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Old 04-04-2015, 04:15 AM   #421
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I came across this video about bunk beds and thought you might use "front ladder" idea....:

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Old 04-05-2015, 01:40 AM   #422
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Started some more wall frames, and the rear full bed. (It swings up and stows vertical as well.) Yes, they are just zip tied to the wires, I had enough abuse for one evening.







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Old 04-05-2015, 01:58 AM   #423
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Looking good, I like how you left room along roof curve for wiring channel or HVAC
ducting, excellent workmanship as usual. Looks like you and Vlad are the premier builders on the North West coast.
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Old 04-13-2015, 12:04 AM   #424
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Incremental progress. I've only had about 5 hours in the last week to work on things.

Horizontal framing for main closet and the toilet.


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Old 04-13-2015, 12:41 AM   #425
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i love how you are using metal for your interior. i kind if wish i had done that. it looks strong.
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Old 04-13-2015, 07:45 AM   #426
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Old 04-13-2015, 10:26 AM   #427
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I like the metal also.

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Old 04-13-2015, 01:42 PM   #428
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I particularly like the fold up out of the way when not in use beds.

One of the big problems in small spaces is there are some things that take up space.

One of the things that takes up a lot of space is me. Because I am a large economy sized guy I tend to get claustrophobia if the space is small of it has the appearance of being small. Which is why I like open concept designs and this one where stuff gets folded back out of the way when not in use.

It may seem to be trivial stuff on a weekend. But trust me, several days of inclement weather can make the largest of small spaces waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too small by the time you head for home.

Ways in which to increase the usable space inside and options for adding space outside will go a long way towards keeping the rest of the tribe happy on long excursions.

Great work and keep the updates and pictures coming.
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Old 04-13-2015, 03:33 PM   #429
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Thanks for the comments and callouts. I feel like metal framing is really versatile compared to wood in these areas, simply because it's strength at the joints is much higher.

Also, when I cut a frame meber part 1/8" too short, I can just fill the difference with weld and it'll be fine.

I'm terrible at welding wood, so I'll stick with metal when possible.
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Old 04-13-2015, 03:37 PM   #430
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Anyone want to brainstorm ideas on how to fill the walls in? My current plan is to use a 1" eps foam core cut to fit inside the metal frame, then sandwich it between layers of the same plastic I used on the ceiling. I'd just rivet the plastic to the metal frame every foot or so.

I might have to add a couple additional braces in key areas to keep someone from falling through a wall if they tripped or something.
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