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Old 03-07-2013, 12:36 PM   #1
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Murphy Bed Sofa Mod

Here is our solution to getting under the sofa without taking panel down every time!
Cut the board in half, put hinges on it now we can acess our bins easily, we thought for 2 years how to make it easier to get under there and this is definitely the solution and easy! also installed a glass shelf under the tv to hold a small dvd player since our geneiss does not work consistently. It looks so nice, and I think we are finally done with our mods for a while!Click image for larger version

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Old 03-07-2013, 02:15 PM   #2
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Nice!
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Old 03-07-2013, 04:27 PM   #3
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Cool idea. Might have to see if we have space there.
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Old 03-12-2013, 05:15 PM   #4
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That is completely cool! How did you finish the ends you cut? Goin to do mine asap.
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Old 03-12-2013, 05:59 PM   #5
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Very nice!
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Old 03-12-2013, 06:30 PM   #6
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That is very clever. I love mods that look like they should have always been that way.
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Old 03-13-2013, 12:39 AM   #7
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We removed fabric cut board and restapled! Used it this week and it is sooo much more convenient should have done it sooner!
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I have been thinking about putting hinges on the top of mine so that it lifts up. Do the panels swing open when in transit or is there a latch?
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We put an L bracket on each door to catch the sofa frame and no they have not come open.
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Hi Again,

Sorry to bother you again, and your pics tell a fine tale on this mod. I have a couple of questions: What kind of hinges and closing devices did you use. I would expect you would have to install the hinges first before cutting the board in order that the two pieces line up after cutting. I plan to follow your example on this, so want to be sure before I start cutting. My record on these kinds of renos is not stellar.
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