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24-OCT-2009 20091024_4458

BED SYSTEM 4: Plywood in the morning (4458)

Morning shot of the sleeping system with plywood atop Rubbermaid tote boxes.

My fourth system was designed to eliminate the need to move things around to create room for sleeping. I realized that the Rubbermaid Roughtote storage boxes I used to hold my travel gear could be used as a sleeping surface if covered with pieces of plywood. A headroom test confirmed that when lying on the totes I had just enough room to sit up.

The only problem was that the boxes were not flat on top. To solve that problem I cut four pieces of plywood to lay atop the boxes. I had to add a rug to my travel gear (laid atop the plywood) to protect my air mattress from splinters. The design seemed good on paper, but was more trouble to use than the previous system. The relatively large pieces of plywood had to be stored out of the way during the day so I could get stuff out of the boxes. Moving the plywood panels around was a pain. Back to the drawing board!

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cambriarhay17-Jun-2014 19:54
This is what my car looks like right now. I used to be able to use my own car to move all my stuff from house to house. Now that I'm married, I think we'll need a moving company to get it all over smoothly. Two people means twice the amount of stuff!
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