DIY Floating bed with led strip
It takes half your life before you discover life is a do-it-yourself project. Napoleon Hill
Firstly this post will be a little bit different from the others on my website. For a long time, I like this DIY idea, so I decided to make something. I have enjoyed creating things since childhood, therefore there is something special in it for me. I bought a new apartment so I needed a lot of stuff. The apartment has a very small bedroom of 8 square meters. Consequently, space must be very good organized. We figure it out that the largest bed that can fit is 185 cm x 140 cm. So we searched for the ideas on the Pinterest.com. Hence we find the best solution for us. Finally, that solution was the floating bed with a led strip. Since there are a lot of different ways how to make it, we made it in our way.
Creating 3D model (CATIA V5)
So our idea was shaped in CATIA V5 software. Hence we will write one post about it, and even more about how to control Products with parameters. To sum up, here are the pictures of the model.
Of course, the model is very adaptable, so you can only change the parameters of the mattress and everything will change. Certainly, there are a lot of other parameters to change if you are more demanding. Evidently you can see more on the video below.
Making the bed
After the modeling phase, we ordered all the necessary parts. Of course, we prepared everything such us: dimensions for the plywood and 2D drawing for the carrier. Therefore here are the results.
So there are 5 Carriers to make bed float.
I believe that this floating bed frame is very stable. The thickness of its outside panel is 36mm and of the inside is 18mm.
First, you need to connect carrier to the visible bed panel with 6 screws (15mm length). Outside panel thick is 18mm.
After that, we connected inside and outside the floating bed frame. This connection is made with 5 carriers, 3 on the longer side and 2 on the shorter. So we used M10x60mm screws.
Hence we got a fully assembled floating bed with 2 panels 16mm thick under the mattress.
In conclusion, there is the end result of the floating bed.
Also, we added a led strip for more comfort.
Finally, we made full documentation with all phases. The first phase can be seen here, but for the other, the payment is required.