16. Trailer Bunk Conversion

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Remove the upper unused bunk in a travel trailer and create usable shelf space.

I had to recreate the upper bunk (the before picture), because I neglected to take a picture.

The area in light brown behind the arrow will be removed.

The paneling and bunk facing materials were saved for the new shelf.

A new corner shelf was created.

The corner shelf was joined to a new back shelf.

The white arrows indicate a hollow cavity between the shelf and the ceiling below.  I ran new wiring through this area to install more lighting for the bed below.

Finished Project

I reused all the material salvaged from the bunk.
I needed extra shelf facing, I made this from clear cedar finished with honey maple stain and water based gloss polyurethane top coat.

The new design allowed easier access when getting into bed.  The triangular corner shelf is now used for the  DVD player.  There is now a reachable shelf while lying in bed.

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