Casita mod: Dining Table/Bed conversion

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:

3 sectioned mattress

3 sectioned mattress

The center section lifts out, revealing the bed support board underneath:

Mattress lifted

Mattress lifted

Bed support board

Bed support board, Mattress set on edge on wall behind

My idea was to add a hinge, so that the bed support could just fold up, allowing a seating area for the table:

Bed support up!

Bed support up!

…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:

Bungee cord holding the bed support board up.

Bungee cord holding the bed support board up.

I added  a table top to a single post support:

Table top

Table top

I painted the wood with a white rubber paint to give it a little “tack”, so my tablecloth wouldn’t slide:

Table with Table cloth image8

Et voila!

 

Table for two!

Table for two!

 

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