After seeing Jeanine's post on Desks and Furniture Designed From Plumbing Pipes, we thought we'd share a DIY we did a few years ago. For some reason, we decided to build our own bed. Out of pipes. We've used it every night for four years, and it still looks pretty good. Detailed plan follows.
We found the project in Country Home magazine and since it's not online, we scanned in our tattered page from the magazine. The plans are intended for a twin bed, so we measured our mattress and adjusted the width to a double-sized bed. Then we took the plans to our local plumbing supply store. (TMB Plumbing in Williamsburg at 475 Driggs). We ordered the Klee Klamps online from L.K. Goodwin Co. And we put the bed together according to the plans above in one afternoon.
As we said, it's held up fine. Occasionally it needs to be tightened with a hex key. Our only problem is that now we have two cats, and we'd like a larger bed! (See our entire house tour here)