Sunday, 7 October 2012

Bedroom - cross bed construction

The calorifier and central heating pipes and circulation pump are sited under the bed.
To allow easy access for maintenance the bed slats over these are made to be easily removable and simply lift out, hence the spacers on the cross beam. The remaining slats are all retained by screws which can be easily be removed for more major access.

Cross beds have to span the corridor but be convenient to remove during the day when the bed is not in use. There are various ways of arranging the support of the bed bottom (eg hinged flap or slide out section) which have complications in construction, clearance of gunnels etc, and use. After consideration of these various solutions we have decided to go for a simple set of three drop in pannels as shown.
This was easy to make and is quick to set up as each pannel has a large hand hole.
During the day these will be stacked against the corner of the bedroom/bathroom wall and retained by a turn button.

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