User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 08-22-2019, 12:01 PM #16
silverslug silverslug is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: Oregun
Posts: 37
silverslug is on a distinguished road
silverslug silverslug is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: Oregun
Posts: 37
silverslug is on a distinguished road
Perfect! This is exactly what I've been wanting .... please post materials list and plans ;-)
__________________
2019 T4R TRD ORP Silver | BFG KO2s | RSG Sliders | Rago MSP | SSO Roof Rack | Icon Stage 1 | CBI Steel Skid Plates
2005 UZJ100 LC | 200k miles strong
silverslug is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old Yesterday, 04:34 AM #17
rageandlove's Avatar
rageandlove rageandlove is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2017
Location: Seattle
Posts: 123
rageandlove will become famous soon enough rageandlove will become famous soon enough
rageandlove rageandlove is offline
Member
rageandlove's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2017
Location: Seattle
Posts: 123
rageandlove will become famous soon enough rageandlove will become famous soon enough
Quote:
Originally Posted by silverslug View Post
Perfect! This is exactly what I've been wanting .... please post materials list and plans ;-)
Here is a link to a blog that provides a bit of a how-to. Here are the dimensions I used:



Necessary materials:
  • A single 5'x5' sheet of ĺ" Baltic birch plywood
  • Three pieces of L-track
  • Some screws and glue
You can get one of the sliding pull outs with the single sheet of plywood if you cut carefully. For two, you will need a second sheet.

Good luck!
rageandlove is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old Yesterday, 09:49 AM #18
jhguth jhguth is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Posts: 829
jhguth is a jewel in the rough jhguth is a jewel in the rough jhguth is a jewel in the rough
jhguth jhguth is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Posts: 829
jhguth is a jewel in the rough jhguth is a jewel in the rough jhguth is a jewel in the rough
i wish i had a table saw for dado slots
jhguth is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old Yesterday, 09:53 AM #19
rageandlove's Avatar
rageandlove rageandlove is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2017
Location: Seattle
Posts: 123
rageandlove will become famous soon enough rageandlove will become famous soon enough
rageandlove rageandlove is offline
Member
rageandlove's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2017
Location: Seattle
Posts: 123
rageandlove will become famous soon enough rageandlove will become famous soon enough
Look around for places that can help - I found two places in Seattle for example where you can rent a table saw (and get help if needed) for not much $.

Quote:
Originally Posted by jhguth View Post
i wish i had a table saw for dado slots
rageandlove is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old Yesterday, 10:39 AM #20
HanginInUtah's Avatar
HanginInUtah HanginInUtah is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: West Jordan, UT
Posts: 216
Real Name: Ben
HanginInUtah is on a distinguished road
HanginInUtah HanginInUtah is offline
Member
HanginInUtah's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: West Jordan, UT
Posts: 216
Real Name: Ben
HanginInUtah is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by SnowYeti View Post
For me and least, carpet would be preferred for less slip and noise. Making the router grooves for the tie down rails a little wider and deeper and press the carpet into the grooves then screw down the rails so there are no edges of carpet to catch and peel
This. Platform. Is. AWESOME!! and adding carpet would complete it for me I would probably even just leave it installed. Sunday I went for a drive with my wife, and the slide outs would have been perfect for our picnic. I've got the tools, and a place to make it... now just need the time!
__________________
1992 3.0 Auto - First Project -Sold-
1995 3.0 Manual - Second Project - Sold-
2018 TRD ORP Barcelona Red
HanginInUtah is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old Yesterday, 03:47 PM #21
rageandlove's Avatar
rageandlove rageandlove is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2017
Location: Seattle
Posts: 123
rageandlove will become famous soon enough rageandlove will become famous soon enough
rageandlove rageandlove is offline
Member
rageandlove's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2017
Location: Seattle
Posts: 123
rageandlove will become famous soon enough rageandlove will become famous soon enough
Quote:
Originally Posted by HanginInUtah View Post
This. Platform. Is. AWESOME!! and adding carpet would complete it for me I would probably even just leave it installed. Sunday I went for a drive with my wife, and the slide outs would have been perfect for our picnic. I've got the tools, and a place to make it... now just need the time!
Good luck. For the second version, the woodwork and screw/glue work took less than 3 hours. Finishing was more work, but you can do that over time. Or carpet would make finishing fast ...
rageandlove is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old Yesterday, 04:28 PM #22
mscot mscot is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: Colorado
Posts: 636
mscot will become famous soon enough
MY GARAGE
mscot mscot is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: Colorado
Posts: 636
mscot will become famous soon enough
MY GARAGE
Quote:
Originally Posted by jhguth View Post
i wish i had a table saw for dado slots
where do you live?
__________________
TRD Off Road Prem w/ KDSS: XD Series Turbine wheels, Toytec Boss Performance w/ Dobinsons rr springs, RCI 5-degree sliders, Sprint Boost, C4 Fab Lo Pro bumper w/ winch and lights, some black stuff here and there
Build thread
mscot is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old Yesterday, 05:57 PM #23
jhguth jhguth is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Posts: 829
jhguth is a jewel in the rough jhguth is a jewel in the rough jhguth is a jewel in the rough
jhguth jhguth is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Posts: 829
jhguth is a jewel in the rough jhguth is a jewel in the rough jhguth is a jewel in the rough
Quote:
Originally Posted by mscot View Post
where do you live?
Raleigh,NC
jhguth is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old Yesterday, 09:27 PM #24
Daikon's Avatar
Daikon Daikon is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: LAX
Posts: 119
Daikon is on a distinguished road
Daikon Daikon is offline
Member
Daikon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: LAX
Posts: 119
Daikon is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by rageandlove View Post
Hello good people. First off, I'd like to thank @MTN4RNR and @KingTaco for their advice, inspiration, and wisdom. Very helpful and kind people who helped me with the design of this platform.

I recently built a platform that allows me to (1) sleep in the back of the 4Runner and (2) secure cargo while driving trails. In addition, the platform serves (3) as a table that can be used to cook and eat along the way.

It was built out of a single piece of baltic birch 1/2" plywood, covered in line-x, and bolted to the truck in a secure and entirely non-destructive way.

The goals were: light as possible, serve as both a sleeping platform and a place to cook etc., be light enough it's easy to remove and replace, work with or without a fridge at a later point in time, and anchor using no cutting or drilling - just existing attachment points.

It turned out pretty well, but in the process of building the platform, I learned some things that upon reflection leads me to want to build a second version.

First, it's possible to build something that's light enough that it's easy to add and remove for trips ... so no need for permanent install. Second, line-x is heavy, which works against flexibility. Third, 1/2 inch is thicker than ones needs for a plaform for sleeping, at least for my height and weight.

So I am going to build v2 of this thing. It will follow the same basic design, except:

1) No line-x resulting in less wieght.
2) Easy to remove and install, so it is there when you need it, but in the garage when you don't.
3) A third tie-down rail down the middle, which gives flexibility should I install a fridge later on.













Are the slide out tables on any sort of ball bearing drawer rails for support or do they literally just sit on top of the carpet?
Daikon is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old Yesterday, 11:34 PM #25
rageandlove's Avatar
rageandlove rageandlove is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2017
Location: Seattle
Posts: 123
rageandlove will become famous soon enough rageandlove will become famous soon enough
rageandlove rageandlove is offline
Member
rageandlove's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2017
Location: Seattle
Posts: 123
rageandlove will become famous soon enough rageandlove will become famous soon enough
Quote:
Originally Posted by Daikon View Post
Are the slide out tables on any sort of ball bearing drawer rails for support or do they literally just sit on top of the carpet?
Neither. They run on wooden rails. If you look at the picture here, you can see what I mean.
rageandlove is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old Today, 01:09 AM #26
aznxpsyko aznxpsyko is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: San Francisco
Posts: 16
aznxpsyko is on a distinguished road
aznxpsyko aznxpsyko is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: San Francisco
Posts: 16
aznxpsyko is on a distinguished road
Thanks for sharing! Will be looking into building something similar with a slide out to replace this basic last minute one I made for a recent trip.
aznxpsyko is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Reply

Tags
easy , light , line-x , platform , sleeping

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
FS: 4th gen storage platform + fold-out sleeping platform (Boston, MA) xxaarraa For Sale: T4R Items 18 05-15-2019 10:32 AM
Sleeping Platform in 4th gen rocketboy 4th Gen T4Rs 5 10-03-2018 05:48 PM
Sleeping without a platform Taylor20 3rd gen T4Rs 18 06-20-2018 07:59 PM
Yet Another Sleeping Platform daDrumpf 5th gen T4Rs 16 03-24-2016 10:00 PM
Sleeping Platform!! piperoo 3rd gen T4Rs 4 08-16-2010 09:40 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:51 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
***This site is an unofficial Toyota site, and is not officially endorsed, supported, authorized by or affiliated with Toyota. All company, product, or service names references in this web site are used for identification purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective owners. The Toyota name, marks, designs and logos, as well as Toyota model names, are registered trademarks of Toyota Motor Corporation***Ad Management plugin by RedTyger
 
Copyright © 2019


Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.