Hah I actually could use some tips on making my bed
Ya thats a good idea about driving around on trash day. But driving around wasting gas isnt that cool, wasted time is that cool either if I dont find one. Its like looking for a needle in a haystack.
I can just imagine how long I would last. Its actually scary to me to think of driving around all day and not finding a bed. Wasting an entire working day to find a bed. I'm up for the challenge though:ninja: I'll have eyes like a hawk, the patience of an owl, the will of warrior, and the instinct of a, of a....a lion or something.
Dang! I actually saw an old bed frame (one of those aluminum cot fold up jobs) at the roadside yesterday. I was half tempted to snag it but storage is tight right now and I don't have a plan to use it this year. Check thrift stores who sometimes get kids beds in. It probably wouldn't be hard to build a headboard/footboard with some side rails using scrap lumber.
Of course, instead of driving around, you could also always just check your local dump. They're bound to have a bed lying around there. But then, you have to think about this... do you have the room to have a bed lying around? Madmax's idea may be the best way to go.
One suggestion would be to watch your local freecycle groups. People are always giving away beds on there. Or maybe craigslist. For a bed in a scene we did last year, we had a portable cot that we used and then threw an old blow up raft from the pool on top of that, covered in sheets and blanket and voila....instant bed.
What about using one of those inflatable mattresses for camping or floating in the pool? Add wood posts and/or foam board frame and you can put sheets on top of it plus it would be easy to store for next year
I want to be able to have actors get into to bed...so it should be pretty sturdy. I think I'll use your idea Madmax's easy intructions on a bed. Unless I spot one a couple of days before I enclose that scene, I'll probably just build one. Thanks Max!
Goodwill, St Vincent De Paul, Salvation Army these places always have too many metal bed frames. I get them for the angle iron to make supports. Usually $2.00 to $3.00 bucks. Then if you dont want to spend on a mattress, just use plywood like madmax suggested.