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Where can I find a mason (to make bed risers for me)?

Postby byseeksconseil » Mon, 18 Mar 2013 3:50 pm

Hi there,

In some countries, bed risers are available to increase the height of the bed, mostly because of the need for more under-the-bed storage. See this: http://i.walmartimages.com/i/p/00/08/97/86/37/0008978637046_500X500.jpg

Such products are not available in Singapore.

However, even if they were, they would not be suitable for my bed. My bed legs are a plank of wood (11 cm by 2.5 cm), rather than a post (which is what can fit into the commercial bed risers). So I cannot just order those bed risers to be shipped to Singapore.

The landlord is not willing for me to replace his bed.

Therefore, I am trying to find out if I can get someone to custom make a set of blocks that I can place under my bed to increase its height (I am looking to have an additional 5 inches at least). I am hoping to get concrete blocks because they would be sturdy. So I guess I need to find a mason (?). But I don't seem able to get any meaningful hits when I tried googling "masons in Singapore". Am I searching under the wrong job title?

Anyone who might have the relevant information?

Thanks!

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Postby beppi » Mon, 18 Mar 2013 4:25 pm

Just stuff a brick under each leg.
Or reduce the amount of junk you need to store.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 18 Mar 2013 4:46 pm

Most any hardware store (mom & pop type you find in HDB town centres) Usually in brown, black or grey. Biggest ones I've seen are around 4 inches high.

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Postby JR8 » Mon, 18 Mar 2013 9:01 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Most any hardware store (mom & pop type you find in HDB town centres) Usually in brown, black or grey. Biggest ones I've seen are around 4 inches high.


You can buy them from DIY shops.

I had to put my wife's Asian desk on two sets of risers, just so I could get my legs under it!

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Postby QRM » Tue, 19 Mar 2013 8:21 am

IKEA has adjustable legs for their kitchen and besta cabinets. Just get a set and screw them to the base. OR just get sturdy tin cans "golden syrup" etc and stick them under the legs. make sure you cover the base with felt or similar or you will have to fork out for scuffs on the floor.

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Postby x9200 » Tue, 19 Mar 2013 8:48 am

Gardening centres / nurseries sell blocks of ceramic materials including concrete, masonry blocks/bricks and granite. The cluster defined by Thomson Rd and Joan Rd have some places selling stuff like this.

You may want to try these two for a start:
https://maps.google.com/maps?q=1.339588 ... 1&t=h&z=18
https://maps.google.com/maps?q=1.338402 ... 1&t=h&z=18

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Postby byseeksconseil » Wed, 20 Mar 2013 6:29 pm

Thank you guys for the suggestions. I will try the places suggested.


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