Always wanted a pipe bed but don't know how to weld? We came across this great how-to from Silicon Valley-based DenVogel, an Instructables contributor. It's a great mixture of D.I.Y. and K.W.T.C.A.E (Know When to Call an Expert).The sturdy yet floaty canopied bed frame was made using aluminum pipe, an A.F. hex key, the cutting services of the pipe supplier and the welding services of a muffler shop, and cost $800.
Perfect if you live in a loft, or an interesting departure in a Victorian with high parlor ceilings.