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Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!
I have a quick one that isn't perfectly finished yet. The head on my boat is at the end of the bed. Too close for comfort! So I made a simple box to cover it that also doubles as a bed extension. It works really well. I just need to have a proper pillow made for it. It cost as much as 1 piece of 48x48 ply wood does at Home Depot. Now that it worked so well I might redo it next summer with a nice piece of wood.
You could get rid of the drop board channels and the hassle of dealing with the drop board after you pull it out by putting a piano hinge on the front of the cover and attaching the drop board to the other side of the hinge. Then the front and top would fold up and back as one piece. A barrel bolt could fix the assembly in position when either raised and lowered.
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