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Project by Kerux2 posted 306 days ago 3828 views 12 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have sleep apnea and need to use a CPAP. Much of the time I need to also sleep in a recliner. Our new place doesn’t have room for even a small table for in-between the bed and the recliner. So the machine goes on the bed or the chair. I decided to make this little item so I can have the CPAP fit in-between the two.

Red Oak and since the wife wanted to be much darker for the bedroom. I used Min-wax dark walnut stain. The top surface has a 1/4” lip just in case the machine wants to slide off. The top measures 16” x 10”. Enough room for the machine and the remote control nicely fits on it as well. It’s been about 4 months now that I have had it and I can’t believe I didn’t think to do this sooner. It has become a very real piece of furniture that is used. Who knew?

-- Hey I'm Dyslexic! I don't have all day to check and re-check forum post.





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Natalie

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#1 posted 306 days ago

Nice Job! I’m sure there are people out there who would like one of these also!

-- Natalie - My mind is like a bad neighborhood, I don't like to go there alone.

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Kerux2

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#2 posted 306 days ago

Thanks Natalie, when I first put it up on my Facebook page I had friends interested. At the time I finished the project I was getting knee replacement surgery. Was not able to do anything about it for a few months. Since then I’ve made one for a friend. But, now I’m in the ‘get ready for Christmas and winter shows’ mode. I think in March I’ll put the world out that I’m making them.

Each one would need to be a little different due to different style of machines (size) and height. Ours was made to the height of our bed, which is different than others.

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Hawaiilad

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#3 posted 306 days ago

Great Idea…I may be need to build on of those….going to have a sleep study soon….pretty sure I have a problem

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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Kerux2

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#4 posted 306 days ago

Hawaiilad, I know when I got my study done and the machine, it changed my life. It was like, “Oh, this is what it means to get a good night sleep.”

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Ken90712

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#5 posted 306 days ago

Great job I need one of these and thought about making it. Well done.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Oldtool

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#6 posted 306 days ago

Nice work, great design and build. This came out great. Saw your comment about each build being a different height, perhaps height adjustible legs? You can market the begeezers out of these, there’s a large volume of sleep apnea sufferers out there.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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cathyb

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#7 posted 306 days ago

I love the design. This is a classic case of form following function. Great looking table.

-- cathyb, Hawaii, www.cathyswoodworking.com

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Kerux2

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#8 posted 306 days ago

Ken, Thank you. Make one, you won’t regret it!

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Kerux2

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#9 posted 306 days ago

Old Tool, That is a great idea. hmmmm I’ll have to think on how the best way to design and build adjustable legs for a small area.

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Kerux2

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#10 posted 306 days ago

Cathyb, Thank you. My wife wasnt’ sure about it but she ended up loving it. Especially when I wasn’t constantly moving the CPAP. Which was disturbing her sleep.

-- Hey I'm Dyslexic! I don't have all day to check and re-check forum post.

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hoss12992

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#11 posted 306 days ago

Great job on the CPAP stand. As a fellow CPAP user, I really appreciate the design and function of the piece. Obviously well thought out and well built. I know there are ALOT of folks that could also use this same stand. Maybe your on line of CPAP stands? Thanks for sharing

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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Kerux2

203 posts in 333 days


#12 posted 306 days ago

hoss, Thank you. Great idea. I honestly never thought about really going all out with this. But you guys sure are giving me inspiration to do so. I appreciate the encouragement.

-- Hey I'm Dyslexic! I don't have all day to check and re-check forum post.

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Kerux2

203 posts in 333 days


#13 posted 306 days ago

Now, if anyone out there has an idea or two about how to do adjustable legs (wooden) that can remain sturdy and a low profile. Please feel free to share!

-- Hey I'm Dyslexic! I don't have all day to check and re-check forum post.

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Oldtool

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#14 posted 306 days ago

Kerux2,
Adjustable legs are pretty simple. Look in any woodworking magazine and you’re sure to see some form of these in the do-it-yourself section, like ’’Make your own support stands for your chop saw’’, or’‘Make your own outfeed roller stands for your table saw’’. You get the idea I’m sure. I’ve seen these in all the mags.

Easiest is two over lapping top and bottom sections,, held secure by bolts and wing nuts in long leg slots.

Bet if you browse the magazine rack next trip to the book store, one of the issues will have something.

Good luck with the new business venture.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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Kerux2

203 posts in 333 days


#15 posted 306 days ago

Thanks Old Tool.

-- Hey I'm Dyslexic! I don't have all day to check and re-check forum post.

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