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Ottoman storage bed

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Ottoman storage bed

Postby 9fingers » 11 Jun 2019, 11:10

Well this is a project but sadly no WIP and at the moment no pics
BUT some good news if you want to make something along these lines

For numerous complex reasons, I ended up with two sets of hinges and one set of gas springs left over - don't ask. :?
So just testing the water to see if there is any interest in them and I can put them in the for sale section.

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The mechanism is cunningly designed to bring the mattress towards the opening edge and hence away from the wall/headboard as it is opened. The gas springs counterbalance the weight of the mattress and keep it open when loading & unloading.

Extra gas springs are available from the usual suspects to add to the hinge pair that currently is without them.

Let me know if you are interested

Bob
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Re: Ottoman storage bed

Postby 9fingers » 11 Jun 2019, 16:46

I've just found a few pics of my bed project that I did not realise I had.

It is a standard double 4'6" and the frame will be painted and is made from birch ply and poplar

8 legs 4 at the corners and 4 mid way along each side, 70mm square with the ply glued into dados cut in the leg faces. 22 x 70 mm poplar glued to the ply to stiffen it and give a panelled look. Panel frame edges are eased with a 45 degree chamfer.

The back of the bed is screwed to the wall studs and front and sides are screwed into the floorboards. There is no intention to ever move the bed and it was glued up in situ.

Frame before hinges fitted:

bed pics 003.jpg
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Hinges and top fitted:

bed pics 001.jpg
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In the closed position:

bed pics 002.jpg
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Questions welcome

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Re: Ottoman storage bed

Postby Andyp » 11 Jun 2019, 17:46

Have you put a mattress on it yet Bob? Is there a tendency for the mattress to slide down towards the wall when it is open.
Presume this is one of your growing portfolio of rental properties.
cheers

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Re: Ottoman storage bed

Postby 9fingers » 11 Jun 2019, 19:38

Andyp wrote:Have you put a mattress on it yet Bob? Is there a tendency for the mattress to slide down towards the wall when it is open.
Presume this is one of your growing portfolio of rental properties.


Well spotted Andy. After taking the "closed" photo. I fitted a 50mm high strip across the back to stop the mattress from sliding.

No this is in fact the spare bedroom at Chez Bob.

The reason I have been rather quiet on the forum lately is that I took on another flat early April and have been refurbishing it up until yesterday. New tenants move in this Saturday which leaves me more time to complete the bedroom project with a couple of built in bedside drawer units.

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