Own a Wood Luck bed and be Earthquake proof
Japanese company launches $6,250 Earthquake-proof wooden bed called Wood Luck. Sure it gives you lot of luck, know how. Many experts suggest that the safest way to ride out an earthquake is to stand in a doorway or hide under a table to protect you from falling debris. However a Japanese company, Shinko Industries has come up with a more sturdy solution – a seismic bed known as the Wood Luck which is capable of supporting 65 tons of pressure! Surprisingly, the earthquake-proof bed isn’t made from sturdy space age materials like titanium or steel – it’s constructed from specially aged cedar and held together with sturdy metal fittings. All in all, the bed is strong enough to support falling ceiling debris such as plasterboard and light fittings.
An archipelago of 6,753 islands, Japan, often referred to as an island nation and the ‘Land of Rising Sun’ has had a long history of seismic activity and earthquakes, and accounts for a fifth of the world’s most powerful earthquakes. However, Japan’s earthquake preparation has spared it from a far worse fate, as Japanese live in a constant state of readiness for the arrival of the ‘big one’ like the devastating tsunami that came on 11 March 2011, which was recorded as the strongest earthquake in its recorded history.
Wood-Luck bed is available in varied size options, including the single-sized and semi-double, along with a shelter version, and can also offers space to accommodate an entire family in an unfortunate event of any natural disaster, providing a sturdier alternative of taking cover under a table.
Wood-Luck’s single size version and the shelter-version is available at a price of $5,600, whereas the semi-double version starts at a price tag of $6,250.