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Old 01-26-2016, 12:16 AM   #1
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Question How did Hank build a bed?

I was looking at hankboughtabus.com and I really like this particular bed he made:

http://hankboughtabus.com/wp-content.../bustour01.gif

I want to build one similar, but here's the thing...I can't figure out how he is holding up those wooden pieces that fold up. (Those 2 wooden pieces that complete the queen bed and have the cushions on them.) Any ideas? Maybe a couple of triangular fold-out braces?

Let me know if you have any ideas. Thanks!
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Old 03-12-2016, 05:38 PM   #2
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I'm about to have a carpenter build me a custom one of these and sure would appreciate it if anyone has any input.
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Old 03-12-2016, 05:43 PM   #3
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I sent him a question one time and never got a reply. My guess is fold down legs. That's how I would do it anyway.

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I think Hank nested all of his slide-outs.
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Old 03-12-2016, 08:06 PM   #5
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I wish I could stop the slide show on a particular picture, but I cant figure out how.

I think he may have a hinge connecting the flat bed boards and the stand. ? This way when he folds up the stand against the back side of the flat bed, the flat bed will drop down and the stand will be on the back side of the flat bed, under the seat cushion. ? That's what I come up with anyway.
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Here's how I would do it.

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Old 03-13-2016, 07:39 AM   #7
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Here's how I would do it.

Thanks for drawing it out. That's exactly how I tried to describe it too.
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How do you support the middle hinge in the extended position? Am I missing something in the drawing?
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How do you support the middle hinge in the extended position? Am I missing something in the drawing?
Use #23A56CV anti-gravity modules at the front seat edge.

Seriously, you build a normal bench seat but instead of attaching the front plywood to the bench frame you hinge it to the seat and make fold-out legs to support the piece when it's raised to make a bed.

Your carpenter will know what to do.
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Your carpenter will know what to do.

I know how I would do it, your picture didn't show any support for the middle hinge is all. No need to be brash.
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I know how I would do it, your picture didn't show any support for the middle hinge is all. No need to be brash.
No offense intended.

I tried to draw out the entire support structure but the drawing was confusing. The "distilled down" version was much more clear. Besides, the OP mentioned that he was going to have a carpenter do the build. My bad that I didn't see I wasn't replying to him.
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I think it is just a slide out that sits on top of another piece of plywood. So the face of the bench moves forward and supports the bed. While the frame of the bench stays put and supports the middle.
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Maybe with a small lip that catches to top plywood when extended out to keep the whole bed level?
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Or maybe like this...

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Use #23A56CV anti-gravity modules at the front seat edge. .
What is the weight rating on those antigravity modules?
I'd like to lift about 24,700 lbs.
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What is the weight rating on those antigravity modules?
I'd like to lift about 24,700 lbs.
Then I'd suggest the #23A56HDCVs.
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No offense intended.

I tried to draw out the entire support structure but the drawing was confusing. The "distilled down" version was much more clear. Besides, the OP mentioned that he was going to have a carpenter do the build. My bad that I didn't see I wasn't replying to him.
all is good. Makes sense now that you explained it.
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Or maybe like this...

that's what I would have guessed too... maybe he used flat plywood instead of the interlocking rails (but I think the interlocking method would work much better).
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