A brilliant idea

If you have ever slept on a mattress that comes with a Motorhome, you will know how much I wanted to get rid of the “Boards R Us” Brand mattress. We came up with the brilliant idea to build an extension on top of the bed. We first measured the tables and the keyboard to make sure they would fit.

There was an existing bed frame with a plywood top, which also hid the fresh water storage tank. All we had to do was build a frame on top.

We took out the mattress, and built a 3 ½ inch high storage frame large enough to hold the two tables Shirl’ keyboard and a couple other things. We used two large pieces of 3/8″ plywood, cut to fit on top. We put a hinge on each side so that the top would lift up to put the tables under and slide one all the way to the top of the bed. We added a small piece of wood to the under side of the top so that we could prop the top up to put stuff in the compartment.

All this sounds so easy and clever!

It only took three days for the both us to accomplish this task, but we now had a place to store more stuff. Some time down the road we need to put some braces under the plywood as without the tables in place we kind of roll into each other, sort of like Ethel and Fred Mertz on I love Lucy.


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Gerard J. Peters
    Sep 18, 2011 @ 14:06:17

    Nice first posts. You for sure can build your website/blog into a great one.

  2. Time Traveler
    Sep 19, 2011 @ 00:41:41

    Wow! Someone besides my kids saw my blog. Good to meet you Gerald, will look you up on facebook. Great! I am incouraged, have been thinking of several things to talk about, but getting the appearance of my blog has been a challange, and have been distracted by working on several projects. Thanks for looking and commenting.

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