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Monday, July 5, 2010

Your thoughts please

Apartment Therapy.

A toddler bed made of shipping pallets.

41 comments:

Mrs Woog said...

Like the time I made the kids bunks from dry spaghetti!!! Genuis.

Mrs Woog said...

But seriously, I think at university, our house had an entertainment system made out of these...

LINDA from OEKE said...

i'd have to have hit the skids financially to even consider making my kids sleep in this - the germs!!!

Lexy said...

I have glossy spray paint and a stack of pallets ready to create a side table ^_^ Gotta love a student-decorating budget.

This isn't something I'd choose to include in my future house, but I am 100% for recycled materials and I'd really have to see the rest of the room before I pass judgment.

Jane said...

Its a Pallet Cot\Bed right? I fully support it.

It will:

(a) teach the child the meaning of money (or in this case, lack thereof)

(b) give the child something to work hard for (ie to get away from)

(c) scar the child for life.

Much as I support DIY I think there is one thing, for safety reasons you should never make yourself, and that is a child's bed. What's next, a change table made of toothpicks?

M.A said...

My first thought:
*all together now*
"The sun'll come out Tomorrow..."
Isn't this a prop from the musical Annie?
Second thought: IKEA! I mean come on, even if your on a budget you can find a cheap and SAFE bed for your kid there.

Belly said...

My kid would rather die (or- let's face it- kill ME) than sleep on this shit.

Sandy K (ampersand-design.blogspot.com) said...

Splinters

Louise (Table Tonic) said...

You know I love it! Gosh, so many good points made, though... PS Here's another - Splinters? Bought my son a set or 5 "vintage" milk crates which look delightful in his room as toy storage, but oy - The gift that keeps on giving in the splinter department.

Appletree said...

my immediate reaction was GERMS, LICE, RAT POOP.
no way.

Laura @ EdenRose said...

I like that fact it's on wheels,
Kind of like a really poor third world country hospital bed for kids :/

nkp said...

I saw this too and kind of shook my head in dismay. I really am all for the diy spirit behind it, and it photographs almost convincingly, BUT as previously noted, this is a bed for children and safety should be of utmost concern. No way my kids would put their soft, fluffy, fresh from the bath precious heads on that. Oh no! But, tweak the design a bit and use some sanded smooth birch plywood straight from Home Depot and it might make a fun playroom addition!

Tiina said...

is it even safe? I mean the wood looks rotten, that can't be too good for small kids to inhale? No, no no no for me thanks

anita @ a dreamer's den said...

that dirty wood is going to stain the bedding!!
that was my first thought.
and then, of course, i thought about the potential health hazards to sweet little children.

sarah, flourish design + style said...

Can you imagine the slivers the poor child would wake with?

my favorite and my best said...

ok, mostly i think it sucks.
it just LOOKS dirty.
but as a mother i am SURE that this "bed" has been sanded within an inch of it's life and most likely treated for germs and whatnot.
come on...no mother would allow their kid to sleep on railroad ties straight from the fucking train yard or roundhouse or whatever the fuck it's called.

the problem here is it isn't very girly, it looks dirty (even though i'd bet money it isn't)and it doesn't seem to go in this room.
i do like the idea of it though...the under the bed storage etc..
i could see this working more in a boys room against deep charcoal walls and a plush, graphic rug..

Paul Anater said...

"Cinderella get your ass out of that bed and go sweep out the fireplace!"

Sally J said...

There's nothing that I can add to the discussion...That would be a NO! It sort of goes with my idea of camping.

MyLittleHappyPlace said...

Sorry, but that's just fug.

Teri said...

Every thought I have has to deal with safety- do the wheels lock in place? What about all those nail heads? Is that board even or poking out a bit?

As far as the storage goes, it is narrow and deep. I see lots of little things that the dust bunnies would be able to hold hostage.

David said...

I like it, of course I don't have kids. I'd like it even more without the footboard and side rail. I love that it's on wheels.

Anne (in Reno) said...

Aren't you not supposed to burn pallets because they're made of chemically-treated wood? I sure wouldn't want to sleep with my head right by that. Maybe sanding and sealing would fix all that but it sure doesn't look like it's sealed here.

So in sum, eew, no thanks. I can see the industrial look they were aiming for but I think this is the definition of NOT the right place for that.

susieq said...

Only the largest bear at the foot of this so-called bed is smiling. It's obvious he's into creepy.

Pam Kersting said...

Ouch! The only redeeming feature are the wheels!

Bromeliad said...

Seems like it should come with little chains to be dragged across the floor.

Sol Kawage said...

I think that one can make a bed from many recycled planks of wood from many sources. Why go with these ugly, dirty, nasty pallets?

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

Yes, it is ugly and what about splinters?

helen said...

The stuff of misery memoirs " my crack whore mum made me sleep in packing crates"

ita darling. said...

this was orig. on DesignSponge last week. i then checked out the source blog- the mom actually sanded all the exposed parts- (but not too much to diminish the "character") so mad props there.. uh i just think there are a lot of little gaps to get little fingers caught. and it looks suspiciously like something used to contain livestock. uhh. like a pig pen.

wool and misc said...

Yeah, if you want your kid to grow up to be a boxcar HOBO!

Camilla @ Designalogue Blog said...

Teen pregnancy?

sherri said...

oh hell no.

ariana said...

i hope that it isn't treated pine, as that stuff is nasty!

hush said...

Convenient way to ship unwanted adoptees back to Eastern Europe while they sleep.

propriatress said...

Flashback! to my early years as a super flower child Mama...All it needs to perk it up is a Sunshine Family playset, a big bowl of granola and no TV....

ChrisToronto said...

Put the baby in her cage

Raina Cox said...

Ariana - Hello and welcome to this deliciousness!

erin@designcrisis said...

The beheaded doll is almost as bad as the children of the corn bed.

drollgirl said...

get in there, little prisoner!

Nick Klaus said...

It's the easiest way of answering any lingering doubt as to who the favorite child is.

A.N.Ddesign said...

Ummmmmmmm..... Na!

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