Bed Rail CPAP Tray

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Project by Roz posted 01-14-2013 04:04 AM 3071 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a tray I made from a few left over pieces of Red Oak from another project. I had made some nice Bullnose edging and didn’t want to waste it. I needed a place to put my CPAP machine and an idea was born.
This shelf hangs on the bed rail with a bar at the back of the rail next to the mattress and the ends of the edging forming a snug fit against the rail to hold the entire thing secure and level. It slips of easily when needed. This particular machine has a power cord low at the rear and a recess had to be provided for the cord to clear the edge molding. It is stained to blend in with the bed color.
I did not spend a lot of time on this project but it has improved the look and function of our room.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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#1 posted 01-14-2013 06:53 AM

Obviously a very personal project Terry, hope this just helps make things easier to handel for you when needed, :))
Cheers mate go well

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#2 posted 01-14-2013 08:41 AM

Nice work Terry! I have that same machine, it really helps!
Great Job!
Here is a CPAP pad called Pad-A-Cheek, I have never used a pad yet but my headgear cuts and rubs the back of my neck area. I think I might order one of these and try it.
just thought i would pass this along to a fellow CPAP user.

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#3 posted 01-14-2013 03:29 PM

Great idea and a great addition on the bed for a useful machine.


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#4 posted 01-14-2013 10:03 PM

Nice work on this Terry and it looks real handy too.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 01-14-2013 10:09 PM

Nice work. Lets you keep the night stand clear for other things.
By the way, I got tired of my cpap and sent it overseas.
I have been using an “oral appliance” for over a year. It was fitted by a certified dentist and I now sleep better than ever without the whistling etc. that was waking me and my wife (oh, yeah, I changed the mask type a few times). I also no longer have that extra “buddy” to carry around on plane trips. It fits in a small container that you can hold in the palm of your hand. You can’t even give the cpaps away here…


-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#6 posted 01-16-2013 03:35 AM

Thanks for the tips. I’ll check them out.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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