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Old 09-29-2015, 01:51 AM   #11
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In my shed everything is hanging from the ribs in the roof.

Bunks, shelves, tools, clothes, ect.

I use chain and cable. I like the look of the chain better.

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Old 09-29-2015, 01:59 AM   #12
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I saw this idea on a bus on craigslist. While i'm not going to be buying this bus, I think this bunk bed idea is really cool.








This all seems like an incredibly functional piece of furniture. Has anybody made something like this before? Any ideas are appreciated.

I've slept in a hanging bed before, woke up in the middle of the night feeling sick. If you put hinges on the part that attaches to the side of the bus, that may prevent a swinging feeling. Just a thought. I sleep in hammocks all the time and that doesn't bother me, but something about moving along 2 axis made for motion sickness. A trundle is something else to think about to save space.
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Old 09-29-2015, 09:22 AM   #13
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I have two futon bunks in my shuttle. Futons a couch that folds down to a bed big enough for 2 people and single mattress bunk up top. They are cheap and easy although I do recommend buying the extra thick mattress for the couch.
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Old 09-29-2015, 10:16 AM   #14
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I'm intending to design a "4-bar linkage" in mine so that the lower bunk is stationary like the one pictured, and the upper bunk moves on two arms to pivot downward and create a couch back. (the two arms, plus the bunk and its frame, are the four "bars" in the linkage.) If you look at the side profile of a folding chair such as the Clarin 2000S as it moves, it's the same basic idea.
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Old 09-29-2015, 10:26 AM   #15
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I will throw this out there when you are tired and want to go to bet you don't really want to make the bed, in this case you literally have to make the bed before you have to dress it.
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Old 09-29-2015, 10:26 AM   #16
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Ah, thanks dond! I, too, had visions of a group of 7 elderly people making a plan to escape the nursing home... All while shunning household plumbing! The fact that they were referring to themselves as the "slippery seven" was especially troubling..
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Old 09-29-2015, 10:30 AM   #17
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Ah, thanks dond! I, too, had visions of a group of 7 elderly people making a plan to escape the nursing home... All while shunning household plumbing! The fact that they were referring to themselves as the "slippery seven" was especially troubling..
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Old 09-29-2015, 11:07 AM   #18
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I will throw this out there when you are tired and want to go to bet you don't really want to make the bed, in this case you literally have to make the bed before you have to dress it.
Definitely an important consideration. Initially I had planned to make the front seating area convertible to a bed for myself, but you've identified the reason why that plan changed. The movable bunks in my design will be for the kids; I don't mind them having to make up their own beds when tired! My bed will be at the rear in a perpetual state of readiness so I can park the bus and hit the sack promptly.

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Ah, thanks dond! I, too, had visions of a group of 7 elderly people making a plan to escape the nursing home... All while shunning household plumbing! The fact that they were referring to themselves as the "slippery seven" was especially troubling..
You're not the only one. I just kinda breezed past it and figured by the time a person gets to be that age, they tend to be less concerned with keeping up appearances and what others may think!
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You're not the only one. I just kinda breezed past it and figured by the time a person gets to be that age, they tend to be less concerned with keeping up appearances and what others may think!
Hey..I resemble that comment I just took a shower-----Not the first one either (70 y/o soon)
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Old 09-29-2015, 11:58 AM   #20
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Hey..I resemble that comment I just took a shower-----Not the first one either (70 y/o soon)
Oops! Erm.. instead of "tend to" I should have written "might" or some such thing.
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