Dining Booth Day Bed

Discussion in 'RV Tips & Tricks' started by ssnowden, Apr 26, 2011.

  1. ssnowden

    ssnowden New Member

    We got our Class C and wanted to add some seating space. We had a local upholsterer make us three new cushions with the same size and cloth materials that are in the dining booth seats. Here is our result.
    http://kyrvers.posterous.com/customized-dining-booth

    The back cushion is the full length of the booth and fits snugly into the side cushions. We had some pillows hiding it a bit in the picture, but it works just like we thought it would. It's very comfortable and opened up a lot of seating/laying around space.
     
  2. H2H1

    H2H1 Senior Member

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    I love it, it looks so comfy. good work
     
  3. TexasClodhopper

    TexasClodhopper Senior Member

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    That's nicely done. A couple of points come to mind ...

    Please consider the safety ramifications of using that area while driving.

    Those blinds are like mine. You will be restringing them quicker if your guests bump and push against them while enjoying your new seating area.
     
  4. ssnowden

    ssnowden New Member

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    Thanks. It is comfortable. Since there's only 3 of us, we each have a good spot while driving, but the one booth has seat belts as well. I was concerned about the blinds too and so far, the thickness of the cushion along with the pillows have pretty much kept them far enough back not to be impacted so far by people sitting or laying around in it.

    But, with a 10 yr old, i'm sure restringing will be on my agenda. Any advice on restringing them? I have one set on the other side that just started fraying last trip and need to be restrung.
     
  5. TexasClodhopper

    TexasClodhopper Senior Member

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    There has been 'threads' here on the forum about restringing, but a Google search will bring up something I'm sure. It isn't easy, but possible. There are companies out there that do it for you, too.

    I got lucky. After I'd boned up on the subject, my darling bride Sallyberetta talked Winnebago into replacing the ones that were broken with new ones under warranty. All I had to do was rehang the new ones!
     
  6. Bounder Boy

    Bounder Boy New Member

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    So when you want to eat, you have to take it apart and store the cushions somewhere each time??????
     
  7. ssnowden

    ssnowden New Member

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    Yes, and they fit well beside the bed in the back, so they're not in the way.
     
  8. ssnowden

    ssnowden New Member

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    Thanks TexasClodhopper. I'll look around for re-stringing of the shades.
     
  9. big bilko

    big bilko Senior Member

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    Restringing the blinds is very simple.Do not wait until the cord is broken.Buy the nylon cord in the color you require. Cut the old cord at the bottom . Light a match or candle and hold both ends of cord together.Twist both cords between your fingers to join them.(wet your finger first)Then simply pull cord slowly thru blind until only new cord is left. Tie off and knot. Job done Takes about 2 minutes. We charge about $50. Dont tell anyone.Regards BIG BILKO. :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil:
     
  10. ssnowden

    ssnowden New Member

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    Thanks big_bilko! I will give that a try. My lips are sealed too. :approve:
     
  11. brodavid

    brodavid Senior Member

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    Big Bilko, great idea, but not telling either
     

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