Carving out some extra space for a bed.
The cantilevered bed below projects partway into the bedroom and partway out. Architect Mark Hajjar of Orinda, California, designed the bed to fit into an opening framed for a window. On the outside of the house he built a pop-out that extends to the end of the eaves and ties back into the house with angled knee braces beneath the level of the bed. The mattress rests on a platform framed with 2 by 6's bolted to the studs of the popout and cantilevered about 18 inches into the room. The bed appears to float, giving it a light unobstrusive profile.
In the second example, San Francisco architects Cornelia and Derek Claudius used the low space under a steeply pitched second-story roof for an extra bed. They built a low stud wall with a framed opening that leaves the roof beams exposed behind the bed. Storage drawers pull out below the bed; low compartments open to the side.
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|Date:||Jan 1, 1984|
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