For my final project I intend to make a bed stand. But this won’t be your ordinary run of the mill bed stand. No, this bed stand will be custom made to fit in my weird bed room that has no 90 degree corners. As a result the bed stand will be shaped like a triangle – or pizza shaped.
The main aesthetic I wish to achieve is one I haven’t heard of before – I intend to have this bed stand achieve the pizza aesthetic. I will achieve this in several ways: The bed stand will be shaped like a pizza. The top of the bed stand will be painted like a slice of pizza. The sides of the bed stand will be painted with a pattern that will feature pizzas. The one thing not pizza about this bed stand is that it will be made out of wood.
Even though I have a clear vision for my project, there is something I want to hash out in my prototype phase. I need to figure out which way I want the bed stand to open, along the side, or along the crust? Figuring this out is vital to my project. If I can’t open my bed stand lazily from a laying down position in my bed, then the bed stand may as well be garbage.
To test this I made a couple of prototypes and imagined how they would open. You can see these prototypes below:
I concluded that the large moment about the crust makes a crust-hinge unfavorable. As a result I intend to follow the side-hinged design, it should minimize the effort required to look inside the bed stand.
If you like this idea make sure to read my next blog posts following the construction of this lit piece of furniture. And even more importantly, make sure to spread the good word of the pizza.