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.