Dining table conversion to bed

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Dining table conversion to bed

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The PDQ 34 dining table can be made into a bed. Can the cushions actually be assembled into a flat bed with no gaps? Asking for my daughter whose getting the worst night sleeps. Cheers,
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am i correct in assuming that you DON'T have the older u-shaped dinette?
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So, we have the horseshoe shaped dinette. We have custom cushions that fit the space on the table top perfectly and provide a really decent bed.
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It does assemble into a flat bed with no gaps, but there are seams between the cushions that may or may not bother her. They never bothered me and nobody else that slept there complained. The extra cushions to fill in the table top area were under the starboard dinette seat, as were the short legs to support the table top when lowered.

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Thanks all.

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Our boat did not come with short legs, just two semi-custom cushions. They did not fit together to fill the space on the table top without any gaps. We had them modified and re-covered. They fit perfectly now.

A charter guest actually broke our table about a year ago while sleeping on it (maybe he had a rough night?) -- one whole side of the half round trim broke off. It destroyed the table. We learned that the edge trim on the table was actually not screwed... only poorly glued. And the quality of the original plywood used was actually not very good either. We had a solid wood, much stronger table made (with screwed & glued trim) and had two short aluminum legs made. We also added a "stop" on each side toward the front of the table so it could not siide out without deliberately lifting it. It is a much better and more stable / secure "bed" now.
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