[Ansteorra] OT: Bedding dilemma
sueorintx at hotmail.com
Wed May 16 19:34:32 PDT 2007
It is the nature of all rope to stretch, it's just a matter of how much, due to what it is made from, humidity, stress it is subjected to, how it is woven or twisted, etc. My lord and I had a bed made that has three slats of 2x4s which support two pieces of plywood. We use an air mattress because of space constrictions. The only problem we have run into is that in cooler weather, the cold air will chill the mattress from below. We have resolved that by using a couple of flattened cardboard cartons left over from moving, between the plywood and the mattress. I also put a mattress pad on the top and bottom sides of the mattress to protect from splinters on the bottom and to keep that plastic feel from us. Now the air mattress and plywood may not be period, but once the bed is made up, you would never know.
> Date: Wed, 16 May 2007 21:16:24 -0500> From: montega2 at gmail.com> To: ansteorra at lists.ansteorra.org> Subject: Re: [Ansteorra] OT: Bedding dilemma> > What about the ropes stretching? Has anyone ever had a problem with that?> > On 5/16/07, Thomas A Smith <smithfamily at aspect1.net> wrote:> >> > I would recommend using slats, either individual ones or slats connected> > by> > a rope so you can roll them up. The rollup has fewer part to keep track> > of,> > but individual slats can be wedged into any little space you have between> > other items.> >> > Thomas atte Woode> > ----- Original Message -----> > From: "Morgan Blackdragon" <blackdragonmorgan at gmail.com>> > To: "Kingdom of Ansteorra - SCA, Inc." <ansteorra at lists.ansteorra.org>> > Sent: Wednesday, May 16, 2007 11:58 AM> > Subject: [Ansteorra] OT: Bedding dilemma> >> >> > > Hello to the kingdom!> > >> > > I have a general question and thought I would pose it to everyone to> > > get the most information I could.> > >> > > My lady and I are sick of air mattresses and would like to move to> > > something a bit more dependable. What is the best bedding in terms of> > > set up / break down, amount of truck space it would take up, etc.> > >> > > I have heard suggestions on rope beds but I've also heard that the> > > ropes will stretch and take a lot of maintenance. I have been looking> > > at platform beds but I am trying to work out an easy (and cheaper) way> > > to make one myself instead of buying it from a store.> > >> > > We'll most likely be using a futon mattress so I am mainly looking for> > > bed frame ideas. What do you use currently, what have you used in the> > > past, what sort of problems or praises have you come across? Do you> > > make or have have a good bed frame that you'd like to sell? Any> > > information, either on the list or directly to me, would be greatly> > > appreciated.> > >> > > Thank you for your time,> > > ~Morgan Blackdragon~> > > _______________________________________________> > > Ansteorra mailing list> > > Ansteorra at lists.ansteorra.org> > > http://lists.ansteorra.org/listinfo.cgi/ansteorra-ansteorra.org> > >> >> >> > _______________________________________________> > Ansteorra mailing list> > Ansteorra at lists.ansteorra.org> > http://lists.ansteorra.org/listinfo.cgi/ansteorra-ansteorra.org> >> _______________________________________________> Ansteorra mailing list> Ansteorra at lists.ansteorra.org> http://lists.ansteorra.org/listinfo.cgi/ansteorra-ansteorra.org
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