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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

Julia West Furniture Coffee Table Bed http://www.juliawes...showroom/furniture/
Slides open instead of flips over [kdf, Sep 06 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]

Desk becomes bed https://gizmodo.com...o-a-desk-1497445081
Somewhat but not exactly - no good for bondage [kdf, Sep 06 2020]

Pool table becomes dining table https://www.youtube...watch?v=dCsbNc3s6-0
Not the same thing at all [kdf, 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
  

       Using the furniture legs to make a kind of four poster bed does offer attachment points for bondage play, so that’s a plus. But tables that convert to beds already exist.
kdf, Sep 06 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
  

       Xenzag, I didn’t mean to say anyone had done exactly your idea - only that as a broad category table-into-bed convertible furniture already exists. But if I find anything more on the subject I’ll let you know.
kdf, Sep 06 2020
  

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

       Now that I’ve spent a cursory moment looking (waiting for he kettle to boil) I found some convertible furniture examples that sadly point out a possible flaw in your idea.   

       Look at the desk and pool table examples linked. The top pivots within a frame, the legs stay put. They lack the charm of your four poster bed with improvised tablecloth canopy - but require much less effort than turning the entire piece of furniture over.
kdf, 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
  

       Of course, there is some overlap. For many HB ideas the harshest criticism is that they are too practical, not “half-baked” enough. 8th suggested that in his first anno here, but I’d say the unwieldy effort of turning over the entire dining room table saves you from that.   

       Speaking of 8th, has anyone checked him for a pulse this morning? He hasn’t snarked on my comment about bondage or your charming four poster bed yet.
kdf, 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
  

       Ah, that’s more like it. Good to see you up and about again!
kdf, 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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