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868 days ago

Just bought an adjustable bed. When you raise it, you loose access to the nightstand big time. Since DW wants me to build a headboard anyway, I was thinking of also doing nightstands with old fashioned, pull out “cutting board” type shelves, unpainted but sealed for setting a hot cup of coffee. Thoughts? Suggestions? TIA

-- Kit, Paso Robles, CA, http://www.WoodworkerKit.com


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#1 posted 868 days ago

HA! Don’t think so. . .

-- Kit, Paso Robles, CA, http://www.WoodworkerKit.com

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#2 posted 868 days ago

>OK, my second guess would be the “Dear Wife”?

Bingo!

Thank you for the sketch up. . .good food for thought. And I like your suggestion for a drawer slide as that would be much classier than just a pull-out. . .

(DW can do his own nightstands. . .<g>)

-- Kit, Paso Robles, CA, http://www.WoodworkerKit.com

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#3 posted 868 days ago

hot cup of coffee on the nightstand?!? either you have the best wife in the world, or you’re the best husband.

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#4 posted 867 days ago

If you use wood on wood slides, the pullout will stay put. With drawer slides, it wouldn’t. Unless you used a keyboard slide.

What about, as long as we’re brainstorming here, just a little disk that pulls out? Sort of like a pocket door pull, only horizontal, with just enough real estate for a cup. Maybe even a rim around the perimeter.

That pivot-out piece by itself would look a little like a pork chop—got it? So you’d push in on the “bone” end and the “meat” part would emerge.

It sure is fun to think about other challenges here on LJ!

Kindly,

Lee

-- "...in his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"

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#5 posted 867 days ago

>. . .or you’re the best husband.

Nah. . .it is one of the many running jokes among our friends: Her Highness gets coffee (refills too) & paper in bed. Now in the age of technology, she also has delivered her IPOD & smart phone. sigh Thing is, it makes for a good start to the day such that she hits the deck running. . .<g>

>. . .like a pork chop—got it?

Got it. Excellent idea and good point re slide vs wood. And I agree re the concept of idea exchanges; it sure stimulates the imagination!

Thanks, guys. . .keep ‘em coming!

-- Kit, Paso Robles, CA, http://www.WoodworkerKit.com

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#6 posted 867 days ago

Sweet. . .gotta learn that software! Thanks, Jonathan! Showed it to DW. . .she likes the idea but said it was not big enough. . .told her that it could be larger. sigh

-- Kit, Paso Robles, CA, http://www.WoodworkerKit.com

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#7 posted 867 days ago

what about a hinge on the table top so that it folds up. have it go past 90 degrees so that it doesn’t want to fall back down. you could then have a small shelf on the underside of the top. have it angled a little bit so that as the top is up, the shelf is level. this would give you a shelf for the coffee that is higher than the regular top that you (or your wife) could reach when your bed is in it’s raised position.

did that make any sense? if i was better at sketch-up i’d make a picture.

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#8 posted 867 days ago

Bent. . .I am really sorry. . .I am just not grasping this image. . .

-- Kit, Paso Robles, CA, http://www.WoodworkerKit.com

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