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Old 12-13-2018, 02:14 AM   #1
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Side of bed storage ideas in 5.0TA

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I've been contemplating some ideas on how best to use the area next to the bed on a 5.1. I was thinking some vertical storage bins at the extreme end, such that the window is not impeded. Or a expandable bar with anchors such that things could be hung. I just wondered what great ideas others have come up with here.
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Old 12-13-2018, 04:40 PM   #2
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i have wine glass holders on each side the fold up when not in use. and a little wood table sits next to the bed also a few bins
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Old 12-13-2018, 05:51 PM   #3
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We do not use the cubby holes very much as we find them too far forward. My plan some day is to rebuild the whole corner cabinetry bigger, to include a cabinet. On the side in front of this cabinet I would like some kind of night table, just enough to hold a phone, glasses and book. This cabinetry and table would have to allow for fairly easy bed making. I would still leave enough room towards the rear as that is where I keep my guitar and Lisa some bins of craft stuff.
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Besides being too far forward, I find the cubby's too noisy. I find the bed side storage areas good the way they, but that's just us. If you were to build something in there would said cabinet/table not be in the way when making the bed? not that I'm the one that does such.
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Old 12-13-2018, 08:17 PM   #5
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I like the standard cubies in the 5.0TA. I'm a reader. Perfect place for me to put my book at the end of the day AND I've crushed multiple pairs of reading glasses over the years... no more. Are the cubies perfect, no. But I can always find my book AND my reading glasses.
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Interesting ideas. I don't need a cupboard beside the bed in Ten Forward. That's where I store extra rolled up blankets... no one besides me know they're here. At the end of the bed, next to the closet is where I put my 'morning sweats. I wake up in the morning, put on my 'sweats' just for a little while... while I'm waking up and having morning coffee.... they don't need to be in a cupboard... just 'handy.'
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Besides being too far forward, I find the cubby's too noisy. I find the bed side storage areas good the way they, but that's just us. If you were to build something in there would said cabinet/table not be in the way when making the bed? not that I'm the one that does such.
I was thinking the table would be something that flips up. The cabinet just a small, maybe 6" extension of what is there with the entire interior used. As the loft cabinetry is where we keep our folded clothes, some of the small stuff, socks, underwear, etc, could go in it. I would think it being a good inch away from the edge of the mattress on each side would be sufficient, but then, I too am not the one that deals with making it.
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Oo, oo, oo. Just had a brain wave, as opposed to usually having a brain fart. How about a slide out breadboard style night table. If the corner cabinet were a good foot deep, this would allow for a foot wide table, enough to fit my needs. It could then easily be stowed away for bed making, and allow room for stuff to sit underneath which would get in the way of a flip style table.
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Old 12-14-2018, 02:25 PM   #9
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We keep our TV at the end of the passenger side during travel and when in use it sits on top of a Berkey water filter. We like the TV out of the way and haven't been willing to screw into the cabinetry for the arm mount yet. We also keep an extra blanket or two on one of the sides of the bed.
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Interesting ideas. I don't need a cupboard beside the bed in Ten Forward. That's where I store extra rolled up blankets... no one besides me know they're here. At the end of the bed, next to the closet is where I put my 'morning sweats. I wake up in the morning, put on my 'sweats' just for a little while... while I'm waking up and having morning coffee.... they don't need to be in a cupboard... just 'handy.'
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