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Planning the elevated sofa


The final living-room zone slated for an upgrade this winter is our Ancient Futon. We got the furniture used over a decade ago, and the mattress did a good job for the first few years. By this point, though, no amount of flipping and thumping keeps the cloth from sagging. Meanwhile, the bars are very much evident underneath your bum.

I took a slumpfy before photo without tidying to show the things I'd usually hide. Odds and ends are stuffed underneath, coats have a tendency to get draped over the edge, and there's a cinderblock replacing the middle leg. Mark tells me we can do much better.


The idea is to create a Raised day bed/sofa with space underneath for seed starting, coat hanging, and general storage. Trailer ceilings are low and Mark is tall, though, so the structure won't be very raised --- just 28.5 inches from floor to the beginning of the bed supports. Stay tuned for details as the project progresses...and Huckleberry's notes on whether a raised day bed is as acceptable as an ancient futon for cat napping.



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