The Bed Has Been Reversed To Have The Pillow On The Right Side.

The Floating Bed of Temple Tantra

So I did not really like the bed raised up near the edge of the wall did not allow enough air on my back and I realized the best views and air would be found by floating the bed up in the air.

I have wanted to hang my bed since before starting the house, but it has taken a year and a half to do it. It is crafted from the back of a Methodist church pew cut from a 500 year old Long Leaf Pine tree.


Views from the bed.

Views from the bed.

One of the hangers with the rope passed through and then tied off with a piece of cotton macrame.

One of the hangers with the rope passed through and then tied off with a piece of cotton macrame.

My painting of Don Quixote in the corner, almost looks like a noose.

My painting of Don Quixote in the corner, almost looks like a noose.

The bed has been reversed to have the pillow on the right side.

The bed has been reversed to have the pillow on the right side.

Here is a view from down below.  In the back ground is the keyboard I hope to learn how to use.  It fits below with a chair, I have lots of space.

Here is a view from down below. In the back ground is the keyboard I hope to learn how to use. It fits below with a chair, I have lots of space.

Another great view of the path to Tantra.

Another great view of the path to Tantra.

Another of the hanging brackets.

Another of the hanging brackets.

My den with stained glass from the 1800's, a Rene MacIntosh I do believe.

My den with stained glass from the 1800’s, a Rene MacIntosh I do believe.

Some great iron work for the bedroom loft.

Some great iron work for the bedroom loft.

Here is the lower bed and floor level now where the bongos sit.  Storage is below.

Here is the lower bed and floor level now where the bongos sit. Storage is below.

Another view.

Another view.

Here you can see the Burled Pine 1x12 that spans the house.

Here you can see the Burled Pine 1×12 that spans the house.

A view from below.

A view from below.

The slab of wood I cut in half was 16′ long, 16″ wide planks with no knots for the entire length. They are suspended on two pieces of 200 year old Teak wood from India that is cut to fit below. The antique Hemp rope is used and will be wrapped with ties to soften them and cover the prickly fibers.
Just another little view with the stained glass shining through.

Just another little view with the stained glass shining through.

The old bed platform will be the raised floor and have storage below. I can do this because the ceiling up in my bedroom is 8′ high so this is possible in a Tiny Texas House. It could be used in a regular house too.

I hope you like the little picture gallery of the bedroom and the upstairs den.