What I would like help is on bedding, I’m looking for good comfortable sheets and a thin/quilt for the top. I saw linen but due to paying out of pocket for school I can’t pay $300+ for sheets

I live in Southern California where’s it’s 100+ and gonna be hot for quite some time.

Thanks for the read and appreciate the help!

u/MoonbeamThunderbutt · 3 pointsr/bifl

I have one. I was extremely skeptical because I'm really picky about mattresses, but my partner had heard good things, and we needed one, so we got one. We've had it for about 2 months.

A large part of the reason I'm picky is that my body is very curvy (wide hips, big ass, small waist), so I need a mattress that is squishy enough to accommodate that and yet somehow also supportive. I am normally a stomach sleeper and/or roll around all night trying to get comfortable, but I find that I mostly fall asleep and wake up on my back now. That's pretty amazing in itself.

Overall, I would recommend it. They have a good return/refund policy. They offer a free squishy addon pad if after a month or so you still feel like it's not soft enough. I have also read that showroom perception of mattresses generally doesn't have any correlation with longterm satisfaction. Basically, I can vouch for the fact that the Casper probably won't hurt you, and it will last longer than a spring mattress at an equivalent price.

For me, it's not the kind of mattress that I associate with "luxury". I don't sink into it like I'm laying on a cloud. But that's not good for your back anyway. It's more that it's just consistently supportive. I don't wake up in pain. And, best of all, I didn't have to go to a showroom and lay on a bunch of mattresses and get hassled/hustled by a salesperson gunning for a commission. We ordered it online while we were moving and it was delivered directly to the new place. I lay on it and it doesn't hurt me. So it checks all the boxes for me.

[Edit] Btw, we have it on one of these basic wire bed frames. Many reviewers also have a Casper and they say it works fine. So I don't think it matters that much what you put it on.

u/gwarwraith · 3 pointsr/BuyItForLife

I read you already bought yours, but I want to put in my thoughts anyways in case anybody else is looking at these or you change your mind. I live with a buddy of mine for the time being and he bought one of those memory foam beds for his daughter (4). The bed is ok, obviously you can't expect the world from a <500 bed but its a good bed for what it is. I slept on it for about 3-5 months can't remember and I don't remember having any issues.

I decided I wanted my own bed, and so I went to Costco and looked around at their selection they had in the back aisles on the wall. There were about 15 beds they had in bags lying longways like you'd see clothes in a closet. Well, I found a gel top foam mattress for about $500 I think it was. It is by far the best bed I've ever slept on, and my friend has some kind of expensive foam mattress over $1000 and I like it better than his. The brand is Sleep Innovations, which I think is the same type of one as those beds.

Here is a link Gel Mattress

It's got the gel on top then the egg crate looking thing and THEN the regular bed. OMG, when I brought it home after buying some of those $80 Jennifer Adams sheet sets in queen size, and the AMAZING BLANKETS for $15 ( I bought) I was so giddy and squirreling around in my bed my friend thought there was something wrong with me. It was literally comfort overload.

The bed came in a box, all rolled up and you just flop it out of the box onto the ground and it sucks up air until it "inflates" I guess. It smells for a day or so then it's great. I love my bed. I bought a frame to go under it so I have extra storage and foam mattresses like to sweat which causes mildew under the bed (found that out the hard way with another foam mattress).

I also bought the foam pillows from costco as well, I think it was 2 pillows for $20 or $10 or something I can't remember. I LOVE COSTCO!!!!!!!!

u/ImperfectlyInformed · 12 pointsr/slatestarcodex

Speaking as someone who lives in a small SF studio apt...

In addition to your excellent recommendation on varied sizes of containers, I have this 100 clear ziplock bags set as well as a variety of larger bags in varying sizes. So if I've got something with little accessories, I'll toss those accessories in tiny ziplock bags, then put them in a larger ziplock bag shared with the main item when I store it on a shelf or a container. For example, I do this with my medicine cabinet / toiletries. I organize stuff into ziplock bags by function ("sinus / cold", painkillers, GI, etc) and then toss them in the closet in a small box, to avoid clutter in my cramped bathroom and keep only things I use routinely close at hand.

I've got a couple little tupperware boxes like which I put labels on and stack in my closet. Plus I've got an old shoebox or two for knicknacks.

In my small pantry, I've got these little DecoBros Expandable Stackable Kitchen Cabinet and Counter Shelf Organizer to maximize vertical space.

I put my seasonal clothing into space saver "packing cube" compression bags.

Some of my cleaning and organizing is motivated by dust mite allergies - but ultimately I'm working on a long-term solution to that. So I'm getting immunotherapy to become resistant to allergens and also use a dehumidifier to kill the dust mites.

I also keep an inventory of the items that I really liked. If I bought it retail, I'll find it online. That way, I can sell or junk something with the peace of mind that I can buy it again when I need it.

I do the typical things to minimize possessions: I have a few merino wool items that I wear most often, have a single bankers box for files with almost nothing it it (scan), no desktop computer, store very few physical books, and so on.

For my sleeping area, I use this cheap Zinus frame and store a bunch of stuff under it. That gives me extra storage and it's also cheap and easy to replace I do a long move. For my bed itself, I use a Sleep Number bed - it's easy to pack it into the back of a sedan, and you can customize the firmness to get to the "medium-firm" which clinical trials have demonstrated to be the best.

My desk/dining table is public white 42" high dining table which allows me to stand if I want; these 29.5" Bar Stool fit and store nicely.

On the digital front, I have a very hefty dotfiles repo, use for tasks, and have finally transitioned pretty much all my finances to the double-entry beancount leveraging (after trying the earlier ledger/hledger tools).

u/GrimwoodCT · 1 pointr/IKEA

As an additional aside to amend this:
Our IKEA mattress support after eight years of vigorous use (plus I’m a pretty big guy) developed a crack in one of the wooden mattress supports. We really loved the frame and didn’t know what to do. We ended up getting a ZINUS Mattress support that fit perfectly inside our IKEA outer bed frame. It is extremely sturdy, unbelievably easy to assemble, holds up to 1100 pounds and wasn’t terribly expensive. Obviously, every frame/mattress size has its own corresponding ZINUS product we simply adore the king-size one that we got. The link below will indicate what we bought. It does not require a Bunkie board or plywood to support our mattress.

Zinus 14 Inch Elite SmartBase Mattress Foundation / for Big & Tall / Extra Strong Support / Platform Bed Frame / Box Spring Replacement / Sturdy / Quiet Noise Free / Non-Slip, Queen

u/sxooz · 6 pointsr/minimalism

I despise big bulky bed frames. When I was deciding if I was okay with floor sleeping I started sleeping on the floor to see if it was comfortable. I did this for a while and made my decision about getting rid of the bed. I found that I'm comfortable floor sleeping if there's carpet but not if it's hard flooring. You also want to take into account if you are comfortable having sex on the floor, possibly having company stay over, or relaxing on the floor as well. In the end I did keep my bed, and I went with a sturdy, but very practical bed frame. This frame doesn't require a box, and it folds for easy moving. I paired it with a foam hybrid mattress that's easy to move when i move. The frame is definitely not necessary if you live in a house, but I got it for my cargo van. I love that your entire wardrobe can slide under the bed in bins. Zinus 14 Inch SmartBase Mattress Foundation / Platform Bed Frame / Box Spring Replacement / Quiet Noise-Free / Maximum Under-bed Storage

u/bucknasty004 · 1 pointr/Mattress


We receive this question a lot and there are many ways to adjust your Ikea bed frame to work with Spindle's heavy latex. below is the information and here is the link to the article on Spindle's website, Supporting a Spindle with an IKEA bed frame.

Your on the right track with wanting to by new slats as well. Here is our recommendation on the specs for the slats, as well as the link. Proper support for a Spindle Mattress

  • Slats of solid wood, no less than 3/4” thick 1x3 lumber works great -- Oak, Fir, Birch, Tulip, Poplar, etc...doesn't matter -- just NOT ply- or fabricated wood
  • Slats spaced no more than 3” apart. Skimping can damage your Spindle
  • Center support[s] under slats with legs to the floor
  • Plywood is not recommended. It may flex; also can lead to mold/mildew

    Most IKEA frames will not offer enough support for a Spindle. Fortunately, the critical mass of IKEA customers has provided a robust hacker community and their DIY solutions can be found by exploring Google Images, YouTube or Pinterest.

    This YouTube video highlights one of the shortfalls and demonstrates one way to fix it.

    There are many other postings online with pointers on how to add support to your IKEA bed.

    DIY Bed Frame for $10 shows a basic solution.Reinforcing an Ikea Bed gets a bit more sophisticatedIkea makes Sultan, a leg for their center beam. You may be able to modify it to work with your bed.Bedclaw makes an adjustable height leg specifically for this type of application

    To reinforce your IKEA frame, the minimum modifications we’d recommend are:

  • Use solid slats [just get 1×3 from lumber yard or Home Depot, et al], or buy a slat kit like this one.
  • Add support legs to underside of center beam [we recommend using at least 2]
  • Add support beams with legs: Universal Bed Slats Center Support System Adjustable Tubular Steel with 4 Legs

    Additional support may be needed, depending on the way the bed is engineered. Thanks for coming to the Reddit community with your inquiry. We hope this helps and please contact Spindle if you need additional information.
u/strictly_prawn · 2 pointsr/malelivingspace
  • A rug would be a good choice for the living room area, it would make it cosier in the room, and help separate the two areas
  • The couches are a neutral color, so focusing on color pairing for the wall are the bigger priority
  • As far as the prints go, that's 100% your taste. I like etsy for finding unique prints, as well as old advertising material. If you're a bourbon guy: I like this print but's that my personal taste. Any prints or art you get, unless it's a canvas should definitely be framed. Check out thrift stores for cheaper frames, as poster frames and the like for large frames will cost 10x as much as the print itself
  • Additional tiers of lighting will do a lot. One or two floor lamps, and some end tables with lamps will definitely help create a better mood
  • A headboard is definitely a good idea, I got mine off amazon and it has held up well. Sturdy and doesn't creak, but I've only had it about a week. Not sure if the natural pine color would be the best option considering how dark the stain is on the hardwoods, but it was a good budget offer.
u/stubborn_introvert · 3 pointsr/femalelivingspace

So maybe the quality can vary or some people get duds, but we have this zinus frame and we have loved it. It’s been esp great since we are renters that move occasionally, often in older homes where the stairs can limit what goes up them. We’ve never had squeaking. Put a bed skirt on it and storage tubs for out of season clothes and extra bedding.

We were tight on funds then and still are. I imagine someday we will upgrade to something prettier, but maybe not until we have our permanent home. I’ve thought about finding a headboard I liked to add to it. For now it’s been pretty practical.

u/mspoller · 2 pointsr/Mattress

Yea, the shipping time was a bummer, but hopefully that wait will be worth it. Here is the frame we got, its the same as the one on their site just cheaper and Ken, the owner of AZPM recommended it:

Zinus Smart Base

I did look at the Eco sleep but I don't think it's all natural Talalay and we liked the CombiZone coils which are an upgrade from the uniform coils of the Eco Sleep. We figured if we were going to spend on a mattress, we might as well drop two hundred more and get a better mattress. You can definitely feel the zoned coils.

u/BagelSafetyOfficer · 2 pointsr/SanJose

I highly, highly recommend this mattress foundation. I move pretty frequently and have zero storage space and this is a great solution for both of those problems.

I used to have a really heavy and large wooden futon frame, which was pretty squeaky and unnecessarily difficult to set up but I ended up buying this model off Craigslist and I'm never going back. It's pretty easy to set up, very sturdy, and it makes no noise. And the best part is that the frame itself is pretty light and compact once you break it down so it makes moving it from place to place way easier.

u/johniib · 1 pointr/malelivingspace

No opinion on the Ikea mattresses, and I'm not sure if this option will work for you, but I slept on this mattress for over two years and never had a bad nights sleep nor notice anything go bad. I prefer harder beds, but that one was still super comfortable (everyone loved it).
you WILL sink into this one, but still be very supported. I never felt like the mattress got overly warm, but I was in SF at the time so that probably limited how hot it could get. You don't need a foundation with that bed, so you could always get one of these.

After I moved I gave it to a friend and he thoroughly enjoys it.

u/partisan98 · 7 pointsr/malelivingspace

I got a version of this platform bed. I really like it.

Cheap its only about $80 for a queen size
No boxspring needed.
Dont need tools to put it together.
14 inches high so you can fit stuff under it (i keep my laundry basket under it) and can crawl under it when you inevitably drop your phone down the back.
2 pieces and it folds so you can easily carry it up stairs (18lbs each). Folded up it can fit in the back of a sedan if you are moving.
Pretty solid i dont hear any squeaks or anything from it.

High chance you will pinch your fingers while putting it together.
It looks like something you would find in a prison/barracks. I highly suggest a $10 bed skirt.
You can stub your toe on the center leg pretty easy. Throw some pipe insulation on it under the bed skirt to save your toes.

u/sidescrollin · 1 pointr/explainlikeimfive

Ill just give you links.
This one is firmer than the other one, and while it is noticeable, it isn't any less comfortable. I can fall asleep on my friends bed just like mine.

this is the one I have, which is squishier, but some of that is also our different frame.

One is cheaper than the other, and has a 10 year warranty instead of 25. They are both nice, I would just make the call based on preference of soft and firm. They come in a box, and you have to leave them out for at least a day so the foam can uncompress. Neither of us had any issue with it smelling. It has a smell because its new, but disappears in a day or two.

stay away from the handy living wood slat frame, the wood doesn't last, especially if you are um....persistent in the bedroom. My friend bought this one, and we both agree it is better.

both have good clearance, so you can store stuff under the bed. If you don't have the 100ish extra, you can always save and just sit the mattress on the ground until you can afford it.

u/poncho_dave · 5 pointsr/DesignMyRoom

Honestly, a full size bed would be perfectly adequate for two, if a bit cozy. It would also buy you a little extra room when every inch counts. I'd recommend a frame like this one that would allow storage underneath. It squeaks a bit and it's definitely barebones, but it's affordable and can fold up easy for moving. I own one in a queen size and have a very small room as well.

As for the rest of the room, get a tape measure and a notepad and measure the footprints of everything in the room so you can draw a plan view of the room and play around with configurations. If casual seating is a must, I would get rid of the couch and instead get a nicer futon frame in full size that can perform double-duty.

WIth a space this size, it's all about finding multi-functional pieces and things that can be broken down quickly and tucked out of the way.

u/Kendallsan · 2 pointsr/lakeview

actually, i'd try amazon. we got a really amazing mattress, topper, and headboard/bed frame for about $1000 and they delivered right to our door.

if you are looking for something cheaper, this mattress is shockingly comfortable - we have it in our guest room and my VERY picky best friend loved it. you can get a great bed frame for cheap, too, there are a bunch on amazon.

i'm all for shopping local, but easy is also important.

u/Cville_Reader · 3 pointsr/Parenting

We have a bookshelf that has a shelf on top and storage bins on the bottom. I really like it! It's great for storing books on the shelf and dress up clothes in the bin. My only complaint is that our tallest picture books don't quite fit and we have to put them on their sides.

Even though it's pretty inexpensive, I feel like it's a pretty sturdy shelf and it was easy to put together.

Link to Amazon:

u/wide_open_skies · 4 pointsr/ScandinavianInterior

This isn't too terribly similar, but has some similar qualities:

I got this bed for our guest room and it looks really great imo. Maybe you can look for something similar but in the light ash? Good luck!

u/ChazEvansdale · 1 pointr/minimalism

> Zinus SmartBase off Amazon

Their video made me laugh. I love what they show you can store under it. :) Hehe

My newest ideas to build my own bed frame by creating a vinyl coated aircraft cable mesh. I can't find anyone else online who has tried it, so it makes me more excited to do it. If it works I'll have to post pictures to Pinterest.

My goal is a lightweight trundle bed frame on casters.

u/Corrin95 · -1 pointsr/midcenturymodern

Zinus Lottie Upholstered Square Stitched Platform Bed / Mattress Foundation / Easy Assembly / Strong Wood Slat Support, Queen

Not exactly the same but we got this one last year and it looks and feels great. We’ve a hybrid firm mattress on top. Combined weight between us two about 350. Honestly cannot recommend it enough.

u/d396 · 9 pointsr/4Runner

After beginning to measure my 4th gen for a sleeping platform I realized I recognized the measurements... Because they were the size of a twin bed! On a wim I ordered this from amazon for $40 in twin size. It fits perfectly with plenty of storage space underneath! I did cut the last 3 inches or so off one side until the horizontal support bar so all the legs would fit on the seat backs. Super easy with a tiny hacksaw and even easier with a dremel. There is 14in of storage underneath currently, however I will also be cutting down the legs to allow for more headroom. This is a great option for someone lacking woodworking skills or time! I put an exped megamat duo on mine, but it will obviously fit a twin foam or air mattress.

u/Lanulus · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

>Is there from type of frame I can ensemble in my room?

I had a bed that sat on something like this at one point in time. It was pretty nice, but then again, it also had a box spring. So, YMMV.

I also bought one of those memory foam mattress toppers recently and it's pretty much the best thing ever.

u/Mitzy_r · 2 pointsr/Mattress

You should look at exactly what is supporting the bed right now. There should be at least a couple center supports holding up the middle of the bed. If those are missing or broken you just need to figure out how to prop it back up again.

Being there is no boxspring you probably have lots of slats under the mattress and as long as they are not broken or warped beyond repair, beefing up your center support should be sufficient to make thing stable again. Worst case scenario, beef up the center supports and get a couple pieces of 3/4" plywood to put across for support as well. Just make sure it is evenly supported on the sides and center. Or you could go with something like this: and just pull out your existing support system. I wouldn't mess with anything like you posted in your link.

Beyond that its tough to say without actually seeing what is going on under the bed. Your mattress may or may not be ruined, just really depends on how bad it was and how long it was like that. Get your foundation right and go from there.

u/drive-through · 1 pointr/HomeImprovement

When you want to spend a few dollars to fix this comprehensively, I highly recommend this

It's super solid, sets up and breaks down easily. Really great frame. Also lets you have more under bed storage and lets you get rid of your box spring

u/needathneed · 18 pointsr/happy

Going through the hard times makes the good times that much more sweet :) Good for you!! I recommend a bed frame like this
. I also have a memory foam and it does not need the boxspring.

u/WageSlaveEscapist · 2 pointsr/vandwellers

Yeah, mobile homes are friggin expensive. Sounds good, take care of that van like it's your life blood. Keep the tires inflated so they don't wear out quickly. Check/change the transmission fluid, rear diff fluid, and coolant if you don't know when it was done last. Most people skimp on this.
I'd recommend getting a pistol or a taser pulse and some FOX brand pepper spray just so you don't have to worry about anything. I tell this to everyone, male or female. Things that everyone should have close by in my opinion. I'd avoid making the van look girly on the inside (no pink or purple curtains) for security reasons)
For the van, if you plan on living with him in there, you're going to need a big sturdy bed. I would buy a metal frame so that you have storage space underneath. Like this
I wouldn't worry about much of a build because I would imagine there won't be much space left over after a bed, just keep it simple. All you really need is a bed, a sink, a bucket lined with trash bags, a cooler. To pee in, an apple juice container and this, then go out and fertilize those trees :D

u/Life_with_lemonz · 6 pointsr/IKEA

I had a similar bed, but not from ikea. Tbh I really didn’t want to go through buying and rebuilding so instead I took out all the slates. Leaving just the headboard and frame around it. Then I bought one of these

Metal bed frame

Take measurements of course, but mine fit perfectly inside the frame. They have taller ones as well.

u/vanderlustre · 2 pointsr/BurningMan

If you have the space to transport get a folding foam mattress like this one.

Best Choice Products 4in Thick Folding Portable Full Mattress Topper w/ High-Density Foam, Washable Cover

Almost as good as sleeping on a real mattress.
Then the pro move is to get a folding bed frame with tall legs. This frame will fit above most storage bins, definitely the blacks ones with yellow lids! Now you don’t have to sleep on the floor AND you have storage for your bins!

Zinus Casey 18 Inch Premium SmartBase Mattress Foundation / 4 Extra Inches high for Under-bed Storage / Platform Bed Frame / Box Spring Replacement / Strong / Sturdy / Quiet Noise-Free, Full

I got the full size mattress and frame and it’s turned our 10x14 Kodiak into an actual bedroom.

u/lizzieisrad · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Girlsplaywow is a jerk but lizzieisrad should be lizzieisajerk for asking for something as expensive as this RADICALLY AWESOME BED TENT YO

Thank you for your contribution to RAoA and your amazing generosity!

u/dgamr · 1 pointr/Mattress

You absolutely do not need the Casper foundation specifically for the Casper mattress, the foundations are all pretty similar. These look marked up a lot, even compared to traditional retail.

I don't recommend the Zinus mattresses, but their foundations / frames / storage frames are pretty good & inexpensive, and I've heard good nothing but things about them:

Check Casper's latest terms to see what restrictions (if any) they have on the mattress return policy (visible damage and not using a foundation typically invalidates the warranty / return policy of a few bed in a box offerings). They might specify slats or something like that.

The foundation you choose will affect the feel of the mattress to some extent, but not a lot. The main thing you can do with the foundation to make the whole experience a bit firmer (if you end up wanting that) is to build or buy a bunkie board (which is basically just a sheet of plywood between the mattress and the foundation).

And if it's not obvious, huge gaps in the slats are going to cause some wear and tear on the mattress. For example, a 4"-6" gap is fine (12" is not).

u/DeeDee304 · 1 pointr/needadvice

I bought a $110 metal frame from Amazon for my new serta memory foam mattress. It hasn't arrived yet, but it has thousands of great reviews, so I figure it is a pretty good bet. No foundation is required with this type of frame. Link

u/byproxxy · 1 pointr/BabyBumps

Look into the Tuft & Needle mattresses. They're CRAZY comfortable and super affordable. My husband did a ton of research and used Consumer Reports and this is one of the highest rated mattresses they tested. We got ours right around when I got my BFP and I love it to pieces. The cool thing is they vacuum seal it in plastic and ship it to your house for free (in the US at least), so you don't have to worry about delivery or anything. And you don't need to use a box spring with it, so you can get a tall bed frame and have all this storage underneath. I seriously can't recommend this mattress enough.

u/travelingdreams · 1 pointr/BabyBumps

It just means baby is growing right!? right... :( I am only 19 weeks but with my last pregnancy I recall the same situation, but in the bath and SCREAMING for my husband because I was sure I'd be stuck forever! I hate the roll side to side for momentum and the great heave to get up!

This frame from amazon is wonderful and doesn't require a box spring! Best wishes!

u/woofdoggy · 2 pointsr/Mattress

Go to mattress firm and try out a Tulo Firm, it is pretty firm, comes in at 700 right now.

Target has a wide variety of sheets, you can get a king set for less than 55 typically (

If you are a Costco member or know someone I think they have some sheet sets that are less when on sale.

Mattress Protector: Luna:

Or Coop - home goods mattress protector:

Both are good choices, $50, luna is a cotton jersey feel, coop is a more smooth and ever so slightly thicker feel.

Foundation: , basic zinus metal frame, 67

Another zinus more traditional slatted option: 95

Comes out to around 875-900 before tax. Leaves enough for a comforter or blanket. I am sure there are cheaper options for everything I've posted, but those are all products I've tested and at least are familiar with them.

If you want to be adventurous and try a DIY mattress (not very difficult) I can recommend some parts that might work out within your budget too.

u/bryantech · 0 pointsr/Mattress

I suggest this bed frame I picked one up recently absolutely love it.

Here is a great mattress.

10 inch Latex Hybrid Coil Spring Mattress/Cooling Bed in a Box-Pocket Innerspring Mattress/CertiPUR-US/20Years Warranty Full/Firm But Comfortable (Full)

u/ButtsAndFarts · 2 pointsr/happy

I got this one 2 years ago and it's still working wonderfully. They changed the shipping price on it though and $48 for shipping is shit. But it is a great little bed frame and folds up super nice in case you have to move.

Also certian... activities will not damage the floor with this one. ;p

u/ucla_posc · 2 pointsr/minimalism

Traditional beds have a mattress sitting on top of a box spring (a mattress sized wooden frame with springs in it) which in turn sits on top of a bedframe (typically made of wood or metal).

An alternative to this, is to get a bedframe that has wood or metal planks ("slats") going across the frame. They perform the role of the box-spring while contributing significantly less bulk. In North America, these are most popular at Ikea--it's a sort of European approach. Here's a low slatted frame on Amazon. Here's IKEA's slatted bed base category--in IKEA most of their frames can use a slatted base.

If you search the /r/minimalism for sleeping stuff you'll see that a lot of the more dedicated minimal people here use Japanese-style sleeping futons, relatively thin memory foam mattresses, and people here with actual bed-frames often forego a box spring or use a slatted base.

Good luck.

u/Temmon · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

That looks like what I have. It's good quality for the cost, standing up to a toddler pretty well and was easy to assemble.

u/0000oo_oo0000 · 2 pointsr/preppers

I live in a major US city and storage space is at a premium for me. I also wanted to make my place look 'normal' e.g. not advertise my preparedness to guests. What I did is replace my box spring and bed stand with a platform bed to create discrete under the bed storage for lots of food, water, and gear. I keep my BoB, several 7 gallon Reliance Aquatainers filled with water, several 5 gallon buckets with gamma lids for food (a mix of bulk grains, dehydrated meals, and ready to eat snacks), and several Roughneck plastic totes (portable power, medical supplies, cleaning and toiletry supplies, extras from building my Bob, tools, etc) under there, with room for more. Easily 2 weeks worth of preps readily accessible, well organized, and out of sight behind a bed skirt in what looks like a regular bedroom. Kind of a small point, I know, but it has helped tremendously for keeping track of my preps and providing a little peace of mind, in my case.

Edit: link

u/TheSlyEmu · 1 pointr/baltimore

Metal bed frame.

Good condition and free. All you have to do is come pick it up. It's already dismantled and can fit in a small car.

Edit: claimed. Thanks!

u/qxork · 1 pointr/GNV

I try to do local whenever possible, been happy with Wood You and the The Futon store on N 16th and Main St.

That being said... recently got this for a guest with an "extended stay." We ordered this mattress and this bed frame. Total cost for a queen size bed/mattress: $381.00 (including shipping).

Quality was awesome and it's better than the bed we're using ourselves at more than 3x the price.

u/sarlok · 1 pointr/Frugal

I got this mattress and this frame along with this mattress protector. I've been happy so far and I am sleeping better than before. I have lower back issues and need good support. This is a firm mattress and it takes a couple minutes for you to sink in, especially the first month. After the first month or so it does not take as long for the foam to shape to you.

u/ThrowMeAwy1996 · 3 pointsr/BDSMAdvice

I have the same type and it's great link

I'm pretty big so we got the extra sturdy, can hold like +1000 lbs bed. It's great, no complaints. Hasn't broke and doesn't make a lot noise.

u/AlexTakeTwo · 3 pointsr/femalelivingspace

I am a big fan of my Zinus storage bed frame. Very solid, no squeaks after almost 2 years, and the extra height/no box spring is great. I bought mine on the recommendation of a friend, she and her husband have had theirs for a year or two longer than I have and have not had issues either.

It looks like they make a platform model and low profile too.

u/Asileel · 2 pointsr/Columbus

We just bought a queen sized memory foam mattress from Costco. Instead of a box spring/frame combo, we got this
platform Both were super easy to set up and have been incredibly comfortable.

u/sah0605 · 1 pointr/malelivingspace

If you like memory foam, then this is your best bet:

This is a little bit steeper, but I think it looks great and is still cheap compared to a lot of bed frames:

u/ladyllana · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

If you weren't in a single I would recommend this because privacy is awesome. But since you are, definitely have stuff to cook with in your dorm room. Find out what is legal to have in your dorm, but you would be amazed at the stuff you can make with a coffee maker.

u/d_stilgar · 4 pointsr/DIY

We got it on Amazon

It weighs what you'd expect a $200 bed frame to weigh, but looks really nice, haha.

u/IncendiaryGames · 1 pointr/DIY

I need help making my bed more sturdy.


I just bought a king sized bed along with a king sized heavy 200lb latex mattress. I myself weigh 225lbs and the manufacturer told me the bed could support 600 lbs+ easily. Last night while having sex on it it already came close to breaking, luckily we stopped in time. The two middle support beam legs slid out from under the bed. I don't think there is permanent damage but it definitely was scary and it killed the mood. I haven't even had the bed for an entire week yet!

The entire bed frame is a custom made solid wood bed with metal on metal construction. There is six legs total, four corner legs and the two legs for the two center beams. Quite frankly though, I feel they don't give enough support to the middle of the bed. The two center rails are 1" x 2"s. The middle legs seem to slip out all the time despite me using as much strength as possible to adjust the feet. It doesn't seem well designed.

How can I go about reinforcing it a bit and making it reliable for sex? Would it be good to put a 1x4 or a 2x4 between the two legs so they don't slide out? Should I put some of these heavy duty 2,000lb levelers on the sides of each center support leg to give it some side to side resistance?

I'm also thinking of running a few 1x4s or 2x4s between the two center rails then attaching these legs.

What is your thoughts? How would you go about reinforcing my bed?

u/SoriAryl · 1 pointr/DIY

Good afternoon,

I’m trying to build a king sized futon bed, using a metal frame (like this: Sleep Master Platform Metal Bed Frame/Foundation (King) - Perfect for Spring, Latex, and Memory Foam Mattresses ) I’m not sure how to attach the hinges to make it work right, along with how/where to attach the back bar to hold it the couch position.


u/twulferts · 1 pointr/malelivingspace

I have the queen T&N and I like it just fine. It starts out very firm, but will soften up after a few months. I also have a latex topper that I got off Amazon that softens up the feel of the top.

I got this plain box for it for now because it was cheap. Eventually I'll probably upgrade to something made of wood so it looks a bit nicer.

P.S. The mattress also runs a bit hot, so keep that in mind.

u/dontsmileatnazis · 1 pointr/personalfinance

You could probably get a dresser super cheap or even free on craigslist. Used beds don't seem like the greatest idea to me, but you could get something like this setup for not too much money.

u/CSD18 · 1 pointr/minimalism

I got one of these used for dirt cheap but I would have zero issue paying full price, it's been excellent. Great storage underneath and no squeaking or movement.

u/Texj931 · 1 pointr/malelivingspace

I’ve heard great things about this bed
And because it folds up, it’s incredibly portable. Perfect for a semi-nomadic lifestyle.

u/la_renegade · 2 pointsr/HomeDecorating

Amazon! We've put together a lot of IKEA furniture in our years together, and this bed was a freaking breeze. It's super sturdy and has been such a great steal! *fwiw-- our mattress is from the same company and it's awesome too!

u/korissaleigh · 1 pointr/SmallHome

I agree, it does look somewhat bulky. Back when I had it, as a 23 y/o woman, I built it alone with a lil elbow grease.

I now have the Zinus Sonoma double bed with the same storage capacity, though it does require drawers or bins underneath.

A more minimal, inspired aesthetic. VERY easy to put together and really inexpensive.

u/thpffbt · 1 pointr/malelivingspace

I'm in a similar situation and was recently looking at this foldable bed frame:
The reviews on amazon seem to be pretty favorable.
Not sure how well it would support a foam mattress topper, but you might be able to slide a piece of wood underneath to help with the gaps.

u/Dark_Shroud · 3 pointsr/malelivingspace

Same here, I recommend them to people all the time.

Their Smart Base alone is worth it and save a good amount of money of the decades that they'll last. Just not having to purchase or deal with a box spring.

u/smilebreathe · 2 pointsr/BDSMcommunity

This bed frame from Zinus is under $100 and makes a great base for a dungeon bed. There's 18" of space underneath, and I have mine up on 4" risers.

There are many other similar models on amazon - even some that adjust (head and feet go up and down) for not a lot of extra money, if that's something you're interested in.

u/TheThunderbird · 6 pointsr/malelivingspace

Thanks! I'm an engineer, so my choices were also driven by practicality.

For example, that couch also rearranges into the exact size for a [queen sized mattress]( Signature Sleep Contour 8-Inch Mattress) to lay on top except for one missing corner, which is exactly the height of the coffee table. I can also fit a queen sized bed where the bar stools go. When my sister and her friend visited, they each got their own queen bed. One of those beds is stored in the closet.

u/femalenerdish · 2 pointsr/DesignMyRoom

I think you could rotate the bed. Put the head of the bed at the window and push it to one of the walls. Either 1. push it to the left wall and put the desk between the end of the bed and the dresser along the wall, or 2. push it to the right wall and put the desk at the foot of the bed, like this.

If you can, I would also get a taller bed frame so you can store more underneath it. I just got this one. The quality is great and there is SO MUCH storage underneath. There's also cheaper, but still well reviewed options, like this one.

u/kilamumster · 1 pointr/InteriorDesign

It depends on what type of break occurred. Was it straight down, through slats, or did the bed break at corners? Additional legs may help. I would have used 2x4s!

It may be unnecessary to buy a new bed, depending on the damage and your preferences. Is it possible to buy a standard bed frame and set it up inside the old bed? You may need to connect things with brackets or wood blocks to get it to fit together.

Alternatively, is it possible to fit a standard bed frame into either of the new beds? If one needs to be a platform bed, you could use 2 sheets of 1/2" or 3/4" ply cut to size (e.g., 2 30" x 80" pieces for a queen bed). I'd put a strip of rubber matting (like a door mat) between the two pieces to reduce squeaking; if that doesn't work, use a scrap piece of the ply to join them, using glue and screws on the underside.

Slats make the bed springier, and usually more comfortable. Reinforcing a few of the slats may help, or adding additional slats, either thicker slats or more, spaced closely.

u/vapeducator · 1 pointr/pics

Here's a similar 12" thick pillow top mattress and a steel frame, both with free prime shipping:

Extemely strong steel bedframe that eliminates a box spring and fits storage boxes underneath:

u/Xef · 4 pointsr/Portland

Check out Mattress Lot. They have some good deals, they're local, and will deliver on a bike. They'll even give you a discount if you ride a bike or take public transit there.

And I use this which does the job pretty well.

u/Megacannon88 · 3 pointsr/malelivingspace

I bought a Tuft & Needle queen a couple months ago with a folding, metal bed frame. The mattress was only $600 and the frame about $100. It's easily the best best mattress I've ever slept on. No more sore upper back. The bed frame isn't particularly stylish though.

EDIT: frame:

u/boooooyouwhore · 5 pointsr/breakingmom

Yay! I love when things like this happen. It seems small but it's not, that's your space! Separate, adult space for you.

This sounds a lot like the first house my husband and I rented together. Not really a bungalow but it was built in 1903 and of course had tiny closets so all our clothes were in a weird tiny bedroom down the hall and our bedroom was basically a mattress on the floor (also couldn't fit the box spring upstairs).

An idea, we got this for the bed:

Cheaper than a real giant bed and it folds so once you do get one you can store it!

u/I__AM__THE__DANGER · 1 pointr/AtlantaBarters

Added pics to the dropbox. More info on the platform here. Forgot to advertise the desk chair, but it's for sale as well. Send me a pm for my number if you're interested!

u/ro4ers · 1 pointr/AirBnB

This doesn't look sturdy at all.

The thin slats and the hollow steel frame won't survive long, especially with heavier people. Also, while the slats are interchangeable, the frame can't be repaired if it bends.

The reviews are not very flattering either, mostly from people complaining that you can't have sex on it or it breaks.

Edit: The same brand has the Zinus 14 Inch Elite SmartBase Mattress Foundation, for Big & Tall, Extra Strong Support, Platform Bed Frame which looks to be pretty durable. Have to buy a mattress separately though.

u/iso_penis · 1 pointr/DIY

My parents who are in their 60s with little wood working experience just built one using this kit. It takes a bit of time but it turned out great! Kit comes with a detailed instructional video and all the hardware needed for the bed, all you need to supply is the wood and paint.

u/dmckimm · 1 pointr/college

Futons tend to be uncomfortable. I think your best bet is getting a basic bed frame with storage underneath. It has an optional attachment thing for a headboard. I really like my Casper mattress.

u/Chickenfat67 · 1 pointr/HelpMeFind

I bought this for my son a year ago, he loves it. He easily stores laundry baskets full of extra clothing underneath to be accessed from the sides. The wooden front panel might make front access impossible, but the Zinus brand has more models without the front panel. Assembly was quick and easy.

u/TroyDiY · 1 pointr/woodworking

I recently built a murphy bed and would recommend that you use a kit that has the end legs like this ( I did not and it is a lot more work and does not look as nice.

For the color i recently built a vanity with solid birch and also have cabinets that are birch. It tends to have knots and it's natural finished look is very similar to hickory so getting a clean look like this with solid birch rail and stiles might be tough. You could probably get some cherry plywood and some Cherry stick on edge banding and that would provide you with the look from the picture.

u/AdonisChrist · 1 pointr/InteriorDesign

/r/interiordesign is not your personal shopping army. This is not an appropriate submission for this subreddit. I've removed it under rule 5.

Try /r/furniture, /r/furniture_design, /r/home, or maybe /r/designmyroom. Maybe /r/homeowners or /r/homeimprovement as well, for particular questions.

Best of luck.


That said, I personally recommend one that looks like this. Bed might slide around a bit but you can use it with a memory foam mattress (which you should get, they're very affordable) without a boxspring.

Vet different brands.

u/Kaze71 · 3 pointsr/minimalism

I use this fold-able bed frame:

really great for a portability as I swapped living spaces recently, lift-able for one person, one fold to fold it up.

And then I combo it with an affordable foam mattress from Amazon:

but you could find some roll-up mattress/futon like you said.

u/Anna_Mosity · 10 pointsr/Frugal

A few thoughts:

  • If you're buying your bedroom furniture from a store with pushy salespeople, you are probably going to be paying too much.

  • The mattress and boxspring won't just be stacked on the floor, right? Metal bedframes cost under $50 and last years. I inherited mine from my parents, and it's still in perfect condition after 30+ years.

  • You don't need a headboard or footboard to have a nice, classy bed. Mine looks kind of like this (when it's made).

  • If you still want to buy durable, real-wood furniture that will last you through several future moves, Craigslist is your friend. So are secondhand stores, the classifieds section of your local newspaper, and the community bulletin board at the grocery store. You can get heirloom-quality furniture for a fraction of the store prices. A lot of what's out there is outdated or will need to be refinished eventually, but there's plenty to pick from.

    Edit: Autocorrect "corrected" a word. Fixed now!
u/Vaginite · 1 pointr/Mattress

Can I ask you a question about foundations and bed frames ? You seem very knowledgable about the subject. What are you supposed to put a 9" natural latex mattress on ? Do you need a metal bed frame + a foundation ? Is [this] ( type of frame good for a latex mattress ?

u/VicBossZero · 1 pointr/malelivingspace

Things I'm planning on next:

New sheets/bedset. What I would like to do is a burnt orange fitted sheet, gray topsheet, and gret/white duvet cover.

Bedframe: Link

Still havent picked up my desk chair just yet, picked up this desk last night, but my office chair is a nock off Herman Miller from amazon basics

Grey curtains

Orange accented floor rug near entrance to room

Of course, something for the walls. I have a grey/white clock I need to put up and would like to get some artwork sometime soon

u/doggomummo · 1 pointr/HomeImprovement

We have one! We live in a 700sq ft 2 bed apartment and we put the Murphy bed in 3 years ago when I started working from home. My office is also the guest room. We bought one of the kits that provides all the instructions and hardware and cut the wood ourselves.

A couple of notes:
It def did not destroy the wall.
It has changed the way we use the space, in such a positive way.
The precision of the cuts was REALLY important.
And having enough space to cut, and assemble the bed was a challenge.
The legs provided in the kit are garbage- we don’t use them- we made alternatives

10/10 we would build and use a Murphy bed again. It is so convenient. Since we did it our friends and family have done the same. This is the kit we used (I think): Murphy bed

u/cast40 · 6 pointsr/Military

Where are you going? Been to Afgan recently.
Dont bring all your gear from cif and rfi I brought all mine it sucks carrying. Try and just bring a bunch of thermals and then like your fleece and maybe your Wet weather gear. Also bring a nice fucking collapsing chair. All of the ones we had broke so we had some people buy some for tons of money or buy like 3 $25 chairs from bazar because they kept breaking. Also some carabiners or life savers so you can just hook gear and your m4 to shit and body armor. Also a plastic bed cover if you're like me and done wanna sleep in old ass beds without a layer between. Civ shorts and shirts for to and from toilet. Nice headlamp preferably rechargeable and a lightbulb for tents or rechargeable light for your personal area in the tent or bay. Personal mug cakes really helped something sweet from home if your in like Dalke. A soft gator neck mil spec on sucks. Strong allergy meds, a couple portable batterys 20000, a solid state external battery my traditional one broke from a small drop the SSD ones wont break easy. Paracord and duck tape, the rfi winter boots are good since the show soaks through your summer boots easy and you ur feet will be cold af. One of those big ass roller duffles helps and a tough box. Good set of eye pro its required some fobs.

Privacy Pop Bed Tent (Twin) - Black

20000mAh Quick Charge Power Bank, meiyi QC 3.0 Portable Battery Charger with 3 USB Output Ports, LED Display QC 2.0 Input External Battery Pack for iPhone iPad Samsung Android Phones - Black

u/uses_for_mooses · 1 pointr/NoStupidQuestions has mattresses and box springs.

[I bought this mattress for my son (currently $190).] (
If I could do it again, [I would purchase this platform (currently $82).] ( Or make your own.

For less than $272, you'd have a pretty good setup for an apartment.

u/GinDeMint · 5 pointsr/BuyItForLife

Amazon recommends purchasing this bed frame. It's what I have, and it fits the mattress perfectly.

u/siamonsez · 1 pointr/HomeImprovement

You want a mattress to be able to breathe, so plywood wouldn't be too good, and more slats wouldn't add all that much more support. A support down the middle would be easiest, but legs like that can get skewed over time and lead to badness.

You could use a 2x4, short side up, and a leg that's stabilized so it won't move out from under the 2x4. You can actually buy these, but you could make a much beefier one out of 2x2. I can go into detail on that if that's the way you want to go.

Another way to go would be to add 1x2 to each slat, oriented vertically so it makes a t shape, and add blocks between the 1x2s to tie them all together for weight distribution.

u/HighSorcerer · 3 pointsr/instant_regret

I bought this thing as a frame for my memory foam mattress, and it supports me(300lbs) and the mattress just fine, I totally recommend it as a frame for anyone who's looking. I can throw myself on it and it doesn't even budge.

u/johnfoster8 · 10 pointsr/sex

I got this

It's pretty amazing for the price and there's only a few bolts to even squeak. The bed it replaced had like 50 bolts and screws and drove me insane.

u/morgf · 1 pointr/Mattress

I'm not a fan of collapsible metal frames so I am probably not the best person to ask. I prefer solid wood frames, with wood slats.

But since you did ask, I would not get the one you referenced. I do not like those wire-thin supports at all. I imagine they will slowly cut indentations into the foam base of the mattress. But if you like that general design, here is a similar one except with steel bar supports rather than wire-thin supports:

Even so, the spaces between the metal bars are wide, more than 5-inch I think. I suggest either taking the cardboard box the frame comes in and covering over the surface of the bed frame with cardboard, or else get some hardboard or pegboard from Home Depot to cover the frame with (try to get something that does not have any formaldehyde in it)

u/ThatNewNewNew33 · 38 pointsr/sex

Zinus Upholstered Square Stitched Platform Bed with Wooden Slats, Queen

This one has been awesome. Put a memory foam on top of it and it wont make a single noise. Ultimate stealth fucking..

u/flamingskulltattoo · 2 pointsr/BuyItForLife

Need to know your budget and size (twin, full, queen, king).

Do you really just want a frame, like this or actual furniture?

If you want furniture, style is an important factor.

u/Wizecoder · 3 pointsr/malelivingspace

Does anyone have any recommendations for bed frames or box springs? I definitely need to get something, but in terms of appearance I'm not sure which would be better. In terms of keeping things (relatively) cheap and simple I'm thinking of getting this. [Edit: The twin size one of course]

u/freedom311 · 2 pointsr/Charlotte

I know I'm just adding on more money now. But you may or may not need a new bed frame. This is the one

It's high enough off the ground you can buy some bins from Walmart and stuff them full and toss them under the bed. And can fit all kinds of other stuff under the bed. It's nice.

u/ParliPro · 1 pointr/malelivingspace

I've considered buying a Malm bed frame but supporting it with a SmartBase metal frame (apparently you can remove the internal hardware of the Malm).

Has anyone done similar?

u/Jancy52 · 1 pointr/Frugal

Not everybody wants a wood frame. I use a metal platform under a standard mattress. It's lightweight and holds up to 700 pounds, and moves quickly and easily, it folds for shipping and arrived in one box weighing about 35 to 40 pounds. I got mine for under $100. I got rid of my box springs, and later will replace the mattress with memory foam mattress. What I like about this platform is there is 12" legs and this is more than enough storage area under the bed. I put it together with a screwdriver.

u/genivae · 1 pointr/breakingmom

This is the one we finally bought to get out mattress off the floor. Our box spring broke a while ago, so this was the perfect option, plus extra storage! (You know, once we saved up the money)

u/ByronSA · 1 pointr/malelivingspace

My wife and I bought: it folds very easily and was so much easier than bringing up a huge bed frame up 4 flights of stairs. And it's very quiet.

u/beermethestrength · 1 pointr/InfertilityBabies

Thanks! It's a bookshelf/toy box that I got on Amazon: Sauder Pogo Bookcase/Footboard

u/travelista · 2 pointsr/BabyBumps

Thanks! I bought it off Amazon. Here is the link:

u/BlueberryFaerie · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

We just bought this bin toy storage organizer it's working well so far! I like that you can rotate the bins so things are easier to access as needed and that I can pull a bin down to put toys in it then put it back up.

And this one but haven't put this one together yet.

Edit to add: those are the ones we have for the living room and family room. For her bedroom she has a 9 cube shelf with cloth bins and open shelves for books and a big toy box

u/zaatar · 24 pointsr/personalfinance

I have these two brand new, and they are excellent:

u/crantastic · 1 pointr/malelivingspace

Similar to the other, but here's my shot

This is small enough to where you might want a pull-down bed like this:

u/DarthPotter1977 · 1 pointr/Bedbug

Thanks for the reply! I don’t even have a box spring. I only have a metal bed frame that looks like this

Are they just hiding in my mattress?

u/gnapster · 2 pointsr/gifs

A 4 feels like a truck rumbling by if you are 20-30 miles away. You could have experienced quite a few and not known it. Up close to the epicenter, it can be a wavy feeling that can transform to giant rocking sensations, and you should seek cover.

We've been too lucky in Los Angeles. Too damn lucky. All of the little ones have been wavy and over with very quickly.

I specifically bought a bed frame and left part of it empty underneath with a gallon of water, food bars, stuff for my dog, some shoes, a set of clothes and a other things should I get trapped under there. Here it is if you're interested:

u/upward_bound · 17 pointsr/Frugal

They don't even cost that much.

37 dollars new

Not to mention that you can find a used one for even less.

Really this is pretty safely on the /r/Cheap side of things

u/AbsolutelyPink · 1 pointr/HelpMeFind

So, bed frames meant to attach a headboard, have 2 flat brackets to attach a headboard. Since you have baseboard heat, you want any flammable materials 8 inches away from the heating unit. This also allows proper airflow so it can actually heat the room.

You can get a frame and headboard separately. You just need a frame with the bracket to mount a headboard. Zinus Compack 9-Leg Support Bed Frame, for Box Spring & Mattress Set, Full

Many beds don't use box springs and their frames are platforms for the mattress Zinus 14 Inch SmartBase Mattress Foundation / Platform Bed Frame / Box Spring Replacement / Quiet Noise-Free / Maximum Under-bed Storage, Full

You can also buy a bed with platform frame, headboard and footboard.

I'd suggest you determine budget and style choice then look around.

u/misslion · 1 pointr/Mattress

If you'd be willing to spend a bit more on this one it's got a lot more support.

u/BakeMeA · 1 pointr/Mattress

Do you think this would be good?

u/rentdn · 1 pointr/Mattress

Go for seems it's might be a good product for reasonable price

u/rocketwidget · 1 pointr/Frugal is a fabulous resource for mattress buying. Spoiler alert: The mattress industry mostly wants to screw you. Buy independent/factory direct, almost never name brands.

Here's a specific guide to buying based on budget. A sub $500 budget probably means a "throwaway" mattress, which doesn't mean you can't find something comfortable and supportive, only that it's unlikely to last more than a few years.

Here's an excellent value mattress, but $600 for a queen.

Here's an inexpensive frame that would be good for a foam or latex mattress.

Edit: I forgot: I'd stay the hell away from used mattresses. One particular reason: Bed bugs are Satan in bug form, and there is no way to be sure a used mattress doesn't have them.

u/arksarcanum · 8 pointsr/NoStupidQuestions

Highly recommend this. My husband and I are both big guys (over 600 lbs combined) and this thing doesnt budge.

u/four_toed_dragon · 12 pointsr/BDSMcommunity

i have one of these sitting in my car right now to deliver to my girl's place.

Heavy duty to support our fat asses, according to the reviews it's quiet, elevated (you don't use a box with it) so toy chests can roll under it. Also, with the way it's constructed, plenty of places to discreetly attach things.

/u/LowkeyMischief, if you're still shopping... take a look.

u/ufamizm · 2 pointsr/malelivingspace

Zinus Suzanne Metal and Wood Platform Bed with Headboard / Box Spring Optional / Wood Slat Support, Queen

u/TheOldGuy54 · 7 pointsr/sex

Your becoming an adult ... Time to straight up just sit down with your roomy and say, I need to rub the muffin and we need to figure this out. as for the boys on the other side of the wall, they are probably jerking off. I did find this interesting thing on amazon ask for it for Christmas.

Privacy Pop Bed Tent (Twin) - BLACK


u/AGirlHas-NoUsername · 1 pointr/intj

Check out these privacy pop tents on amazon, troops on deployment and kids at summer camp use them to get some privacy

I'm dealing with a similar situation atm and I fall back on meditation and self hypnosis, because for some reason people understand that a person doing those things is to be left in peace, and it doesn't seem to make anyone insecure. It gives me the sort of battery charge a far longer amount of time alone doing nothing in particular would. I'm not sure how you could live like that long term though, tbh.

u/iiitsbacon · 3 pointsr/BlackPeopleTwitter

This is the one I use. Sets up in like 3 minutes and I've had 0 issues with them.

u/dbcooper4 · 1 pointr/Mattress

Check out something like this. The answers section says it’s 75” long.

Zinus 14 Inch SmartBase Mattress Foundation, Platform Bed Frame, Box Spring Replacement, Quiet Noise-Free, Maximum Under-bed Storage

u/PM_ME_ARMPIT_FUZZ · 1 pointr/Bedbugs this is the bed frame I own and it's amazing if you're looking to keep them a little further away. The full is even on sale for $55. I did break my toe on it by just walking but if you're less of an airhead than me you won't have an issue. It folds up and is so easy to move and assemble. Figured I'd throw it out there.

u/PegasusCoffee · 3 pointsr/videos

Just wanna chime in here- Amazon sells wireframe boxspring/bedframe combos that significantly reduce the hiding spot for bedbugs.

Here's the link(sorry, on mobile):

I recommend these because when I used mattress covers for my boxspring, the abrasion between it and my bedframe caused rips and tears that rendered them useless. These puppies are a great (and cheap) alternative.

u/Nuevex · 1 pointr/Vive

Well then don't fret, they have a kit for all sizes!

[Right here] (

u/anekitty · 46 pointsr/minimalism

I get so tired of the whole "you don't need a bed or any other basic furniture" thing being repeated over and over. Yeah, they are inconvenient to move, but there are ways around that without sleeping on a fucking yoga mat.

A bedframe that folds up flat and comes in various sizes.

A mattress that folds up rather compactly, can be used as seating, and comes in various sizes. Can be padded with a mattress pad and blankets.

Still too much? Get a Japanese style futon.

A desk that can be folded down flat. As a single person, I often eat at my desk.

Or if you don't like to eat at your desk, a collapsible small personal table...just sit on your bed.

They also make collapsible chairs.

I understand the desire to not have much of anything because it's a pain to move, but there's a point where it gets ridiculous. There are ways around it. Yeah, having sex on the floor is better than no sex at all, but I won't be having any sex if I don't get a good night's sleep, and I certainly need at least a few inches of padding more than a yoga mat provides.

u/pandahavoc · 1 pointr/funny

I bought one of these frame and put it on top of these. And it's an extra thick mattress, to boot.

u/Xeonneo · 2 pointsr/ploungeafterdark

Well, I've already picked one out. I don't know why I keep looking at it, though...

u/photo238 · 4 pointsr/Frugal

I bought a memory foam mattress/bed frame on Amazon for $400 and it is SOOO COMFY!

u/Cellar______Door · 10 pointsr/simpleliving

I bought this mattress frame. Keeps the bed off the floor, no box spring required, and has storage underneath. Also really easy to set up.

u/juleswinnfield420 · 2 pointsr/malelivingspace

I bought this a year and a half ago. Easy to set up and very sturdy. It’s not 100% wood but has a wooden headboard. $150

u/OregonRaine · 1 pointr/BuyItForLife

Another vote for Zinus, but in a different flavor. Zinus Elite Mattress Foundation. We have three of these, and they're solid. They're foldable, and they assemble in minutes with zero tools.

u/kschang · 2 pointsr/AskSF

Amazon, of course. Look for 16 or even 18 inch high frames. I even found an open-box one for even cheaper.

u/UHElle · 3 pointsr/My600lbLife

So, they look a little like this, which is actually the bed frame we have (coz we wanted something tall enough to slide Rubbermaid totes under), and I can tell you that occasionally one of the metal slats will slide out of the holders, but it’s fixable with a little effort. My parents have this one in their guest room (actually in 2 guest rooms in 2 different states, heh), which is all one piece, but looks slightly different than the ones I’ve noticed lately on the show. I had a wooden slatted futon when I was in college, and yeah, I totally get where you’re coming from. My college bf got a little, ahem, cray once and basically put his knee through a couple of the slats, so I couldn’t imagine them having standard wooden box springs for long. A former friend of mine (who I’ve mentioned in this thread before) was (is) v large (400+lbs) and married someone who is just as large or larger than she is and they had to build a special bed frame for themselves out of 2x4’s, because previous ones had failed them at, uh...inopportune moments, shall we say. She also told me about how they deal with excess skin flaps during sex and sometimes that memory crosses my mind and I wanna die.

u/val319 · 1 pointr/Mattress

Assuming you want reasonable to put it on without box springs. Zinus Shawn 14 Inch SmartBase Mattress Foundation / Platform Bed Frame / Box Spring Replacement / Quiet Noise-Free / Maximum Under-bed Storage, Queen otherwise the floor.

u/A_BURLAP_THONG · 3 pointsr/NoStupidQuestions

A metal bed frame, something like this is just a couple collapsible pieces of metal that fold up really small and will elevate your bed a few inches off the ground. You will need a box spring, or some other platform for the mattress to rest on

u/geezer_ · 2 pointsr/minimalism

Hammock and Hammock Stand

Bed Frame and Mattress

Table and I stole a folding chair from my Uni to go along with the table.

u/-my-troll-account- · 1 pointr/malelivingspace

i use this bed frame and this futon mattress.

u/MsBluffy · 1 pointr/primedaydeals

This is the same one, for $89 and prime eligible.

u/PeanutTheKidnapper · 1 pointr/BuyItForLife

How about a folding bed frame and a memory foam mattress.

Bed frame


u/the_Octagon · 2 pointsr/baltimore

It is this one, but it is folded up in a corner of my house right now so no photo.