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Anyone know how to convert a sofa bed into pure storage? Answered

I liven SF and am completely out of room at this point. The bed in this hide-away-bed is so uncomfortable, guests don't use it anyway. I want to remove the hide a bed portion, leave the couch and, reclaim the area for storage... 
ANy ideas? the couch is the ektorp model from ikea and has springs.

this one:
http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/S79876880

i am decently handy, can get wood, have a drill and jigsaw.

thanks for any ideas!


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sshuggi (author)2011-08-09

Going along the lines of what onrust said, remove all the bed and useless material until you're left with an empty, sofa-like box. Next step, make a sturdier box to put in it to sit on. I made a rough drawing of what you could do. Make the dimensions such that you could just set the sofa over it. If you have a bottom on the plywood box, you can cut out handles on the ends and have it as transportable storage.

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iceng (author)2011-08-09

Yes and raise it Those sofas are way too low.
Now you can put roll drawers under it for more space junk.

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onrust (author)2011-08-09

All you need is to support the plywood that the cushion will rest on. Remove EVERYTHING else that will not support the plywood & hence your storage space.

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