In the re-do of my 1977 Scamp
, I took out the rear dinette and built in a permanent bed. Then, I needed a place to sit and eat, so wanted the front couch to become a dinette...but also wanted to keep the bunk beds, so my grandsons can have a place to sleep when the go with me (they are way to young to sleep outside in a tent).
I removed the fiberglass couch bottom, and used it as a template to cut the new plywood top. I cut out storage doors, re-inforced the openings on the underside, and made plywood sides to finish the storage compartments. Painted all white to keep it light
in the trailer. Since the photos, I have cut a piece of plywood that spans the middle section of the dinette, but also has screw-on legs so it becomes the table to eat on, or hold the TV, or whatever. With it in place, I can then lift the couch back (I kept the original back and put a homemade slipcover on it) to make the bunk beds. A Thermarest pad works great for the boys to sleep on. I used shower-rod holders as keepers for the bed-poles.
I found some old couch cushions at a re-upholsterer shop, and cut them to size and covered with material. I found a couple of couch cushions to make back cusions for the seats.
I have not yet completed the table. I want to resin it, with some pretty material in the resin.