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#1 Dutchman

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Posted 11 November 2020 - 06:35 PM

For some time I've been sleeping on a 30" wide bed so I can put my feet underneath the piano keyboard. "Bed" were the two side cushions plus a foam piece in the middle, i.e. three pieces.Ok but not perfect. Giving me something to do in these idle times I had Clifton Upholstery make me a one piece 70x30x4 cushion, slate grey like my dinette cushions.  The new cushion came a few days ago.

I removed the older side cushions, cut them up and made two corner pieces that fit where the speakers are, to bring the speakers and keyboard up so it will not sit on the inverter, and prevent the big cushion from sliding aft. Everything back to normal, and the piano is back level, as shown in this earlier picture. 

 

It was more expensive than I thought.  Cushion was about $200, but UPS decided that, although the cushion only weighs 12lbs, the size made the price,  $195 to ship from Waco to Benson, AZ.

 

And, yes, this cushion is made out of the same firm material as all others. I'm glad I saved my 2" memory foam pad to put on top, although I'll have a 3" made since I am supposed to be "elderly".

 

I Googled trucking camp beds and found there are fitted sheets available for this size. Be my next order.

 

Next order of business is to hang a tip jar out the back window in case of requests.

 

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Edouard Trautwein, #1372  

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#2 Carol Christensen

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Posted 12 November 2020 - 03:03 PM

Nice job.  It looks very comfy.  And I love the colors and design of your blanket (bedspread?), very cheerful.

 

But Wow, the price to ship almost doubled the cost.  That does not seem at all fair.


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#3 Jerrybob

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Posted 13 November 2020 - 09:58 AM

Nice job Dutchman.....love the piano.....you must be a real hit in the campground.....very cool! 



#4 Dutchman

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Posted 13 November 2020 - 10:36 AM

Carol, I had a very difficult time deciding on color and pattern. There were so many choices at the factory in Oregon where I bought this genuine Pendleton blanket. Expensive but worth it, I've had this blanket for more than fifteen years.

 

Tamara at Clifton Upholstery did advise me that the cushion shipment would be pricy because of its size.  But, sometimes, like that $140.- Pendleton blanket years ago, it's just worth the pleasure of having good stuff that lasts.

 

Ed


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Edouard Trautwein, #1372  

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#5 Meadowlark

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Posted 12 December 2020 - 09:24 AM

I have a Pendleton blanket in my Casita, too...they're good blankets and very expensive. But BE CAREFUL. A couple years ago we went to the WA State Fair where a so called Pendleton shop had a kiosk. The prices were nosebleed level, as Pendletons always have been. BUT...there were some shirts and blankets that were slightly less expensive. I learned a long time ago to 'check the label' before I drop that much money. They said Made in China. Isn't that a kick in the head? Same patterns in many cases but not wool and still very expensive counterfeits. I guess anything goes at the state fair sort of sale, so again, caveat emptor. 


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#6 Jerrybob

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Posted 12 December 2020 - 09:35 AM

Anything with the word Pendleton on it is expensive......there is a very good blended whiskey called Pendleton....it's good...nice and smooth....it is made in Canada but distributed here by Hood River Distilleries......I guess that's close enough to Pendleton to qualify.  The Pendleton round up is pretty cool but crowded if you ever get to go.....I got to drive a farm wagon down there a few years back.