Bench/bed flip down style? Any info

I am looking to build this style of bed/bench and I can only find this one photo on the internet. It takes you to some guys instagram page but I can’t find any build details for this style anywhere.

Has anyone went with this style. Anybody seen one in use? Pro/con?

Craig

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Greetings!

I really don’t care for that design because you have to remove the cushions to convert it. If you hinge the bottom and the back together, and add legs under the front lip, then you can simply pull it out, and just lift the back up a little to slide it back into a sofa.

Look at some of the old 50’s & 60’s travel trailers, they did it right.

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It takes some digging way back on his IG but he did post the dimensions in a comment or two with some brief info on how he set it up exactly.

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I just found a very similar design that I really like and thought you might like it, too, @Bike_Stuff.

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just putting it out there for people thinking of doing this - ive been warned by multiple sources against using a solid wood surface as a bed frame, it’s a big struggle with mold. So maybe add holes or some sort of break in the wood so your mattress has air flow underneath? or use specifically mold resistant paint?

i have also put a lot of thought into pull out/pull down/slide out murphy style or multiuse bed frames.

most people seem to prefer not to deal with the hassle of making up the bed everyday.

but there are also some who find the break in the mattress where the cushions for the couch meet to be uncomfortable.

so cons: mold prone as is, potentially uncomfy pros: space saving, simple build design

im curious if you stuck with this design and how it went?

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I really like my metal framed futon sofa/bed. Lots of ventilation for the mattress to prevent moisture problems. When I’m alone, I typically sleep on it in sofa mode.

futon_frame

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Agree. My vote goes to the metal plus you can just buy that in furniture stores but downside is will it fit?

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Mine goes along a side wall, so length doesn’t make a difference. I did have to lengthen the legs to raise it up enough to clear the wheel well. The legs on mine are round pipe, so I just got some cheap PVC pipe for to fit into, and created stilts for it.

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