Part 8: Plywood Bed Head

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As the main piece of furniture in the bedroom, your bed defines the space. It also tends to be the most used piece in the house. What other piece of furniture do we spend a third of our life on? These reasons make a good case for having a bed that we really like. Most of us will go for a browse at the local furniture store and buy something that matches our taste. The cost of doing that can be upwards of $2000 which is easily justifiable for the usage the piece will get.

Russell Feldman is our DIY extraordinary. He’s taken a different approach by creating a bed head out of plywood panels. He’s stained them in a mixture of light and dark shades to bring out the grain and also to match the roof shown in this story. It’s unique, cost effective, and actually more striking than most of the beds in the shops!

Russell Feldman has literally covered his Torquay property with showpieces that have been hand-made from new and secondhand materials. Many pieces have come from our yard however a lot have also been sourced from country trips and bits and pieces that were being thrown out by friends and family.

This is the seventh in a multi-part series covering perhaps the best example we’ve seen of DIY creativity on a single property.

Part One: Hand-made Garden Beds

Part Two: Creek-bed and deck

Part Three: Bottle-walls

Part Four: Mega fire-pit that keeps 30 people warm

Part Five: Giant Garden Fish

Part Six: Plywood & corrugated iron clad roof

Part Seven: DIY Dining Table