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Old 04-18-2006, 07:34 AM   #15
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As an FYI about Keith and Dee's upholstery...it was only the bottom cushions that were backed with wood. They are using big fluffy overstuffed pillows as the backrests. They can be smooshed, squished into a comfortable leaning shape.
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Old 04-18-2006, 12:18 PM   #16
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Hi Kurt, Thanks Donna for the intro. One small correction there is no sewing on the bottom cushions just fabric stretched over foam and batting then stapled to the plywood. The back cushions Dee purchased Euro sham pillows and sewed the covers up. Here's a coupla pictures that might help. Keith
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Old 04-18-2006, 12:32 PM   #17
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Old 04-18-2006, 12:34 PM   #18
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Old 04-18-2006, 10:49 PM   #19
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Kurt, The banana cushion remains between the lower cushion and the Boler wall.....the upper cushion when down squishes tight between the lower cushion and the wall and when the upper cushion is in the up position the bottom cushion and the banana expand somewhat and more or less fill the void....hope that my explanation makes sense ...Oh, also when we redid our cushions they are 4" thick, where the sofa back cushion is 3"....Benny
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Old 04-19-2006, 12:13 AM   #20
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thanks for the pictures, thats what I had in mind.

Benny, yes that makes much more sense now. Guess thats why I never seen the 'banana' cushion, the pics usually have the couch down instead of up for the bunks.

I am still contemplating if I should install the bunk but I really like the idea of extra storage.

One last Q - Do the hinges mount on the top of the molded in ply wood piece or on the bottom? Top seems to make more sense for dispersing the load.
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Old 04-19-2006, 10:02 AM   #21
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yep, hinges mount on the top and they are a step down type,(something like they have on surface mounted cabinet doors), have a 90 degree bend in them but I can`t find mine right now to see if the hinge bend in on the top portion of the hinge or if the bend is on the portion attached to the cushion....Benny
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Old 04-21-2006, 08:23 AM   #22
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What a great camper you'll have when you are finished!
I haven't seen this bit of information posted yet, so I'll add it. The back cushion has the plywood, as you know. About 8 inches in from the bottom edge, the plywood on mine is cut vertically to the top so the back bends and conforms to the the curve of the camper. I like that part of this bench.

When I first slept in that bench area, if I didn't want to make up the big bed, I felt very claustrophobic. I took that back bench off the hinges and it rests at a better angle for sitting. When I do sleep there, I pull that piece down, lay the bottom cushion on top of it and with the extra cushion, I really sleep well. I don't know what I did with those hinges, but, when I bring Lovey home tomorrow, I can take a look under the seat and see if they are still there. Most any heavy duty hinge would work, however. And, for screwing through the fabric into the plywood, my drapery installers had to do it all the time. It's no big deal if you start a small hole with a nail and go slowly.

Isn't your little girl under a year? If so, there was a thread about making a side for the bed so they didn't fall off. You may want to search for that.

With all the covered plywood seat cushions done, has anyone put velcro on the fiberglass bench and the bottom of the cushion to hold everything in place, or, isn't it necessary?
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Old 04-24-2006, 06:58 PM   #23
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yes, I will be adding some rails for our baby girl.

I need mine to hinge, not as a bunk bed but for extra storage while camping. I will make it as a bunk though in case we ever need another bed. A couple of Q's though:

1. How heavy duty are the hinges? Anyone have a picture of them?

2. What thickness is the plywood for the top bunk? I would think it would need to be fairly heavy duty. I bought 3/4" plywood and it seems ample but very heavy.

Thanks fro everyones help!
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Old 04-24-2006, 07:44 PM   #24
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I just felt my plywood thru the fabric and I`m thinking 1/2" so 3/4 is overkill on strength along with the weight.......I never use my back cushion so it`s sitting reupholstered wrapped in plastic under a bed upstairs.....I really didn`t want to unwrap it and unzip it to measure the thickness......generally, I believe, the bunks are for kids, so 1/2" is sufficient...and if I knew where my hindes are, I`d shoot a pic.....anyways.....that`s it for now......Benny
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thanks for your help. I finished the bottom portion of the couch today along with a drawer (in the middle) and 2 stoage areas on each side. I am now ready to cut the back/bunk board out.

Based on its length it looks as though the bunk supports mount at a bit of an angle? As the top bunk does not appear to swing out enough (long enough) so that the support beams sit straight up and down. Unless I'm wrong here.

Couple more Q's though....

1. Can someone post pics of their hinges?

2. How long is the bunk/back board?? I figure its about 75.5" accross and about 23.5" long?

Tyhanks everyone.
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thanks for your help. I finished the bottom portion of the couch today along with a drawer (in the middle) and 2 stoage areas on each side. I am now ready to cut the back/bunk board out.

Based on its length it looks as though the bunk supports mount at a bit of an angle? As the top bunk does not appear to swing out enough (long enough) so that the support beams sit straight up and down. Unless I'm wrong here.

Couple more Q's though....

1. Can someone post pics of their hinges?

2. How long is the bunk/back board?? I figure its about 75.5" accross and about 23.5" long?

Tyhanks everyone.
Hi, Kurt
I am sure my hinges in the front area storage. I'll go take a look and email you the photos. My welder man is adept at making anything I present. If you find yourself in a bind, I am sure said welder, who is very reasonable in price, could copy my set, assuming they are what you need. I would offer mine up, but, I just can't part with them given the age of my family and kids.

Look for an email in a couple of hours, ok?
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I am sure my hinges in the front area storage. I'll go take a look and email you the photos. My welder man is adept at making anything I present. If you find yourself in a bind, I am sure said welder, who is very reasonable in price, could copy my set, assuming they are what you need. I would offer mine up, but, I just can't part with them given the age of my family and kids.

Look for an email in a couple of hours, ok?
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Kurt, I looked all over the camper for the hinges and then went into the basement. With all the packing and tossing around here, I surely hope they went to storage and didn't get thrown. I'm afraid I can't help you out with pictures until I find a house and finally unpack.
Sorry about that, I really thought they were at hand.
Good luck and hopefully someone will take a photo for you.
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thanks for trying Gigi.....anyone have a photo and size off the bunk/back couch piece?

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