DIY Woven Cot Project
When researching the best way to construct such a cot I came across Indian charpai daybeds. The daybeds construction consists of a wood frame and woven rope. Taking this idea I used galvanized metal pipe and fittings to create the frame and jute furniture strapping to weave the bed. The weaving was approached with the same technique as the potholders I wove as a child. When installed in the trailer one side of the cot will attach to the cabinetry with a rod on which it pivots while the other side will rest on legs so that it sits off the ground at an appropriate height. The project took less than 3 hours and the materials were very reasonable.
Demo work still continues on the trailer! Dave is outside, as I am blogging, working on removing the final interior panels. It happens to be the coldest day of the winter thus far. I would much rather weave some potholders by the warm fire but my conscience is plaguing me to bundle up and pitch in instead!