Join Date: Dec 2018
Location: Ontario, Canada
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Does a hinge like this exist?
I'm trying to design a fold down bed platform above a counter with limited space. I want a "sliding hinge" where the two corners aren't fixed.
I can model something that would work in SolidWorks (3D CAD), and I even have the skill and equipment to fabricate it. What I don't have is the time or desire. Thus, can anyone suggest off-the-shelf (or readily available to Canada from the Internet) hinges, linkages, or mechanisms that would perform the same task? Perhaps some search terms to help me out? Bonus points if not insanely priced.
This would be well-supported at the end opposite the hinge, so it would not need to support the full cantilevered load of mattress assembly and sleeper. Also, since there's a counter underneath it, it can probably bear on that when it's down so the hinge mechanism only needs to support the weight of the mattress and platform.
[Note: The screen shots are from a quick mock-up of the mechanism because I'm not sure how to describe it in words. If I build it it will be much more refined!]
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