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Old 02-02-2012, 09:27 AM   #26
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mmmm lets see what I have broken. A plastic heavy duty lawn chair out by the pool. That hurt like the devil cause my butt and cement are not good mixes. Unknown toilet seats both broken by myself and my friends. We now only buy the soft seats. The toilet off the wall in a cheap wall attached situation. The fold down shower seat on the cruise last year. Ha ha.

The reach up bar in our suburban was broken by rowan getting in. ha ha Oh and office chairs two.

I broke the car seat in our mazda trying to adjust with my legs. Not much has been broken lately because we are very aware that we are large people and have large friends so we bought heavy duty furniture. And what was not bought that way was re supported.

I will say we too are hard on beds. Time for a new one soon.
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Old 02-09-2012, 02:46 PM   #27
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I run my own engineering company here in Jersey, My fiance and me now reqire a new bed soon as our wooden one we have now is starting to creak & groon under us. I have designed a steel bedframe that will feature decorative wrought iron detail on the head/ end boards, the cross beams will be about 2 1/2" x 1/4"
, the headboard will have rolled bars with ornate detail in it. This design will withstand around 3000lbs weight easily and as much jiggy nookie as you could possibly do on it and will not creak or bend. I posted about this on FF awhile back and had some interest, I will make an effort to build it soon.
I have seriously thought about offering to sell strong quality bed frames as there does not seem to be much (any) choice around that looks nice and homely desirable. When I get on with it I will start a new post thread about it on this forum with pics and contact details.
We also specialize in ornate architectural iron works so a bed frame is a small simple project to us,but may be a money earner maybe too
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Old 02-18-2012, 08:31 PM   #28
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at 366 pounds and currently fighting daily with this darned ikea bed...every other day i lay on it the wooden slats on the frame slide off and i find myself toppling down in the middle of the night and having to get up and fix them.

I thought it was due to my size then found a website with loads of complaints about the ikea design from people of all sizes having the exact same problem.

I've found a temporary way to fix the problem but it's no fun getting in and out of bed not knowing whether i'm going to fall through the bed or not *ARGH*.

My previous bed was a flimsy divan which i broke as well
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Old 02-19-2012, 10:55 AM   #29
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Yup this seems to be a comman problem of heavy people, could be a good business venture making ssbbw proof bed frames , hmmm loving when I get my first one made for my growing fiance
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Old 02-19-2012, 11:41 AM   #30
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My fiancee and I have broken 3 beds (one fixed) since we've been together. Twins aren't good for us lol
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Gas lift office chairs will die on me after 8 or so months. It's expensive and annoying, and I can't afford the fancy ones for fat people. I like chairs with wheels, but don't need the gas lift.
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Old 02-19-2012, 06:11 PM   #32
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Gas lift office chairs will die on me after 8 or so months. It's expensive and annoying, and I can't afford the fancy ones for fat people. I like chairs with wheels, but don't need the gas lift.
Do you know anybody who can weld? Set the chair to a comfortable height and take it to them and have the cylinder welded to where it won't be able to go down anymore. It will still rotate the same but the height can't change.
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Do you know anybody who can weld? Set the chair to a comfortable height and take it to them and have the cylinder welded to where it won't be able to go down anymore. It will still rotate the same but the height can't change.
Hmm, my flatmate might be able to do that.
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Old 02-19-2012, 08:01 PM   #34
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My queen MALM is Mattress length: 79 1/2 "
Mattress width: 59 7/8 " Then go to Lowes or home depot and buy two sheets of 1/4 inch plywood and have them cut to fit...they will cut them for free.It takes two sheets because plywood comes in lengths not long enough... so for the queen we
got each cut to 59 7/8" by 39 3/4".
Take off the crappy slats and lay the plywood on top of the supports...hopefully you have a bed with the beam down the center? makes it work better.
If yours is a different size and you are having trouble working out the measurements I can figure it out for you from the ikea site. I'm 365 and my BF is 150 and it is SOLID. Good luck!


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at 366 pounds and currently fighting daily with this darned ikea bed...every other day i lay on it the wooden slats on the frame slide off and i find myself toppling down in the middle of the night and having to get up and fix them.

I thought it was due to my size then found a website with loads of complaints about the ikea design from people of all sizes having the exact same problem.

I've found a temporary way to fix the problem but it's no fun getting in and out of bed not knowing whether i'm going to fall through the bed or not *ARGH*.

My previous bed was a flimsy divan which i broke as well
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Old 02-20-2012, 06:34 PM   #35
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thanks trueblue, wish i'd known this earlier!...after wracking my brains i've found a temporary fix that appears to be working....i'm moving out of the house in a months time so at least i won't have to deal with this madness much longer.

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My queen MALM is Mattress length: 79 1/2 "
Mattress width: 59 7/8 " Then go to Lowes or home depot and buy two sheets of 1/4 inch plywood and have them cut to fit...they will cut them for free.It takes two sheets because plywood comes in lengths not long enough... so for the queen we
got each cut to 59 7/8" by 39 3/4".
Take off the crappy slats and lay the plywood on top of the supports...hopefully you have a bed with the beam down the center? makes it work better.
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Old 02-21-2012, 03:34 PM   #36
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My girlfriend and I have broken two beds in the past few months

I just got done with a very satisfying FA construction project this afternoon. I got out the table saw and built six additional reinforcing legs for my wooden sleigh bed. Figure it should hold up to a 100 lb gain at this point. Have any other FAs completed notable weight-related engineering projects?
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well Im glad you figured something out. This method works for any bed that needs slats to support it though and under cushions on a sofa when the supports die.


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thanks trueblue, wish i'd known this earlier!...after wracking my brains i've found a temporary fix that appears to be working....i'm moving out of the house in a months time so at least i won't have to deal with this madness much longer.
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Our mattress is around 4 yrs old now and it gets very noisy when we are playing around, springs twanging kinda sounds, it makes my girl very conscious of her teenagers in the other rooms being able to here us at it and so puts a dampner on a other wise hot moment.
Is this related to our increasing weight or do mattresses become worn and noisy with age, I am going to buy a new one very soon to alieviate the problem
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One day, after a NAAFA chapter meeting a number of us went out to eat at the local Souplantation.

I'm an FA, and at that time I was 6'1" and 180. After eating, I pushed the chair back a little and reached my arms out to stretch and yawn.

Bam! The back of the chair snapped in two explosively. The women near me all looked in horror and then started giggling as they realized who it was who had broken a chair.
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