Creating a bed is a time consuming and costly affair. You can reduce both by selecting proper plans that will help you build a bed with the least problems. But before you decide on the right plan for the bed you are constructing, you must ask yourself five important questions. In this article I tell you what these questions are:
1. What type of bed do you want?
People of different age groups prefer different types of beds. For example, children may adapt to bunk beds while adults may prefer a large king or queen size. Then again, the bed might be used by different people with different weights. So you must also consider how strong it needs to be.
2. How much can you afford to spend?
Most beds are made of wood. Besides wood, you will need supports, screws, nails, nuts, bolts apart from the tools used to build the bed. The plans you choose must be able to help you build a bed within your budget. You should not run out of money midway into building your project. Consider how much money you are wiling to spend.
3. How much time and effort can you spare?
Estimate how much time and effort you can spare. Building a bed will take hours of dedicated work to give shape to your interest. Apart from time consider how much effort you are willing to put into actually doing the work that will be required. If you lose interest mid-way after encountering difficulties, then you might get stuck with an incomplete bed.
4. Where do you plan to build the bed and how do you intend to transport it?
If you managed to build a bed in a confined space like a work shed or your garage, then you must be able to move it — either as a whole or by dismantling it. If the distance between where you build the bed and its final resting place is large then you will have to transport it with care. Consider what it will take to comfortably and safely move it to its final destination.
5. How much space is available at its final destination?
When considering the size of the bed you want to create, you must also consider the size of the room where you intend to use it. You might want to be able to adjust the position of the bed if you feel dissatisfied with its position. You must consider whether the room has enough space to move the bed around.