I recently had some time to work on the bench. Functionally, it's complete. Now it needs finishing, which won't likely happen for some time. For most things the motto has been, "make it work first, prettify later". The bench is no exception.
I'm building it stout.. Very stout. No squeaks, no sag. People will be riding on it while underway and I want it as solid as possible (without going so far as building it out of steel.. Don't have the time for that). That 2x4 on the back rest is to straighten the slightly warped 3/4" (18.5mm?) plywood while I secured the hinges.
Folding it out for sleeping:
In the sleeping position:
Yep, that'll make a fine guest bed! The aisle is narrow, but can still be walked. I worked hard to maximize the bed size so it could fit two people fairly comfortably. Every inch counts in a skoolie and even more so in a short bus skoolie!