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Old 05-19-2018, 04:57 PM   #1
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Ditched the sleeper sofa

Let's face it I don't think any of them were maid to really sleep on. So we had the great Idea of getting a futon. That didn't work out so well. Decent ones where to long to put where the couch was on the slide. couldn't put one across the back because of the depth, the slides wouldn't clear it.

So, I broke out the tools and made my own. Curley maple and walnut. Put two nice size drawers on the bottom to store the bedding. Bought a nice 10 inch innerspring futon mattress. And VOILA!

I took a nap on it today, it's pretty comfy. It's not fancy, but it's functional.
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Looks nice.
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Is it better than what you threw out? If so, you win.
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Is it better than what you threw out? If so, you win.
I threw out an RV sleeper sofa, A board across two five gallon bucket legs and a gunny sack would have been better
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It looks very nice. It's great to have skills and the health to use them.
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Looks very nice and multi-functional just what you need in a rv
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The bottom section that sides out....where does it go when it's in the couch position. I guess it's hard to see with the mattress on it.
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You DO know that there is a downside to having TOO comfortable a "2nd bed", right?

Someone once told me that RV's 2nd bed was to provide a place for visitors (read relatives, mother in law, son in law, etc, etc) to sleep, but NOT be too comfortable for them to want to stay for LONGER!
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Absolutely love it! Great idea for more storage and better sleeping arrangements. We had the most comfortable futon in our s&b and many nights it was put to good use when one of tossed and turned in bed. Wish I had the skills and tools to make one for our unit.
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The bottom section that sides out....where does it go when it's in the couch position. I guess it's hard to see with the mattress on it.

The base under the mattress is a series of 3-inch slats. Every other one is attached to the sliding piece. The rest are attached to the main base.
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The base under the mattress is a series of 3-inch slats. Every other one is attached to the sliding piece. The rest are attached to the main base.
Nice. Would love to see a picture without the mattress or just lifted up out of the way.
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You DO know that there is a downside to having TOO comfortable a "2nd bed", right?

Someone once told me that RV's 2nd bed was to provide a place for visitors (read relatives, mother in law, son in law, etc, etc) to sleep, but NOT be too comfortable for them to want to stay for LONGER!

I don't have that problem. I only have 4 relatives that would go along (none of them the MIL) and they are all welcome to stay as long as they want.
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