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Old 08-03-2005, 03:45 PM   #1
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Replace cabinet with bench-bed

Here's a little project I completed recently. It was at my wife's behest to provide additional sleeping space for grandchildren. First I removed a bottom cabinet on the curb side of my 33' Argosy.

Then I built a folding bench-bed that went along the wall.

When open it is just about the right size for a twin mattress.

Altogether the project involved about 12 hours of labor, some red oak 1x3s, one sheet of 3/4" maple cabinet veneer on sale from Home Depot, and a small piece of oak veneer. I moved the cabinet doors to the new bench to close it up when folded. The project turned out to be easier than I thought it might be and looked better than I thought I could make it.
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Old 08-03-2005, 03:52 PM   #2
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Old 08-03-2005, 04:24 PM   #3
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Very Nice!

Excellent idea.
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Good idea, Now you got "me" thinking!!
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