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Old 09-24-2018, 07:53 PM   #1
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under bed cabinets - help

I am working on cabinets now in my 1973 safari with twin beds. Specifically, I am working on the cabinets/storage area under the twin beds. The bed platform will be hinged for easy access. But also trying to decide on drawers versus a door opening for access to bins in this storage area. I would appreciate any feedback on experiences with either. If you have pics and/plans, that would be great.
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Old 09-24-2018, 08:41 PM   #2
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When I redid our beds from queen to twins, I had used a drop down door, and use plastic containers for storage. I would think that drawers would hinder the openness of the floor.
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Old 09-24-2018, 08:47 PM   #3
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I am working on cabinets now in my 1973 safari with twin beds. Specifically, I am working on the cabinets/storage area under the twin beds. The bed platform will be hinged for easy access. But also trying to decide on drawers versus a door opening for access to bins in this storage area. I would appreciate any feedback on experiences with either. If you have pics and/plans, that would be great.
We just completed converting a queen to twin beds in our 2008 Safari and we chose the door opening for access to bins in the storage area. We have one door on each twin bed and we can get a several bins in each space. We like this arrangement so far. We also made the bottom of the nightstand a crate for our pups. It takes up some of the space under the head of the one twin.

You can see other pictures of our remodel at http://www.airforums.com/forums/f468...se-186848.html

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Old 09-24-2018, 09:02 PM   #4
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I removed the doors entirely. They just get in the way and don’t really provide any benefit and add useless weight and make it hard to access what you want.
I found some great plastic crates that are nearly the same size as the door openings. I just slide these in and out. The bottom of the cabinet face keeps them well in place under the bed going down the road. They look great and work great and save weight!
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Old 09-25-2018, 10:57 AM   #5
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I built new twin beds for our 31 classic...Basically. there is a solid piece that shows towards the aisle. A long piece in the rear too that separates the equipment locker.
Then there are dividers that attach to those 2 long boards creating multiple storage lockers/bins...you can size them for your needs. My side has 3 bins & hers has 4. Then, when you want access, you unsnap a hold down strap and pistons lift the top with the mattress to give access to all the bins. They hold a lot !
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Old 09-25-2018, 01:32 PM   #6
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We just completed converting a queen to twin beds in our 2008 Safari and we chose the door opening for access to bins in the storage area. We have one door on each twin bed and we can get a several bins in each space. We like this arrangement so far. We also made the bottom of the nightstand a crate for our pups. It takes up some of the space under the head of the one twin.

You can see other pictures of our remodel at http://www.airforums.com/forums/f468...se-186848.html

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how big are your pups , I have 2 of about 12 lbs , would they fit?
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Old 09-25-2018, 02:22 PM   #7
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how big are your pups , I have 2 of about 12 lbs , would they fit?


Our 2 King Charles Cavaliers are around 20 lbs each. Your dogs would have plenty of room. The new crate actually continues under the head of one of the twin beds. Storage is still under the other twin. [ATTACH]323712
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This is how we handled the storage under the beds. We only had the lift up the mattress option to get under neath. The mattresses are custom made I guess? but they are 15" thick and heavy. Too much for my wife to lift. I tried a compression piston lift, but it started to rip the hinge out of the wall and when it closed, the mattress could break your arm it came down so hard. I know it's not the lightest option but it makes the space once again usable
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