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Old 01-08-2016, 01:26 PM   #11
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Type of plastic storage box I mounted.
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Old 01-08-2016, 03:08 PM   #12
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This is excellent and very helpful.
A Question? What are the approximate inside dimensions of the finished drawer? It looks to be about 14" or so high by about 14" wide by 30-36"? Quite a bit of useful extra storage space "scalped" out of the underneath the bed.
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Old 01-08-2016, 03:56 PM   #13
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One drawback I have found is the drawer will cause a loss of access to the remaining space. Oh, you can access it from the lid under the mattress but that is a two person job unless you add another mod of some sort of hydraulic lift. I am not convinced the lift gives you good access and ease of use. If you are going to do the drawer you might consider having Escape add the second door to that area, this would be just outside the bathroom.

I have an extra door from Escape and am contemplating installing it at this location. We would use it as a clothes hamper.

You are pretty close on dimensions behind the door but I cannot measure. My guess is 14 wide by 15 high.
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Thanks from over here, too, Charlie. I'm going to copy your design; I ordered the same slides and found a drawer online as well (mine won't be as elegant -- birch plywood instead of hardwood). Should be a fun project and I won't have to reach back in there any more for "my" clothes tub, which for some reason has become the one stuffed further back, behind DW's.
Where did you order the drawer from? Not having a table saw, I am going to either order a drawer or have a local carpenter construct one. I think this is a great mod!
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Where did you order the drawer from? Not having a table saw, I am going to either order a drawer or have a local carpenter construct one. I think this is a great mod!
I ordered the drawer from Lakeside Moulding. Less expensive than what Charlie used, and aesthetically inferior, but leaves money over for beer. Looks like I have to assemble the drawer box when it arrives, but I think I can handle that...
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Great comment Paul
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Old 01-08-2016, 05:59 PM   #17
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If you have Escape add an access door on the bath side of the 21 bed pedestal, be sure to ask that it be rearward enough to open the added door 90 degrees to pull your drawer out without having to open the bathroom door first. I wasn't aware of the interference issue, so when I made a shoe box I discovered the bath door has to be open to pull my shoe drawer out.

It's a divided box I can slide out and use a hose to clean after sticking muddy shoes in it.
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One drawback I have found is the drawer will cause a loss of access to the remaining space......If you are going to do the drawer you might consider having Escape add the second door to that area, this would be just outside the bathroom.
The black tank is under the 21 bathroom; toilet is fastened to it! No space there.
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Old 01-08-2016, 07:37 PM   #19
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That is a second great addition to underbed storage.
It would seem that the request to ETI is for: 1. An under bed access door facing the dining area, (Acces Door 1#) and 2. An underbed access door on the bathroom side with adequate clearance to allow Access Door 2# to open without having to open the bathroom door.
Do I understand correctly?
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That is a second great addition to underbed storage.
It would seem that the request to ETI is for: 1. An under bed access door facing the dining area, (Acces Door 1#) and 2. An underbed access door on the bathroom side with adequate clearance to allow Access Door 2# to open without having to open the bathroom door.
Do I understand correctly?
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You got it right. I've installed a couple of "shoe drawers" for customers on the bath side where they requested that clearance and had no problems - just not sure that it's a standard ETI placement yet.

Also request that ETI place the floor support rail on the water heater side of the vertical bed support struts. The installers place them on either side, but if it is on the side nearest your access door #1 it will interfere with the drawer slides about 3/4 inch so you have to install a narrower drawer, or move it as I have done for customers.
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