The Mile High Bed: Yeah, baby!

The $35,000 bed is designed and fabricated from two DC-9 rear stabilizers and a C-130 inner flap.

Mile High Bed

"Join the mile-high club without the hassle of going to the airport," MotoArt says of its new Mile High Bed, which, like all of the company's products, is created from aircraft inventory.

At $35,000 (and no, those pretty flowers on the bedstand aren't included), this mod piece of furniture had better lift you to new altitudes of um, comfort and style. You could, after all, get a two-seat Cessna 152 for less. And seriously, if you're that intent on joining that proverbial action-in-the-sky club, might we suggest you just snag a couple of Southwest tickets?

In any case, we have to give the quirky Torrance, Calif.-based MotoArt credit for high levels of creativity. The bed is designed and fabricated from two DC-9 rear stabilizers and a C-130 inner flap. It's 11 feet long; 7 feet, 6 inches wide; and 4 feet, 6 inches high. All surfaces are sanded and mirror polished, and it's accented by Plexiglass and illuminated with internal LED lighting. We're so picturing an Austin Powers seduction ritual right now.

MotoArt--which also brought us the B-52 Stratofortress Ejector Seat Chair --finds its inventory in hangars and barns the world over. To date, it has designed and fabricated nearly 100 styles of recycled functional art.

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Leslie Katz, Crave's senior editor, heads up a team that covers the most crushworthy (and wackiest) tech, science, and culture around. As a co-host of the now-retired CNET News Daily Podcast, she was sometimes known to channel Terry Gross and still uses her trained "podcast voice" to bully the speech recognition software on automated customer service lines. E-mail Leslie.


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