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Old 05-07-2014, 08:03 PM   #1
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A second nightstand for 25fb

Our biggest complaint (actually our only complaint) with the cross frame queen in our 25fb (and our old 23fb) was the lack of a nightstand on each side. This was actually a pretty easy project and for us it was worth giving up a little of the wardrobe. I actually got the idea from Airstream. There is a similar design on the sides of the wardrobes in the 28 that I always liked, and I wondered why they didn't include that feature on the 23fb and 25fb. One day it occurred to me to create my own. Click image for larger version

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Old 05-08-2014, 06:17 AM   #2
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So you cut a hole in the side of the wardrobe and framed it? I cannot tell exactly from your pic.
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Old 05-08-2014, 06:32 AM   #3
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Yes. I cut a hole in the side of the wardrobe. I built a 3 sided box (with a top) that sits on the bottom of the wardrobe to separate the " nightstand" from the rest of the wardrobe. I purchased some black vinyl molding to trim the opening I cut. It's the same molding between the sides of the cabinets and the interior aluminum skins.
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Old 05-08-2014, 01:47 PM   #4
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Got it, thanks. So far, to us, the wardrobe real estate is more valuable.
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That is a great idea for a cross wise queen bed.
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Old 05-08-2014, 02:05 PM   #6
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Especially if your wife is like mine and needs Kleenex and glasses and water and Chapstick and her phone and nose spray and I'm sure I forgot something. I was VERY nervous when I started cutting into the cabinet, but it was easy. The cut was pretty clean, but the vinyl trim does give a little fudge factor if the cut isn't perfect.
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Especially if your wife is like mine and needs Kleenex and glasses and water and Chapstick and her phone and nose spray and I'm sure I forgot something. I was VERY nervous when I started cutting into the cabinet, but it was easy. The cut was pretty clean, but the vinyl trim does give a little fudge factor if the cut isn't perfect.
I found a bamboo tray with 2 inch high sides that fit neatly over the top drawer when open. It holds coffee cup, kleenex, etc. Could do breakfast in bed if I want. The sides have prevented a spilled cuppa coffee from baptizing my undies. I'd probably be just as happy by using a Tupperware cake carrier, but so far the bamboo hasn't leaked.

Your method certainly looks "factory" though. Nice job.

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Where did you get bamboo tray?
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Where did you get bamboo tray?
Thrift store next door.

However, it occurs to me that a restaurant supply store might have a "steam tray pan "insert in stainless steel that would fit neatly on the drawer sides - I'd measure first but it could be perfect.

https://www.google.com/#q=steam+tray+pan
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That looks really great. What a good idea!
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