Tuesday, April 27, 2010

the bunk

The last couple years I slept on a folding camp cot. When I needed room for a large load of freight, I stored the cot and slept on the floor. Sometimes there was hardly enough room to sleep on the floor. The solution was a storable bunk that folds into the wall shelves that I made by modifying components of an ikea shelf system. The shelves are shallow enough that pallets that can clear the wheel-wells can clear the shelves, and the bunk is narrow enough that three pallets will fit whether the bunk is folded away or open.

The follow sequence shows the unfolding steps without the clutter of the van.