Add 'headboard'

    Actually done at same time I replaced the broken glass, added a 'headboard'. Our beds head space utilizes the sloping wall space of nose front. It works as far as sleeping but itís also where we read watch TV etc. Setting up in bed required the uses of a lot of pillows. Not really comfortable, and really not good for the window. Though I donít think so, could have been a possible cause of glass cracking. At any rate since I have stuff apart fixing the window decided to address lack of headboard.

    A note about the cabover window-if you have option donít get one. On ours though itís never leaked, because of angle condensation is extreme, water just runs off it. Second is itís at the head of bed, your right up to it- cold (or hot). Our primary issue though is not having headboard or wall. We stuff several pillows agains it so we can set up in the bed. Never been a good idea, leaning against window. .

    Iím am going to add a plexi glass to inside frame making it at least semi-dual pane. Should help with condensation. But for the moment Iím adding something to keep us from leaning against window and make setting up more comfortable. Because of the angle not an easy task. Canít build a headboard. My 1st thought was couple of closet poles going from cabinet to cabinet. Went to Hardware to see what I might use. Wood poles would work but found a package of old lawn chair webbing--eh?

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    So plan changed. Run a few vertical strips behind from floor to overhead wall. Will give us a back rest, wonít add something else to bang our heads on. Fairley easy. As we have bed pillows virtually wonít see the strips. Found some cool lil plastic buttons that will snap onto 1/4" head screws.

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    Odd angle, looking up at bottom of shelf. Thereís a 1x under paneling. Once back in camper all my new hardware trim unneeded. Attachment at the top will be behind the curtain valance-simply canít see. I started with the hex head screws but changed to some laths screws I had. Very sharp easy to start and have a large head. A little shorter, I rolled the webbing and use 3 screws each web. Another option (now that itís done would be a another full length 1x1, attachť webbing to it letting it hang loose, attach to shelf (& or wall). Would give more attachment surface.

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    Function over form. Looks pretty hokey but works great. And again will never actually be seen except a bit at the top because bed pillows will be in front. A lot better support for setting up. Also doesnít encroach or take up any head space, Simple-should have done this years ago....

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