Daily Archives 21st November 2014

Bed sizes

Ideally, single beds should be as wide as the out­stretched elbows of the sleeper and certainly not less than 2 ft 6 in (76 cm) wide, with 3 ft (91 cm) more convenient. Double beds should be not less than 4 ft (122 cm) wide, with 4 ft 6 in (137 cm) or 5 ft (152 cm) preferable. Mattress lengths are usually standard at 6 ft 3 in (190 cm) for people up to 6 ft (183 cm) tall, but can be supplied up to 7 ft (213 cm) long. For easy making, heights should be about 20 in (508 mm)

461 Simple solid oak bedhead and footboard by Edward Barnsley c. 1940

to the top of the over-mattress but the modern tendency is to place divan beds either on or about 6 in (152 mm) from floor level, which is not so hygienic and more difficult for the bedmaker.

Beds take different forms of which the most popular ar...

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Modern Simple Lovely Stylish Awesome Living Room for Comfort Living

Modern Red Stylish Awesome Living Room Design by Natuzzi. This stylish living room was design not only to charming your home but also to make your living room more outstanding and impress your guest everytime they visit you. And having such and stylish elegantRead More

Serpentine-fronted tallboy

This tallboy (459) was primarily designed as a contemporary interpretation of a traditional form and has been on permanent exhibition since first made in 1951. Figure 460:1 shows the elevation and 460:2, 3 the side sectional elevation. As can be seen the tallboy is composed of two separate carcass units with attached top and plinth stool...

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Chests can be 2 ft (61 cm) to 3 ft 9 in (114 cm) wide and up to 4 ft 6 in (137 cm) high with a fairly standard depth of around 18 in (45 cm). Tall narrow chests or those composed of two separate carcasses are usually known as tallboys. Chests can be placed on plinths or stump legs 4 in (10 cm) to 5 in (12 cm) high, or on stools up to about 10 in (25 cm) to 12 in (30 cm) high; the latter is more convenient for drawers in constant use. All these measure­ments are the generally accepted standard and in no sense obligatory.

Seeking alternatives to applied handles can in itself provide a strong design element, as can be seen in many examples of modern design.

Designed by Philip Hussey for White & Newton Ltd in 1977, these honest, functional chests (Figures 455 and 456) in cherry veneers and so...

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Stylish Unique Bathroom Furniture from the Stone Age to Modern

Rain Drop in Style This time we present you the design for creative person who is borring with the same bathroom furniture style. Try the flinstone style bathroom by using the big mountain rock that has been cutted to half and been curved to make it as a bathtubRead More