You will need
- The old clamshell, plywood, hacksaw, tarp, drill, scissors, file, pen, sand, wood cork, clear varnish, aluminum tubes, screws.
First make a drawing of the clamshell, in accordance with the given pattern and clearly indicate required dimensions. Prepare those parts of the old cot, of which will be made some parts new. So, a broken cot will give your design back and front legs, the leg shelf as well as spacers and pads. Armrest, roof transforms into a Desk and back combs, thrust bearings and fasteners will have to produce themselves.
Cut out of 6 mm plywood is a template for the roof of the table. File down the edges so they weren't uneven. Then smoothen the surface with sandpaper of medium size. Drill the holes for mounting the workpiece and cover with several layers of colorless nail Polish.
You can now proceed to the arms and back. They are made of duralumin tubes. For the arms just cut segments of the tubes of the desired length. After all, they will be straight. The back should be curved in two places. Cut the portion of the tube. The tube is not cracked, it is necessary from one end of the cork, then filled in with sand and close the second tube. You can now bend the tube as needed. Assemble the cotto secure the part with screws.
Advice 2: How to choose a cot
Clamshell is an indispensable thing in the country and in the house. Probably every man dreams of a hot day laying in the shade on a cot. The problem only occurs with her the right choice. Need a responsible approach to this issue.
In contrast to a simple bed, a cot can be easily folded and put into the closet. Also it is much cheaper than any other sleeping subject. However, to assess the folding cot must not by price, but by quality.
Currently, the most affordable are compact models, which are mostly used without mattresses. These include clamshell, which do not have mattresses. They don't take up much space. It is worth noting the convenience they have is minimal. They are best used for a short break.
There are cots made of only one fabric. The problem is that over time it sags, and the seams apart. If you decided to buy such a sleeping subject, pay attention to the quality of welds, and the material of the fabric itself. Of the advantages include the smallest folded size and the lightest weight. The frame is usually made of aluminum. This product is indispensable for a mobile rest, when weight and size is of great importance.
Many in the market also classic cots. They consist of springs and fabric. Over time, and this cot is in disrepair. This happens if the manufacturer uses for the manufacture of springs of low quality materials. The springs will be stretched, and the fabric will SAG.
Rollaways, which are based on steel slats, can be attributed to a budget-friendly option. They are inexpensive. Please note, this cot will not be able to provide sufficient rigidity. Will sagging. For longer holidays it is best to buy a cot with wooden slats. It is best if it is combined variant is a stretched spring fabric and slats of wood. They have a good rigidity of the substrate. If you also use a high mattress, you can fully enjoy all the delights of a comfortable stay.