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Old 08-13-2009, 12:23 AM   #15
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Thanks again Anne, Those pictures really help a lot. We are getting close to finalizing our design and I'll be sure and post what we do. I really appreciate your efforts in helping us out.

Looks great!

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Old 08-13-2009, 12:26 AM   #16
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Now, that's another use for suspenders. And here I thought all along all they were for was to hold my trousers up......
I think they are cheaper then suspenders .... because they are made to hold 'sheets' in place. They work very well after all the mattress is 30" wide and the sheet is 38".

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Old 08-13-2009, 01:06 PM   #17
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I am designing some shelves for the end, too. Basically, I visualize a "column" up from the floor, with shelves that would hold baskets or pull out drawers of some kind. Wanting to keep added weight to a minimum, I will make them out of 3/8 or 1/2 inch Birch plywood and just design some way, like a net, or something to hold the "baskets" in while traveling. I'm even thinking of a pull-out shelf to provide a table top extension for Laptop or dining or game use. A pair of drawer slide extensions should give enough support, I think.
Yes! Sounds like a plan, and do post your creation!

BTW, check out what this guy did: http://www.casitaclub.com/forums/index.php...&hl=plywood
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Old 08-13-2009, 11:00 PM   #18
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Thanks Patrick, I had just found that post yesterday and was surprised to see that he had done so much of what I was thinking of. So, when I get done with ours, I'll post it. It will probably be quite a while but, hey, we never stop working on these things do we? Lot's of fun, though. I love "projects".

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Old 08-30-2009, 04:52 PM   #19
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Well, we finally got the twin-bed mod's done, or at least done for now. I'm sure we will make further additions and changes but we are running out of time and energy for now. We are leaving for a trip around the middle of September. We will be at the "NOG" in Oregon so, hopefully, we'll see some of you there.

Anyway, I used some of your ideas and added 6 inch extensions to both sides and attached them with double sticky tape. I used Heavy duty tape that I bought at LOWES for around $5 per roll and we'll see how long it lasts. If the ledges start to come loose on top, I may just run some countersunk sheet metal screws down throught the plywood into the Fiberglass. I'm not too worried about a few little holes in that area. It should always be covered or could be filled in if needed.

We bought a 60 x 80 inch slab of 4 inch open-cell foam and cut & covered mattresses with Denim. Two large cushions 28 x 66 and 2 small, rounded end pieces that were 18 x 28 inches overall. We ordered a 3 inch memory-cell topper to use but our kids ended up with it for their King-size bed. That stuff happens, eh? So, we're going to try just the foam and if needed, we'll get another topper.

I built support brackets out of some 1 inch Alder wood that I had and attached them to the underside of the extensions with 2 inch brads & Titebond Green Glue. I couldn't bring myself to pay 6 bucks each for the metal supports from LOWES.

In case you're interested, the extensions are 6 x 66 inches and the support blocks are 4 x 5 with the angle cut and I double stickied both edges and the entire 66 inch surface of the fiberglass offset ledge .

Pictures are / will be attached and questions and comments are welcomed. I forgot to take a picture of the finished mattresses but will do so soon.
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Great job Keith! I'm beginning to like the idea of the taped-on brackets which are off the floor, vs. my posts. May be time for a re-mod!
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Old 10-24-2009, 02:59 PM   #21
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Okay, I did it. I replaced my "in the way" posts with shelf brackets from Lowe's. I decided to try Velcro Industrial tape to hold the brackets on. So far this seems to have worked, although I plan to take some posts with us on the next trip "just in case".

I have three brackets on each side. The wood is also attached to the fiberglass notch with velcro, which will also help keep it in its upright and stowed position.
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Looks great, Patrick. I just got back from putting Grommit to bed for the winter. We have over 20 nights on our bed mods and nothing has shifted one bit. I think yours will be fine too. Good job.

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Okay, I did it. I replaced my "in the way" posts with shelf brackets from Lowe's. I decided to try Velcro Industrial tape to hold the brackets on. So far this seems to have worked, although I plan to take some posts with us on the next trip "just in case".

I have three brackets on each side. The wood is also attached to the fiberglass notch with velcro, which will also help keep it in its upright and stowed position.
These are same type I got from Home Depot. Matches the white base nicely. I'm using VHB tape for the brackets and the Platforms.
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