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Old 12-28-2016, 09:39 AM   #1961
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I'm with Cadillackid. I love the slider futon thing. Wished I could do the same but I have become so attached to my Temperpedic that I am having 2 XL twins made by Gallery Furniture (mac-o-pedics) to fit a trundle bed that I'm fabricating. (2 XLONG TWINS MAKE A KING SIZE) it started out as a Murphy bed ( you know what THEY say about Murphy), but the trundle will give me more storage space. ( I'm a master when it come to using every nook & cranny)
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Old 12-28-2016, 07:42 PM   #1962
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I'd love to have a real bed AND a sofa...but it just is not to be in this short a shorty.

Spent today fabbing and tacking more tin. Truth be told...a friends sheet metal shop did most of the fabbing part, but hey...I paid for it!

First, another patch panel...


Just enough curve to be a PITA so, off to a roller/shaper it went.

Then I decided to build my own microwave oven...from scratch...


Ahhh...not really. It is just a box for some of my electrical. Part indoors, part out. Like I said, room is scarce.

It goes through the rear wall, like this...


Just a test fit in this pic.


It is also where the shore plug comes in.


Got both pieces trimmed, fitted and tack welded today. Will finish the welding tomorrow.


Here is what it looks like with the power panel in place. The house batteries are just to the right in front of it.

And Jack...

you asked about the slats on the sofa bed model...here ya go...


here it is with the slide out portion flipped over. Please note that I cheated and only put a few of said slats onto the other half.The real deal will have a full set.

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Old 12-28-2016, 07:46 PM   #1963
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are the slats what keeps it sliding in and out? im assuming the slats on one half sit between the slats on the other?

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Old 12-28-2016, 08:02 PM   #1964
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Roger that Cadillac. They mostly just keep things aligned and provide a little more rigidity. The ply will only be half-inch.
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Old 12-28-2016, 09:22 PM   #1965
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Thanks T, and now I see--very clever.
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Old 12-28-2016, 10:10 PM   #1966
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This has been the most interesting build that I've read through so far. I love the design themes being used too.
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Old 12-28-2016, 11:26 PM   #1967
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Thanks Guys --- I just want to wrap this puppy up and get on the road! I ain't gettin' any younger.
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Old 12-29-2016, 10:13 PM   #1968
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Mo Metal! --- Howdy All...I managed to fit a little more sheetmetal today.


Got the electrical box all welded in today. Just hoping the PB Weld that I used to smooth out the welds sets properly. Seemed to b taking an awfully long time.


Got the intermediate repair panel welded in as well. Still need the lower portion but at least got it cut and shaped today. Need to get a curve bent into it like the first...more or less.

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Old 12-30-2016, 07:24 AM   #1969
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10-4 on the "I ain't gettin' any younger." Between the grandkids, honey do's and just plain life, I'm busier than a one arm paper hanger !!! The work is really looking good Tango. Looks like your headed in the right direction, staying focused. When space is a premium, it is amazing how you can mix style in with function. Keep up the good work. See ya soon !
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Roger that Cadillac. They mostly just keep things aligned and provide a little more rigidity. The ply will only be half-inch.

how do you handle changing properties of wood? swells and gets "sticky" when humid?

-Christopher
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