Originally Posted by podunker
Awesome. Did it make it a lot better getting in/out/making bed? I noticed you left the bottom open, is that by design. Looks like a great place for shoes. I like having armrest when I sit down, so am looking at having some removable end tables instead that maybe I can put a cup holder on. Just spit balling, but yours looks good. Did you have to add any support?
Yes, I do like the extra room, especially at foot level. I left the bottom open to add some containers I could slide in and out for more storage. Here's the re-inforcement:
I removed the wood cross-member and replaced it with square aluminum tubing. Added a 1200lb steel shelf bracket for lateral stability.
FWIW, after looking at this and seeing how much space the couch takes up I may just remove it entirely. I'm thinking of just using some end tables and some higher end zero-gravity recliners or other seating that will fold up out of the way when I want the bed down.