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Bed frame question
#783703 October 13th 2021 7:32 pm
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I'm currently getting ready to build a bed frame and finish the interior in my van. This will be my third bed frame I've build so far. First one in my 78 g10 shorty, and I was thinking about using metal for the frame of the bed. I've only ever used lumber for my last builds, but was curious if any of you have used metal for the frame. Curious what the pros and cons would be and if its something you thought was worth doing. Thanks ya much

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Re: Bed frame question
coryjohn78 #783715 October 14th 2021 8:54 am
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I would say weight only depending on the metal you use. If you can find some aluminum extrusion you can leave it exposed and possibly get it anodized.


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Re: Bed frame question
coryjohn78 #783961 October 20th 2021 1:22 pm
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I once saw someone weld square tubing to make a nice solid frame, no heavier than wood, no lighter, only difference was it was a bit more open, allowing more storage space, easier access.


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maples01 #784343 October 27th 2021 7:44 pm
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Oh sick! Yeah I planned on welding mine in as well. Thanks for the feedback, much appreciated!


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