My Couch Solution

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Saprophyte
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My Couch Solution

Post by Saprophyte » Sun Nov 22, 2015 10:37 am

I was never satisfied with the under-couch storage in the B190, so I changed it entirely. Now it folds up out of the way so I can reach all my cargo from above rather than through the drawer. The drawer on mine had fallen apart before I bought it anyway, so I removed it. There's just a big empty compartment under the couch.

I started by taking the couch out entirely.
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I added strap hinges to the back of the base of the couch's steel frame. The other half of the hinge attaches to 4"x4" blocks. These raise the seat-height of the couch by 4", but it gives the clearance needed to allow the frame to lift up.

Here's a video showing how it works:
https://youtu.be/4DcZr6YOZKQ

This lets me use the entire space under the couch.
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I keep a small stick under there which I use to prop up the couch when I need it out of the way, as you can see there. This last picture was taken some time later, after my new floor. See more on that here:http://b190.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=2310

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lido14co
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Re: My Couch Solution

Post by lido14co » Tue Nov 24, 2015 11:53 am

Nice work


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Re: My Couch Solution

Post by VT964x4 » Sat Nov 28, 2015 8:15 pm

Thanks for the details, really great work!

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Re: My Couch Solution

Post by Adkins family » Mon Nov 30, 2015 2:44 pm

Brilliant!

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Re: My Couch Solution

Post by Adkins family » Mon Nov 30, 2015 2:47 pm

Floor looks good as well as the work with the couch.

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Re: My Couch Solution

Post by Cgzito » Mon Aug 08, 2016 2:54 pm

Awesome idea. How can I make this work?

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Re: My Couch Solution

Post by okaynagan » Fri Apr 20, 2018 3:04 pm

must add this to our project list. What a great idea!
Saprophyte wrote:I was never satisfied with the under-couch storage in the B190, so I changed it entirely. Now it folds up out of the way so I can reach all my cargo from above rather than through the drawer. The drawer on mine had fallen apart before I bought it anyway, so I removed it. There's just a big empty compartment under the couch.

I started by taking the couch out entirely.
ImageImage

I added strap hinges to the back of the base of the couch's steel frame. The other half of the hinge attaches to 4"x4" blocks. These raise the seat-height of the couch by 4", but it gives the clearance needed to allow the frame to lift up.

Here's a video showing how it works:
https://youtu.be/4DcZr6YOZKQ

This lets me use the entire space under the couch.
Image
I keep a small stick under there which I use to prop up the couch when I need it out of the way, as you can see there. This last picture was taken some time later, after my new floor. See more on that here:http://b190.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=2310

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Re: My Couch Solution

Post by mtodd54 » Sun Dec 30, 2018 10:20 am

Great idea - thanks for the details on how to do it! So the back bolts connect to the frame and 4x4 blocks (attached to the wood box). Do the original front bolts from the frame to box attach to anything? (or do you leave those off)

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