Well I'm committed now. I have started to cut fibreglass.
It didn't take long to realize that the best way to cut the fibre glass is with the vibration cutter, $39 from Princes Auto. It cuts quickly and it is easy to cut straight if you clamp a piece of angle iron on the cutting line and use it as a tool guide. I tried a jigsaw, a disk grinder with a thin abrasion disk and various hand saws and the vibration tool is the clear winner.
There are actually 2 ways to fit a Queen:
1. Remove the closet and mount the mattress longitudinally as it is 59" from the kitchen to the curb wall and a Queen is 60" wide. I am 5' 7" and it is 5' 9" from the back wall to the door opening, so it would be a short Queen 59" X 69". Or
2. Remove the closet (leaving the upper 20" as a cupboard), and leave the closet wall closest to the door, and cut away almost half of the kitchen. That gives you a lateral Queen, 60" wide by 77" long. Works for me, and that is my plan.
I will then rebuild the kitchen with a slightly smaller sink. I will post pictures as I go. I am going to build a large roll out shelf under the bed and I figure I will have actually gained storage over the original configuration. The only loss is in the width of the kitchen and we usually cook outside anyway.
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