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Sleeping Platform

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by Debbie_t4r, Nov 22, 2021.

  1. Nov 22, 2021 at 9:15 AM
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    Debbie_t4r

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    Took some pointers from a few ideas online and started a build on a sleeping platform.

    Bottom half is going to double as storage that can stay in the back.
    Couple of pocket screws to hold it all together.
    Will eventually cover the top with some indoor/outdoor rug and throw a topper on it.
    No plans to put drawers in, at least not yet.

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  2. Nov 22, 2021 at 2:38 PM
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    Pretty much the same thing I did... just a simple 3/4 ply box, which initially didn't have a bottom but eventually I added one.


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    What's a jig? :dancingbacon: I hate wood work - I'll take wires any day over splinters LOL. Just FYI - you don't need drawers unless you have such talent to make them. I just cut two pieces of ply and hinged them to the box then used 2 gas cylinders to keep them up when needed. The covering is just some cheap speaker material that doesn't seem to hold up very well...
     
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    I concur - very nice!
     
  7. Nov 22, 2021 at 6:48 PM
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    Good chance I'm missing something because I don't see how either of the construction projects (both look well done) would provide a comfortable sleeping platform for a pretty run of the mill 5'10" person, like me for instance.
     
  8. Nov 22, 2021 at 11:22 PM
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    I’m 5’9” and I thought that too but when I’m sleeping I rarely sleep fully extended.
    Ive had an air mattress that’s under 6ft. (I forget the exact length) and i fit fine.

    My whole platform on this build is 64” and plan to test soon.

    Here are some updates on the upper half. The support for the upper is hinged together so it fold flat and fit like a T underneath and fitted to the cleat on the rear/under of the box. Platform sits on top and a little wider (because that’s how my air mattress is shaped lol)
    Drilled some holes that go through the clear and threw some bolts in to keep it from sliding.

    Tomorrow I’ll cover the tops with some indoor/outdoors so whatever I use for a topper will have a better surface to sit on.

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  9. Nov 23, 2021 at 2:16 AM
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    Looks like good work. One thing that has kept me from doing this or other similar platforms is using wood, the other thing is I suck at woodworking. How much would you estimate that the entire platform weighs?
     
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    If I had to guess somewhere around 50lbs give or take
     
  11. Nov 23, 2021 at 8:51 AM
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    Thanks for the update. I guess I missed the part about there even being an "upper part" from the original pictures. Well done. I'll follow to see the emerging project before commenting again.
     
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    I really wish i could run a platform like this but Im 6'4 and I need the additional headroom space(sitting up).
     
  13. Nov 23, 2021 at 2:14 PM
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    After a forearm work out I finally got the carpet in.

    Again, nothing fancy but it’ll do for now

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    The carpet is perfect - hard to beat the indoor/outdoor carpeting. Your efforts look great! Now break out the vacuum... :bananadance:
     
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    Hahaha gonna have to
     

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