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Old 09-02-2012, 03:30 PM   #1
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How tall is your lip....

How tall above the bottom of the gaucho (where the cushion sits) is the lip that holds the cushions on the gaucho? I'm making that particular piece right now & some of the plans I kind of used have a 6" piece in the front. I just wonder if about 1" or 2" above the bottom is enough to hold the cushion from slipping off? I don't really want a big honking piece sticking up off the edge of the gaucho & would like a little imput...Thanks!
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How tall above the bottom of the gaucho (where the cushion sits) is the lip that holds the cushions on the gaucho? I'm making that particular piece right now & some of the plans I kind of used have a 6" piece in the front. I just wonder if about 1" or 2" above the bottom is enough to hold the cushion from slipping off? I don't really want a big honking piece sticking up off the edge of the gaucho & would like a little imput...Thanks!
Becky, is this for your big trailer, or the little one?
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Old 09-02-2012, 03:40 PM   #3
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The little one. The gaucho is one that slides out on the oak rails & it has (or will have) two or three cushions that lay down to make the bed.
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Old 09-02-2012, 05:45 PM   #4
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IMHO you would be better off with no lip and use Velcro to hold the cushions on. To me the lip sticking up digs into my legs and gets uncomfortable quickly.
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Becky on our 66 Safari the front board on the gaucho is 3" tall, and sticks up 1" above the pull out plywood.
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Old 09-02-2012, 07:37 PM   #6
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Becky on our 66 Safari the front board on the gaucho is 3" tall, and sticks up 1" above the pull out plywood.
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Do you notice it at all when you are seated on the couch? I was hoping to make it only 1". Does it hold the cushion in place ok?

Thanks both of you for the input!
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My lip is even with the bottom of the cushion. The cushion is held with sections of 3" velcro sewed to the cushion and glued and stapled to the platform. Sal.
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The only reason I have reservations about using the velcro, is that you can't ever flip over the cushion to use the other side (if you ever stain the top, or it wears, or whatever). I'm suprised you can feel 1" sticking up on your legs, Barry & Karen! I figured that would be short enough to be unnoticeable! Hummmmmm!
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Becky I'm not sure where you are getting your 1" measurement idea from. The wooden glides for the plywood to slip out on are 1-3/4" so the board needs to be at least that tall. Add an 1" to cover the plywood and make a lip above the guides and a 1/4" to cover the bottom profile and you get 3". As far as feeling the 1" lip, no way. The foam supports our legs and is undetectable, same as the dinnette arrangement.
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I misunderstood your "yes and yes" reply. I thought you COULD feel the lip on your legs. Ok. Now my initial plan will work. The total of my board is around 3 1/2", including the 1" lip. That'll hide the oak glides & sit up above the plywood by 1". Thanks!
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I held the rail flush to the bottom of the glide. and it came out great. Good luck.
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