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Need some input on this one folks. I have a comission to build a hanging couch for installation under a long porch roof. the couch will hang from 4 wire rope connected to two undercouch support beams. My clients would like to be able to move the couch forward and backward a foot or so. I'm thinking of two overhead rails and barn-door like rollers. I'll probably have to fab the rollers locally since most barn door hardware isn't built to support that kind of weight, couch and perhaps 3 peoples sitting, plus live load issues of people "flopping" on the couch.
The ideal solution would be easy to move from the ground (the attachement point is about 10 ft overhead), and somehow lock into place, also from the ground. I'm working on designs for a barn door hanger system, but if anyone has a brilliant idea in some other direction, I'd love to hear it! They don't want anything motorized.
Cheers, and thanks in advance for any suggestions!