A few requests from the office

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Project by TexasDawg posted 08-09-2009 07:39 PM 2849 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, the word got around the office that I can assist in setting up people’s rooms, so the requests started coming in. Here are a few of the things I have put together for the folks at the office.

One person requested a bed 5 feet off the floor with a desk and work area underneath.

Since space is tight in some of the rooms, another person requested a desk that could fold up against the wall so that he could work on his computer and then fold the desk out of the way.

One of the Chief’s I went through training with before heading over needed a desk to study his online college materials. The space in his room had a 8 inch indent in the wall, so I built a long desk that fit in the space he had so that he could put his papers and computer on the desk anduse a folding chair so that he and his roommate could get in/out of the room.

I have also been asked to build some shelves that fit above beds, so the first shelf is one that fits in the corner and the second holds up a computer and books for a person who only has a bed to sit on in her room. (I also built her a set of shelves that sits on the floor) Unfortunately she was killed by an IED attack about two weeks after I finished fixing up her room.

The last picture is another bed I was asked to create since the bed this lady was given didn’t lay flat and she kept rolling off the bed. Now she can sleep and fit foot lockers under her bed.

-- "Counting down the days till I get back to my workshop..."

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#1 posted 08-09-2009 07:50 PM

Being ex-military i can relate to to way uncle sam takes care of his personel. First of all thanks for your sacrafice to protect us from the evel doerers(Bush made that one up) of the world. I can see you care for others in the way you are helping with a tough situation over there. Keep your spirits high and i hope you make it home safe.


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#2 posted 08-09-2009 08:14 PM

Looks nice.

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#3 posted 08-09-2009 08:52 PM


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#4 posted 08-10-2009 12:21 AM

Way to go, Dawg! Thanks for your service.

-- You can lead a horse to water, but you can't tie his shoes. Blaze Foley

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#5 posted 08-10-2009 03:20 AM

Nice work, having been over in the sandbox in 05 I know how much these improvements are sought after. You have done well in acquiring the materials, finding usable materials was a challenge. Good work, and thanks for your service.

-- "When was the last time you did something special for your gun?"

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#6 posted 08-10-2009 05:20 AM

Well done,Thanks for your service to our country


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#7 posted 08-11-2009 05:41 AM


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#8 posted 08-17-2009 02:07 AM

Fantastic Job Tex. Hope to see you home soon where you can put your woodworking skills to use in a safer environment. Keep safe and God Bless.

269th Combat Comm USANG

-- Ben Kahmann Dayton, OH

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#9 posted 11-01-2009 07:44 AM

Keep up the good fight. See ya soon maybe and god bless.

SSgt Schachle
552 ACW, 552 AMXS
U.S. Air Force

-- Still have all ten fingers, its been a good day.

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#10 posted 12-04-2013 02:40 PM

love it man

-- "the hard jobs will take a while..the impossible will take a bit longer"

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