Okay, I know I just said I was going to make the bed area permanent, but I kept thinking: what if I have a guest? Are we just going to sit side by side on the couch while we sip from our organic cup of miso soup?
I think I need a more, shall we say intimate dining experience.
That means converting the bed into a table/dining area.
The bed as it sits now is an 8 inch memory foam mattress that has been sectioned into 3 parts:
The center section lifts out, revealing the bed support board underneath:
My idea was to add a hinge, so that the bed support could just fold up, allowing a seating area for the table:
…but I would need something to hold the board up, something with a little give to it. I noticed that the new Airstream Basecamp uses some fancy bungee cords to hold things together. They mention how its stretch keeps things from breaking, because it provides enough “give” so things don’t break when in motion. I decided to do the same for the table. The bungee attaches to a small doorknob, and holds up the bed support, while allowing a little ‘give”. I think this could be kept in this position, even while in motion, if necessary:
I added a table top to a single post support:
I painted the wood with a white rubber paint to give it a little “tack”, so my tablecloth wouldn’t slide:
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