Daughter enlisted in military which freed up a bedroom but she's
expected to visit periodically. Would like to build a small
(twin-sized) kd bed to accomodate her when she's home, say, once a
year. Other than Thermarest camping matresses, I'm unaware of
alternatives for space-saving matresses for this project.
Requirements are comfort and compact storage, in that order. I will
look into modern air matresses but am somewhat prejudiced against
them. Has anyone else faced this problem?
Yes, but we've got a daybed to cover that eventuality. Might want to look
into that or a futon if you're using the room as a den.
If not, strongly consider one of the self-inflating air mattresses. I sleep
on mine when I'm on ambulance shift rather than the bunk provided.
Depending on her station, she might just appreciate the home floor and fresh
cookies. Cots and three weeks postage to Iraq.
Nice to see another Ukrainian on the group.
Better idea. All in a Ziplock, but in each, a slice of Wonder Bread or such
will all the preservatives. Works great.
Talked with him on IM yesterday, and he got his maple syrup. Says it makes
quite an impression in the chow hall when he pulls out the little jug.
My son is in Army basic training. I'm making a loft bed out of his twin
bed. SWMBO's sewing stuff is going on a table underneath it. ;-) The
computer that used to be in the living room has already found a new home on
On 19 Nov 2003 04:59:37 -0800, firstname.lastname@example.org (mike korenchuk)
How about a fold-out sofa bed ? The mattress is a rollable futon, and
it forms the cushions when in use as a sofa. My favourite design has
a rigid backless frame holding the two ends and the arms apart, the
back and seat are rigid frames that fold downwards with a central
hinge, and the "matttress" is supported on a wire chain-link net. So
long as the net is tensioned adequately (no hammock slump) and the
mattress is a good grade of cotton batting, not foam, then these are
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On 19-Nov-2003, email@example.com (mike korenchuk) wrote:
I find the Camp Rest size Thermarest to be at least, if not more,
comfortable than my bed (which has a brand name orthopedic mattress).
I know a lot of folks would consider a Thermarest to be a poor
offering, but I don't. I'd rather sleep on one than on most guest
beds. When travelling, I've been known to sleep on a Thermarest
next to the bed in a B&B. YMMV
Thanks for the many great ideas. Upstairs bedroom is too small for a
sofa bed and they're awfully heavy to get up the stairs. With an 8ft
ceiling, I'm wondering about the practicality of the loft idea. Not
too much head room. but I haven't discounted it completely. My wife
likes the aerobed idea and I'm a true believer in Thermarests, one of
which would, I'm sure, fit nicely into a kd frame. And would even
look good too. Thanks again!
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