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Wood Luck is an earthquake resistant bed that can withstand up to 65 tons of falling debris
Wood Luck is an earthquake resistant bed that can withstand up to 65 tons of falling debris
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Designed by Shinko Industries, the bed has been built to give users some “good luck” protection during an earthquake
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Designed by Shinko Industries, the bed has been built to give users some “good luck” protection during an earthquake
Wood Luck is an earthquake resistant bed that can withstand up to 65 tons of falling debris
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Wood Luck is an earthquake resistant bed that can withstand up to 65 tons of falling debris
The potential to provide shelter for several people during an earthquake could be worth the peaceful night’s sleep
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The potential to provide shelter for several people during an earthquake could be worth the peaceful night’s sleep
The bed is built using cypress wood from 30-40 year old tress and features an overhead canopy to provide adequate shelter from falling debris
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The bed is built using cypress wood from 30-40 year old tress and features an overhead canopy to provide adequate shelter from falling debris
The bed comes in several sizes including single, semi-double and a shelter version for care beds
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The bed comes in several sizes including single, semi-double and a shelter version for care beds
Wood Luck is an earthquake resistant bed that can withstand up to 65 tons of falling debris
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Wood Luck is an earthquake resistant bed that can withstand up to 65 tons of falling debris
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Following the lead of the Earthquake-proof school desk, Wood Luck is an earthquake resistant bed that can withstand up to 65 short tons (59 metric tonnes) of falling debris. Designed by Shinko Industries, the bed has been built to give users some “good luck” protection during an earthquake. And with the ability to withstand 65 tons of tumbling detritus, it may just become a lifesaving piece of furniture during an emergency situation.

The bed is built using cypress wood from 30- to 40-year old trees and features an overhead canopy to provide shelter from falling debris. The bed comes in several sizes including single, semi-double and a shelter version for care beds. "Most inquiries we receive come from people living in wood-framed houses. Seniors often ask about buying these beds, both for themselves and for their families,” Yoichiro Morita from Japanese company Shinkosangyo told DigInfo TV.

The Wood Luck beds start from US$5,600, and with the earthquake resistant beds don’t come cheap, the potential to provide shelter for several people during an earthquake could be worth the peaceful night’s sleep, price tag included.

You can hear what Yoichiro Morita has to say about the Wood Luck bed in the video below.

Source: Shinkosangyo and DigInfo TV.

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2 comments
Gadgeteer
If you're going to make something like this, go all the way. Put a hatch in the middle of the platform so you can access emergency supplies stored under there. 5-gallon jugs of water. Freeze-dried meals or MREs. Hand-cranked flashlight/radio so you're not in the dark both in terms of light and information. Wouldn't make sense to have a bed save you, then be trapped in the debris and slowly die of thirst and hunger over the course of the next week or so. Also, instead of expensive lumber from old-growth trees, use hollow steel columns filled with MDF or some other kind of composite wood product, or even filled with lightweight concrete.
Dawar Saify
That's right, don't make it out of natural wood, use mostly composites for the strong innards. Outside could be natural wood panels. And can have the storage facilities as described above.