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Old 11-24-2015, 08:04 PM   #841
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Re-doing the Bedroom part tali (two)

On to day two of the bedroom upgrade. The plan for today is to get the bed platform completed so I can sleep in my bed again, all though the couch was very comfortable last night.







I using the same 1 1/4 I used in the walls. I like the size of this for making everything. We are screwing to the wall and adding supports to the floor to make it stable. The far corner was the hardest to line up, can anyone say plumb-bob. the bus is parked in a place where it is level, this makes building easier, you can use a level to check everything. All pieces are within 1\8″.



We added supports where the hinges are and cross pieces that sit on 1 1/4 wood screwed length wise. The larger piece is a whole 4′ x 8′ plywood cut down the the 80″ a queen size bed is. The piece next to the wall is 11″, to allow for the hinges between them. You need space from the wall to allow for the thickness of the mattress.



You can see the cross pieces attached to the plywood, they sit on the lower 1 1/4ís. This is very strong, I was able to walk across it with no give.



There is a 4″ over hang to make it easier to walk around. The inside storage is almost two feet deep. Tomorrow we build up the floors at the end and along the right side to cover the wheel humps. With the roof raise I will be able to step up and my head just rubs the roof.
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Old 11-26-2015, 08:44 AM   #842
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Nice bed build...looks really good!
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Old 11-27-2015, 09:02 PM   #843
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Re-doing the Bedroom part tsoi (three)

It is nice to now have a place to put everything.



We also covered the wheel humps, Iím so tired of stepping over them.





I used the same old tried and true method I did for the walls and bed. Someday I will get around to putting down flooring, at this rate I will wait until the painting is done. This took a lot longer than I anticipated. My dad is learning how each piece of wood have to be fitted to the space. Nothing is square and leaving a small gap is good. tight fits = noise, in a house that flexes.



I added two cabinets on the engine shelf and we started to finish insulating and covering the back cap. We should finish this tomorrow and also get the front cap done. The tubing is for my sleep number bed. I like my comfort.
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Old 11-27-2015, 09:03 PM   #844
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Thanks Browncrown, it is nice to know someone is still checking out my build.
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Old 11-27-2015, 09:20 PM   #845
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I'm taking notes for my build as well. Getting my son's girlfriend's dad to help me work on mine since he has a metal shop and apparently our families are getting more closely acquainted.......
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Old 11-28-2015, 04:45 AM   #846
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Thanks Browncrown, it is nice to know someone is still checking out my build.
I'm sure plenty of folks do... I always check it out.
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Old 11-28-2015, 08:21 AM   #847
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Lookin' good! I try and check out ALL builds daily or as often as I can for ideas, may not log on or comment. I've been planning my toy hauler for three years with cad drawings, cardboard cut outs, masking tape and s#!t gets changed daily. I to will have the folding lid storage box beds [4 singles at the rear].... two rear beds will be offset for two mattresses on each side so I can squeeeeze an ATV in between them.

Wow a finished 2x2" is 1 1/4 x 1 1/4" in your part of the woods? Still 1 1/2" here. Freakin' lumber yards are gettin' cheap!

My old man thought I was nuts buying the bus, our Thanks Giving weekend he was inside with a tape measure taking measurements.....looks like he's building the booth and couch....he's pretty damn handy with wood.
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Old 11-28-2015, 08:50 AM   #848
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The whole scaling down of lumber standards is a royal PITA. Just makes it all that much harder to match anything previously built. The house on the farm I had in Tomball was built using 2 x 4's that had been milled on site as the first family there owned a lumber mill. They actually measure two inches by four inches and look like logs compared to modern lumber. But working on that house was a nightmare because of the difference.

At the rate things are going we'll be buying framing timbers that can double as chop sticks.
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Old 11-28-2015, 09:57 AM   #849
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Looking good William, I check out your build whenever I see something new, just don't comment much. You coming out for another visit this year?
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The whole scaling down of lumber standards is a royal PITA. Just makes it all that much harder to match anything previously built. The house on the farm I had in Tomball was built using 2 x 4's that had been milled on site as the first family there owned a lumber mill. They actually measure two inches by four inches and look like logs compared to modern lumber. But working on that house was a nightmare because of the difference.

At the rate things are going we'll be buying framing timbers that can double as chop sticks.

Having a sawmill is a handy thing. Next best thing is a portable mill like this.


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