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Sunday, February 14, 2016


Fully extended for about six feet and 2.5 inches of sleeping space (the width is about the equivalent of a full size bed)...

...and then mere seconds later, neatly stowed to create plenty of standing room for non-sleeping endeavors...

The whole structure is extremely solid, and in keeping with the standard set by those nutty German engineers, it's possible that I totally over-engineered this thing. But when it comes to supporting one's body five feet off the floor for eight hours or so, over-engineering seems better than under.

There's still a bit of cosmetic finishing work to do on the side rails, but the platform is now totally functional, so I'm planning to sleep upstairs for the first time tonight. Pretty cool.