I live in New York’s East Village, which is code for “I live in a $1700 closet.” My bedroom is about 90 square feet, and if I lean back at my desk I’ll usually hit the bedframe.
Like many single people in New York, I’ve got a full-sized bed. This is 14″ wider than a twin – still too small for two people to share comfortably, but wide enough to use substantially more floorspace. The only reason I bought a full was because a twin would have made me feel like a child.
This is understandable – most of the twin bedframes available in the US are specifically designed for kids and teens. So I’ve been working on a twin bedframe with adults in mind. Keeping with my military design ethos – modular components, durable materials, and an industrial aesthetic – I’m nearing completion on the prototype. The headboard, footboard, and legs are solid walnut, bolted to welded steel side-rails and supports. The headboard and footboard can be swapped to widen the bed – allowing you to upsize (or downsize) according to your space.
I’ll be posting photos of the finished prototype later this week. After sleeping on it (pun!) I may offer it for sale with a range of wood options.