Alcove beds can be more comfortable than traditional beds, but they are difficult to build from scratch. Here are some tips on how to build your own Alcove Bed.
Alcove Bed Renovation From Basic Bed
The primary materials are the box spring and box frame. Box spring is simply a metal bar that fits into a wooden “box” or barrel in the bottom of the bed. Box frame, like the box spring, is simply a metal frame covered with wood.
Assemble your box spring and box frame, along with your mattress, into a strong and sturdy box. Place the box in a good quality box spring base. Let the box air out completely before putting it into the box spring.
Place your box and the mattress, along with the box spring, into a plastic bag. Seal the bag and then place it in a cardboard box. Now, all you have to do is to put the box in the plastic bag and seal it again, and all the parts are ready to assemble. This is only a basic guide for building a Alcove Bed.
Painting your box to give it the look of wood adds a great way to make your box spring look more real. Also, paint the box to look like cedar if you choose, because cedar is a very nice wood to paint.
For more convenience, you can mount your box in a “pillar box” style which allows you to use a set of legs to support your box. This will help to avoid metal “tenons” which may develop weak points.
On the upper section of the box, attach a steel or wooden “eye” over your mattress so that you can mount the rest of the box on top of the eye to your bed. Or, if you want to, you can mount the whole box on your box frame.
For more convenience and a more elegant look, you can put in a drawer, under the mattress. Put a filing cabinet underneath the drawer and this will keep the box organized.