Anne Miller wrote:I have seen something like that on a tiny house show, I just can't remember how it was done.
What about building a box with a lid that opened up and your mattress is inside so it would be a desk during the day and a bed at night?
Something like the first picture:
The second picture show flipping the box to make the desk though I feel a lid would be easier.
Good finding Denise - that name sounds like the guy! The point is that his system seemed very controlled, so raising a table with a laptop on it would seem lower risk.
Alex Chegne(sp?) did a video like Jay is talking about and it has a removable stick that you attach to a long screw which is clamped to the ceiling. As you twist the stick the bed rises.
Glad we could all be of service! It's great the way this community shares and brain-storms. When you come up with a final design and build, please share pictures.
Great ideas everybody! Thanks for saving me more than $1,000.