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Old 08-28-2015, 07:44 AM   #15
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Thank you so much for the info, I'm learning a lot here.
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Old 08-28-2015, 08:09 AM   #16
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Does the pedestal just screw onto the floor or is it bolted? Did you consider one of the pneumatic adjustable table pedestals that AS uses in some of their models. That way you don't have to worry about storing the removable tube.

Have you tried to sit around the table yet? The table looks a little large but maybe just the camera angle.

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Old 08-29-2015, 09:57 AM   #17
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Does the pedestal just screw onto the floor or is it bolted? Did you consider one of the pneumatic adjustable table pedestals that AS uses in some of their models. That way you don't have to worry about storing the removable tube.

Have you tried to sit around the table yet? The table looks a little large but maybe just the camera angle.

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The base is not yet permanently installed. Due to the finished weight of the table (it's 1 1/2 inches thick) and the likelihood of the table rocking as a result of that weight relative to the small base size, I will most likely bolt through the subfloor and through a steel or aluminum plate on the underside of the subfloor. I already have the belly skin removed for replacement, so that will not be that much more effort.

I did not any other configuration for the base and pedestal. Storage of the tube will not be a problem. There is in excess of 25 cubic feet of storage under the sofa, of which that tube will only occupy .5 cubic feet.

I agree that the table is large. So large, in fact, that access and egress can only be accomplished from the right side. But there was no getting around that because the tabletop also serves as a drop-in leaf for the bed configuration. There was no escaping that. As a result, I’m going to do some engineering/ experimentation by cutting approximately 11 inches off either end and re-connecting with heavy duty piano hinges. My thought is that the two ends fill fold on to the remaining middle section (top), which will reduce the tabletop size by 50 percent for storage (if need be) or access/ egress. To prevent the tabletop from collapsing during use as a table or as a bed leaf, I have ordered 4 heavy-duty 12 inch sliding surface bolts that will mount underneath and HOPEFULLY offer enough support. If it works, I’ll post pictures. If it doesn’t I’ll just remake the tabletop in one piece. It’s only time and money, right?
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pneumatic adjustable table pedestals, please tell me more about this idea. Sounds great to me.
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Old 09-18-2015, 02:04 PM   #19
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Did you follow a plan?
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Old 10-01-2015, 07:42 AM   #20
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Plans? What are those?? I just laid it out in my head and went to work.
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Old 10-01-2015, 07:46 AM   #21
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Here is the almost finished product. I am still waiting for the tabletop to be laminated.
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Are you going to match the finish with the kitchen counter cabinets?

Are those cushions comfortable. Maybe just the angle but are they thick enough?

Nice job.

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Old 10-01-2015, 06:06 PM   #23
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The table top laminate will coordinate with the kitchen countertop. The kitchen counter has a grey/black/green simulated marble finish, and the table top laminate is a matte black with very faint grey striations. Since the table is the exact dimension as the seating cut-out, the first and last quarters of its length (connected with heavy duty piano hinges) will fold upon the middle two quarters, thereby allowing people to seat themselves more comfortably without having to scoot their butts around the table. When the two ends are laid back down in a horizontal position they will be supported by 4 heavy duty surface slide bolts.

The cushions are 3 inch thick very dense foam. I'm 265 lbs and I can't bottom them out.

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Are you going to match the finish with the kitchen counter cabinets?

Are those cushions comfortable. Maybe just the angle but are they thick enough?

Nice job.

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Old 10-02-2015, 12:10 AM   #24
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Obviously you have a better grasp of carpentry than I do. I can make a pattern easily enough, implementation of actual seating would be harder. Did you just break it down into boxes?
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Looks awesome Bruce. Who made your cushions?
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After a fashion, that's exactly what I did. I started by measuring the width of the back wall, allowing a few inches away from it for the front curvature. I cut a 2x2 for that length as the bottom plate, then went around each side from there. Once I completed that I measured out from those plates to create my inside sofa dimension and followed what I had just done, then went vertical. VERY IMPORTANT: all the assembly joints were used using a Kreg Pocket Hole Jig and Kreg screws. You will not get any kind of decent stability otherwise. Also, I used 2x2 Select pine. It cost me about $1.50 a foot, but worth the extra $30-$40.

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Thanks!

Does this turn into a bed?

And... Do you know of the carpeting (mine is carpeted) goes under all the cabinets?
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Yes it does turn into a bed. There are some pictures at the beginning of this thread that show the tabletop dropping into the seating.

I have no idea about the carpeting. his is my first Airstream

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Does this turn into a bed?

And... Do you know of the carpeting (mine is carpeted) goes under all the cabinets?
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