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There's a bit of an unused space behind the driver's seat. The original conversion had a pretty useless stowed table top there, but we've now got a wall mounted folding table, making it redundant. Instead I needed somewhere to stow some chairs.

Ikea sell some lightweight and reasonably sturdy folding chairs called Gunde. They slot into the space nicely... but they slide all over the place when I'm driving. We have just been throwing them on the bed when we move... but no more!

I've designed a simple wall bracket and 3d printed it out. Keeps the chairs nice and secure when we're moving. I've uploaded the design to Thingiverse, so you can print it for free:
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3369167

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That’s great (y) I’ve thought about many things I’d like to recreate but seems daunting. Do you need CAD experience to do things like this?
 
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That’s great (y) I’ve thought about many things I’d like to recreate but seems daunting. Do you need CAD experience to do things like this?

All I've done is watch a couple of hours of the CAD tutorials, in this case it was Autodesk Fusion 360. And the program is free for hobby use. I have previously played with FreeSCAD, but that's more like programming than CAD.

The main bit of design was getting the side profile right. I used some calipers to get the dimensions on the chair right, but it took a few iterations before they'd slot in freely but firmly and sit the right distance from the wall. Each revision I printed as 5mm thin slice in draft quality to test for fit. The final part took the printer about 3 hours. So from sitting down early last Sunday morning, by dinner time I'd set it printing and it finished just before bed. Didn't get around to fitting it until today.

That looks a great job! (y)Just wait for the orders to come in.

I've put the design up on Thingiverse with a Creative Commons licence, so anyone can print it. I think there's a few people on here that have a 3d printer.
 

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