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Old 01-30-2012, 07:04 PM   #197
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Perhaps a cutout that you could slip your hand into (near the door) would suffice to allow ease of lifting without being a trip hazard.
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Could you put a piano hinge on one side and then lift the panel with the leash, allowing it to self store out of the way?
great idea, but the handrail is on the right side and the sofa/fire extinguisher is on the left.....but boy I would sure like that!!
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Old 01-31-2012, 03:19 PM   #199
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Nice looking cover. Do you have any pictures of the underside?
I do..... this is the underside. the 2x2 is glued/4 wood screws together.
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Could you put a piano hinge on one side and then lift the panel with the leash, allowing it to self store out of the way?
I think, also, it would weaken the strength. I'm not worried about my little 4 legged babies being too heavy for it with a hinge in the middle, but I do have little nieces and nephews that might be on it some day and would be worried it might not have enough strength to hold up to them with the piano hinge in the middle. But wow I wish I could get that to work....it would be a whole lo less headaches if I could do that...
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Thanks everyone! Here it is!
It is not only functional, it looks good too !
Nice job.
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I think, also, it would weaken the strength. I'm not worried about my little 4 legged babies being too heavy for it with a hinge in the middle, but I do have little nieces and nephews that might be on it some day and would be worried it might not have enough strength to hold up to them with the piano hinge in the middle. But wow I wish I could get that to work....it would be a whole lo less headaches if I could do that...
I am thinking the piano hinge would be on one side so that the entire panel would swing up and stay attached. This would mean that both sides will need to be finished or carpeted. I would feel safer not having a heavy wooden panel that could become a hazard in the event of a crash.

Some sort of sturdy latch to secure it upright would probably be a good idea, also.
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I am thinking the piano hinge would be on one side so that the entire panel would swing up and stay attached. This would mean that both sides will need to be finished or carpeted. I would feel safer not having a heavy wooden panel that could become a hazard in the event of a crash.

Some sort of sturdy latch to secure it upright would probably be a good idea, also.
Yes, I see what you are saying. The only way I could do that is to remove the fire extinguisher and have it swing up against the side of the sofa. The right side of the stairwell is unable to be used because the wood hand rail. Hmmm...I'm going to look into that!
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Yes, I see what you are saying. The only way I could do that is to remove the fire extinguisher and have it swing up against the side of the sofa. The right side of the stairwell is unable to be used because the wood hand rail. Hmmm...I'm going to look into that!
Maybe there's room to mount your extinguisher under the cover? That way the extinguisher will look like it's in the same spot when the cover is lifted open and leaned against the side.
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Well.......being inspired by one of the previous posts....... the fact it was 60 degrees outside today and I was bored ........I decided to build a laptop work place over my steering wheel.

It turned out decent......






Come-on spring time...........
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Well.......being inspired by one of the previous posts....... the fact it was 60 degrees outside today and I was bored ........I decided to build a laptop work place over my steering wheel.

It turned out decent......






Come-on spring time...........
That will be handy for checking Googlemaps while your crusing along. (Just kidding!! Looks great.)
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Funny you said that........my neighbor stuck his head in the coach when I had just the board over the steering wheel.....and said ...... " it looks like it may be a little tough on your hands when your driving "


I told him I have a pair of driving gloves.............
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I think, also, it would weaken the strength. I'm not worried about my little 4 legged babies being too heavy for it with a hinge in the middle, but I do have little nieces and nephews that might be on it some day and would be worried it might not have enough strength to hold up to them with the piano hinge in the middle. But wow I wish I could get that to work....it would be a whole lo less headaches if I could do that...
You might consider a separate brace under the platform that would give it sufficient strength to hold the weight of a person standing on it. That way you could hinge or partition it any way you wanted and still get the needed structural strength and yet easy removal. Just thinking.

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Be carefull what you modify especially if you plan to sell. I pulled a couch and the seat facing the couch. That mod is affecting my sale price by at least 5K.
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Be carefull what you modify especially if you plan to sell. I pulled a couch and the seat facing the couch. That mod is affecting my sale price by at least 5K.
Yes, I cannot do anything permanent at this time. I didn't consider that, but it just won't work without a re-vamp. I'm happy with it as is. When its not in use, it stores perfectly right behind the jacknife sofa.
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