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Old 05-22-2021, 04:17 PM   #1
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Building couches and furniture

Ok guys this maybe like a dumb question but I have done building and you always make sure things are level as you build. So how do you assure things are level like kitchen galley couches beds as the bus isn't level? Do you build it on flat ground then bring it in the bus or do you build it in the bus?

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Old 05-22-2021, 06:12 PM   #2
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To get things like that "level", you can just measure up from the floor, which is (usually) perfectly flat.
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Old 05-22-2021, 08:44 PM   #3
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Yes, measuring tapes everywhere. String between two points. Chalk lines. Also, a large square is a must. Digital or analog angle finder or construction protractor. Laser, if it's not a leveler.

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Old 09-16-2021, 12:30 PM   #4
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I have been struggling with this for a long time. I was pretty anxious about not getting the couch right. For a long time, I wasn’t progressing in my school bus conversion project because I was afraid to mess it up. Later I stumbled across a youtube video in which a guy was converting a school bus and the result was amazing, which inspired me a lot. Anyway, this guy from YouTube actually just bought a small couch that fit the bus and installed it. That is why I decided to just buy a couch that fits my plan from here sofas and couches and not fiddle around any longer.
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Old 09-16-2021, 02:36 PM   #5
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Making things square is much simpler than making things level, in my opinion. Your idea of building things outside of the bus and then moving them in has been working out well for me so far. Just be mindful of the door width so you can actually squeeze it in there when it's finished.

Edit: I now see that the question was answered and this thread died many months ago, but was dredged up today by probable spammy activity. Thanks for pointing that out DeMac!
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Old 09-23-2021, 03:31 AM   #6
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i found this really cool design for a skoolie couch follow link if interested it had a very unique design
https://shrinkme.in/g9ZawJA6
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Old 09-24-2021, 12:39 AM   #7
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Old 09-24-2021, 02:43 AM   #8
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I will not have a couch in the "new Crown", but will use some tour bus seats I found on eBay. When I purchased the seats I made to get three sets from each side of the bus. Two sets will form a booth with a table in between. One seat will be shortened to one seat with room for cup holders and usb connections. The seats recline and have seatbelts. I figured if they were comfortable enough to sit in for 500 miles on a Trailways or equivalent then they would be good enough for our travels. In theory I could carry 5 passengers, but I doubt that their will ever be that many except for dinner. All this still leaves room for a 55" tv and a stereo.
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Old 09-24-2021, 07:25 AM   #9
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Old 09-24-2021, 07:27 AM   #10
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My “couch” will be a storage box with cushions.
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