|Project by tyvekboy||posted 01-04-2015 01:38 AM||1879 views||4 times favorited||11 comments|
Jan 3, 2015
A while back SWMBO requested a toe tent. Whatʻs a toe tent? I keeps the bed covers off your toes when you are sleeping. I first thought it was silly but after using it I really like it.
Itʻs really simple to make and should be able to be done in an afternoon.
Each base is 8 inches X 12 inches out of 1/2 inch plywood.
The side piece is the most complicated to describe so here is a screen shot to help with the description.
The overall side pieces that is attached to the base is is about 12 inches long X 5-1/2 inches tall. The center of the 2 inch hole is 2-3/8 inch from the bottom and the side.
To get the back angle line draw a line from the center of circle to a point 2 inches from the top left corner. Than draw a parallel line to the left of it 5/32 inches away.
To get the line to the right of the circle draw a line 2-3/8 inch from the bottom of the board to the center of the circle. Then draw a parallel line 5/32 inch below it.
Now cut out everything that isnʻt yellow. Round off as you like.
Make two of these pieces.
A 2 inch circle cut out of 3/4 in plywood and then sanded slightly so that it moves freely in the hole in the side piece is made. A 5/16 inch hole about 1 inch deep is drilled into the side of this circle..
Make 2 of these.
Two pieces of 5/16 inch metal rod (from my scrap pile) about 5-1/2 inches long was cut.
Four face plates were cut to the shape shown out of 1/4 inch plywood. These are used to capture the circle/rod in the socket in the side piece. They are about 3-1/8 inch in diameter.
One was glued to the side of the side piece …
… and one screwed to the other side after the circle with the rod was placed into the socket.
This assembly was then attached to the 1/2 inch thick base.
Two arms were made 2 inches wide and 13 inches long with a 5/16 inch diameter hole drilled 2-1/4 inch deep in the middle of the bottom. It was made out of hardwood. This just slips over the 5/16 inch rod.
The top of this arm has a 1/4 inch deep X 3/4 inch wide X 1-1/2 inch long stopped dado into which a bar made out of hardwood measuring 3/4 inch thick X 1-1/2 inches wide X 61 inches long (for a queen size bed) was placed. Vary the length of the bar to suit your bed.
The bar was just screwed to the arms. The top of the bar was angled in as shown above and everything was rounded over and sanded to 320 grit.
The assembly is just slipped between the box springs and mattress.
This is how it looks installed with the bar up.
This is how it looks with the bar down.
Thatʻs it. Easy to make and sure to earn points with SHMBO.
Thanks for looking. Comments welcomed.
-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized