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The Tables Are Turned Bed

table that becomes a bed that becomes a table
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The Tables Are Turned Bed is the name given to a new spare bed range especially made for the modern apartment that's the size of a shoebox and has no room for both a spare guest's bed and a decent sized table.

In this case, the table has the extra mattress built into the space underneath the actual top surface. All you need do to convert it into a fabulous comfy bed is to flip it over with the legs now pointing skywards, and use the table cloth as a screen that fits over the four legs, providing privacy and darkness to the person sleeping under its cover.

The Tables Are Turned Bed only comes in one size - long and narrow.

Deluxe version plugs in to provide a heated mattress surface.

xenzag, Sep 05 2020

Contact IKEA https://www.ikea.co...service/contact-us/
Their Nazi owner died already, so there's no problem anymore [pashute, Sep 06 2020]

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       // heated mattress //   

       Unnecessary if the family dog makes an unsolicited visit in the night-time...   

       [+] for an interesting new space-saving device; a sofa-bed, but without the sofa...   

       For tables smaller than the 2000 x 500 form factor, an additional mattress segment or segments could hinge out from the end(s) when the equipment is deployed, thus permitting a 1200 x 500 table to become a usable single bed.   

       What exactly about this idea is halfbaked, tho ? The only odd part is that Ikea don't already sell these...
8th of 7, Sep 05 2020

       I forgot to include that it's spring loaded, and at the flick of a switch, bounces itself into its inverted posture, flinging whatever was on the table top in every direction.
xenzag, Sep 05 2020

       But that would be a precursor to nothing less than a combined table and trebuchet, an innovation which your planet has awaited for far too long...   

       Think of the children ...   

       <Thinks of the children, particularly the ones that were late to dinner, and then didn't eat up all their vegetables/>   

       <Manaical cackling/>
8th of 7, Sep 05 2020

       Yes... I knew this was you posting from the title [xen]. At least I would have placed a fairly large bet on it anyway.   

       True story.   

       [+] because its baked. Prooves the idea is good.
pashute, Sep 06 2020

       [kdf] Show me the table with a mattress attached to the underside of its table top, so that when you flip it over it becomes a bed, with the 4 legs now pointing upwards.
xenzag, Sep 06 2020

       I never knew that - the things we learn here at hb school are brilliant.
xenzag, Sep 06 2020

       //that sadly point out a possible flaw in your idea// You do realise this the Halfbakery and not The Practical Sensible Householder? I wear my flawed ideas with pride.
xenzag, Sep 06 2020

       What you do in the privacy and comfort* of your own home is of interest to us only if someone will pay us for the details. As Michael Palin so elegantly stated it, " ... we don't morally censure, we just want the money."   

       And you should note that we have already bestowed a positive vote for the idea, and merely await its evolution into the Table Trebuchet; springs can fatigue with repeated duty cycles, but gravity is forever. Just remember to grease the axle pivots.   

       *Obviously if you are a sick, twisted pervert whose first thought of a four poster bed is not comfort and elegance but something involving straps and chains, your concept of "comfort" may diverge more than a little from the accepted norms.
8th of 7, Sep 06 2020

       It's certainly a superior option than being down and out, like [xenzag] is ...
8th of 7, Sep 06 2020

       Brought to you by Procrustes Beds Co
not_morrison_rm, Sep 06 2020


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