Looks like you are using the same version of "Sketchup" that I do!measuring the model and planning any modifications
So as part of a Murphy bed build, I wanted to incorporate a fold up (or hide away) ironing board. I have seen these at Lowes and Home Deport starting off about $168. They don't look that hard to build and I sure think I could save some money AND incorporate some better materials.
Step 1: Take my tape measure to Lowes and jot down some critical measurements. Ok, I forgot paper. Let's see, what can I find in my glove box? Perfect, my State Farm insurance cards, I can use the back of that! Ugh, bad start…
These units are designed to fit between standard 16" stud space in a wall. Since my use will be a completely custom Murphy bed complex (yes, I'm calling it a "complex", because it HAS become pretty complex) , I can make mine any size.
Coincidentally, my wife is learning how to sew. Her online class has a iron board cover as an upcoming project. How perfect, huh?
OK, I think I have the critical dimensions. Now I need to head home to build a mock up. The biggest challenge I see right now is the sliding mechanism is lined with plastic. I assume this is to lower the friction. I'm going to have to think about this one…
Great project coming up!