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Old 03-13-2003, 08:14 PM
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Just finished making my triangular bed

I made the bed triangular because I had never seen a triangular bed
and frankly, I wanted to see a triangular bed.

It's in a corner of my tiny 6' x 9' bedroom and saves a lot of space, especially because I have it up on stilts. I've been working on it for the last three weekends, so it's very nice to be done and clean up my room a bit. The last step involved cutting my mattress diagonally with a kitchen knife and sewing up the fabric over the exposed foam. It looks pretty darn swell, if I may say so myself.

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Old 03-13-2003, 08:28 PM
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Interesting. I'm guessing that your room is rectangular, and that your bed is therefore a right triangle. How big is it (side lengths, area)? Do you have any pictures of it you could upload to the internet for us to see it? Which direction do you sleep on it? Maybe you'll start a tradition. If I had a regular mattress, I go and cut it into a septagon right now, but somehow I think a waterbed is less than ideal for this type of thing.
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Old 03-13-2003, 09:14 PM
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Interesting. It would be a good idea for me if I hadn't already put my bed on stilts and filled up every inch of space under it.
Old 03-13-2003, 09:19 PM
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All I can say is Godspeed in finding sheets.
Old 03-14-2003, 12:16 AM
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What do you mean? All he has to do is buy regular sheets and cut them. Hardly a difficult task for someone who can make his own bed. Even simpler, just fold em over. Sounds like a good idea, my own room is pretty tiny, and I tend to sleep diagonally anyway. ( though admittedly the other way from how I'd have to cut my bed. :P )
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whatmove, are you taking the pot?
Old 03-14-2003, 02:31 PM
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What do you mean? All he has to do is buy regular sheets and cut them. Hardly a difficult task for someone who can make his own bed. Even simpler, just fold em over. Sounds like a good idea, my own room is pretty tiny, and I tend to sleep diagonally anyway. ( though admittedly the other way from how I'd have to cut my bed. :P )
It was a joke, dude.
Old 03-14-2003, 04:14 PM
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Of course, now the question is, if he does sleep diagonally, how will he accomplish this now? If it's a right triangle, will he:
  • sleep parallel to the hypotenuse, as if he were sleeping diagonally on a rectangular mattress? Or will he
  • sleep as if he were the bisector dropped from the apex of the triangle?

Neither one of these seems to fit what one would call the "diagonal" mode of sleeping. The diagonal sleeper, on such a bed, would implode into nothingness as his/her very existance as a diagonal sleeper would cease to be a possibility.
Old 03-14-2003, 05:47 PM
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Why not bend slightly at the hips and place the butt at the apex?
Old 03-14-2003, 07:32 PM
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The square of the butt on the hypotenuse is equal to the square of the butts on the other two sides....
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Old 03-14-2003, 09:57 PM
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How would this work with a twin-sized mattress? I'm assuming that's what you had before since your room is so tiny. If I were to do that with mine, the teeny strip left would be perilously narrow.
Old 03-14-2003, 11:08 PM
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I sleep on a triangular bed quite often. Square bowed sailboats have never really caught on.
Old 03-14-2003, 11:14 PM
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You're such a dork.

(The person at whom the statement's directed will, I think, know who he or she is. If s/he returns to the thread. I like being cryptic; it's fun!)

As for the bed.... Interesting. Pretty cool, though I'd never want to do that much work with hardware.
Old 03-16-2003, 11:56 PM
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TJdude, no pics yet, but I'll work on it. The bed's a right triangle with nice five-and-a-half-foot sides. The hypotenuse is rad, too. Grelby, I did use a twin-matt but didn't simply cut the mattress and toss away half of it. I cut from one corner to the midpoint of the opposite side so I could connect the small triangle and the trapezoid to form a larger right triangle (wow, it didn't seem so dorky when I did it). Until yesterday I was sleeping in an untucked pile of twin sheets and sleeping bag, but I found a set of cozy double-size flannel sheets for $3 at the Salvation Army and had a much nicer sleep last night. The bottom one has elastic alll the way around and hugs my mattress quite nicely. Eonwe, I go to sleep parallel to the hypot while slightly apexing my rear but sometimes wake up bisecting, and to my knowledge haven't imploded yet. Cosmo, yes s/he is.

Banger, I plead the fifth.

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