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Old 06-29-2016, 06:48 PM   #21
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Thanks for your response. Mike


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Old 07-19-2016, 07:45 PM   #22
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Well, I raised the sofa three inches, and added three inch foam thingy on top the mattress. Looks and feels level. I used the existing L brackets and screw holes, and then screwed the sofa into the wood legs. Also, I had to compensate an inch to be able to the window knobs. No complaints from the grandchildren after two nights.


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Old 07-26-2016, 02:51 PM   #23
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I worked on mine today and decided on 2 1/4" for risers. I put a level on the bed structure and it was level both ways. I plan to make risers for both side so that the weight is distributed evenly over the length of both ends of the couch.
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Old 07-26-2016, 04:03 PM   #24
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Just out of curiosity what made you guys decide against cutting the legs?
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Old 07-26-2016, 06:16 PM   #25
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We didn't take off the legs, they were removed prior to delivery and it through off the geometry for the hide a bed. Your feet are literally several inches above your head
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For me, I just decided to raise the sofa instead of cutting the bed frame. Turns out-raising the sofa provided me enough room to place my gun safe and exercise mats underneath the sofa.


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Old 07-27-2016, 10:06 AM   #27
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Just out of curiosity what made you guys decide against cutting the legs?
sorry read from my phone and didn't respond correctly. Raising the sofa seemed easier than cutting the two legs and then shortening the tube at the end and getting all of the geometry correct. I'll slide a 2/1/4" by 30" riser under each end and secure. The upside is a place for a gun safe......
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Old 07-30-2016, 01:10 PM   #28
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I used the left over scrap 3/4" birch plywood used in firming up my kitchen dinette seats as legs for the hide-a-bed. I glued 3 pieces together about 2 1/2" wide by 2 1/4" high. Wrapped them in black weed barrier material. I cut them about 32" long and secured to the floor using the factory L brackets and to the sofa with some T brackets.

I put rubber covers on the middle legs and a small carpet rug under the end bar to stop any floor scratching. The bed sits absolutely level side to side and front to back. I added a 3" cool foam pad from walmart ($130) and now this bed is just as comfortable and any bed. Thanks for all of the help and ideas.
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