When we bought our RV, we decided the couch would have to go. It was nice but was not something we needed when we get on the road. Yes, it folds out to make a bed for overnight guests. We did not need the extra seating when considering what we wanted in that spot. Carol loves quilting and crafting. The idea of replacing the couch with a craft center was the solution.
So, off I went to my woodshop to make a crafter for Carol. I removed the legs from a 6 foot folding table and built a more suitable frame using the same construction technique found in RV’s Here is what I came up with. The only thing I had to purchase was a couple of 4x8 sheets of 1/4” oak plywood. Home Depot had some on the rack marked as “damaged” for $2 per sheet instead of $13.00 per sheet for the good stuff. Since the plan called for cutting the sheets, I was able to find 2 sheets that would work. Now all I need to do is get it into the RV.
Our daughter took the couch from the RV so that left a nice spot for the craft center.
Yikes! Pretty tight fit. Sure hope it fits through the door. That sucker is glued together and will not come apart without damaging it. If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.
YEAH! That’s what I’m talking about. Once I figured out how to get it into the door and get it turned, the rest was pretty easy.
Now to accessorize it a bit. The bins on the right are on wheels so they roll in or out as needed. Carol has not seen this in the RV yet, but I think she will be pleased.
When traveling, the bins will be stowed with drawers facing in and pushed all the way in. The sewing machine will fit under the center section on the floor. The space on the left will be filled with stackable containers. And it weighs less than the couch.
PS – When you come for an overnight visit, you will be sleeping on a air bed on the floor. Hope that is OK.