Tuesday, February 16, 2010

More Projects

Well here we are still in Tomball, Texas and waiting to take off in early March. Oh I forgot to tell you that we have landed a job in Southern Virginia starting in April. We are very excited and can't wait to get going.
In the mean time we have been doing some remodeling I guess. You see we have a sleeper/sofa that we just don't like. When the sleeper is pulled out you can't get to the kitchen area without lifting the foot end of the bed. (Very hard to do when your hands are full with stuff). So instead of purchasing a different type of couch we decided to just pull the sleeper portion out and make storage underneath it. Sounds simple................Yea Right!!

Here is the sofa without the sleeper part.

Ok so that wasn't too bad, 6 screws and 2 bolts and it was out the door. Now we can see the potential storage area but no where to sit. We start the framing process now.

I cut a 2x3 stud into little legs and mounted them to the back of the couch. Here take a look.

As you can see I also placed a center 1x3 board with legs. This will give support for the plywood that will be coming next. Also take notice of the legs and board in the front part of the couch.

Ok time for another pic. I bet you are now sitting on the edge of your seat just waiting to see how it came out, aren't (is that a word?) you???

Now you are starting to see that I cut a piece of plywood for the back section of the couch and placed a piano hinge for the second piece of plywood that will make the lid.

Opps, there is Brianne helping out with the couch. She does like to help out with almost any kind of project. Ok on with the project.

Now you can see the finished product. Drill a hole in the front of the lid so you can lift it and there you have it. Place the cushions on and have a cold one. Sherry couldn't wait for me to get out of the way so she can get started putting stuff away.

Oh by the way Brianne is sleeping on the couch with no problem. We are talking about some kind of extension to the couch so she will have more room in the future.

We will be trying to keep up with the blog but you know how that goes.

See Ya next time.

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