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Old 06-12-2016, 07:58 AM   #15
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But then I wonder why people don't keep their awesome twin beds for day time use and just use this simple method to turn the twins into a huge king bed. Best of both worlds and no storage lost.
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What type of supports go underneath the middle plywood bridge?

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Old 06-12-2016, 08:13 AM   #16
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There are generally a few of those access panels listed on E-bay. If you don't find one check back in a week or so.
I personally would not cut the whole opening at once. I would cut a 4" square hole , then reach in there and see what you find. If that looks good I would cut out a few more inches, then look again. There are many surprises lurking behind that skin. If you start small you may find a problem but, still have time to relocate your opening to make it work.
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Originally Posted by Tap View Post
What type of supports go underneath the middle plywood bridge?
I would imaging a couple of cleats have been added to the edges of the bed and the plywood spans between the cleats.

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Old 06-12-2016, 01:46 PM   #18
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What type of supports go underneath the middle plywood bridge?
I don't use a support , since the space is just 24" or so. Depends on the thickness of the plywood, the foam cushions and the person sleeping on it.
During the day the plywood can be stored under the twins mattresses the extra foam cushions can be used as a back for your lounge.

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