A continuing journey into the psyche of Carl La Fong, world traveler, jack of all trades, soldier of fortune, adviser to kings and potentates and lover of beautiful women. All opinions are those of Carl. The author is to be held blameless for any death or dismemberment that may result from following any of the procedures contained herein.
"What the world needs, is more geniuses with humility. There are so few of us left." Oscar Levant
Thursday, November 12, 2015
Beware Of What Lurks Under The Bed
Under the bed, there is a large storage area. I had noticed that when the trailer was built, the platform was almost a foot shorter than the mattress. This was odd and done for no good reason that I could see. This also left the end of the mattress unsupported. It had begun to sag. I added an 11 inch strip to the end of the platform to give it the extra length it needed. This was better, but it I were to sit on the end of the bed to take off my shoes, it could break off. I grabbed some 1/2 inch birch plywood and built a three sided support that butted into the existing storage box. I had some paint mixed that matches the wood grain finish. It has no grain, but it barely shows and isn't noticeable. We now have a full length, fully supported bed platform with an additional 6 or 7 cubic feet of storage