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#1 posted 02-04-2013 10:34 PM

I used the create-a-bed kit, I went through sketchup and drew my own plans trying to figure out the hardware and once it came down to it I figured the hardware around 100 with shipping etc. The biggest hangup for me was the time to build and weld my own pivots and also what the weight rating needed for the shocks was. Those two things made me just fork over and buy the kit. The kit was nice, and I changed the design a bit and needed extra hinges, they ended up sending me an extra pair free of charge so I was impressed with the service.

That being said, the design on how to build it isn’t all that great, and I changed mine so I could build it out of melamine. I wouldn’t reccomend building it out of melamine on the horizontal layout, the vertical would probably be all right but I got a bit of a sag on the longest part which I suspected would happen. I ended up reinforcing it with some angle steel and calling it good.


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