Circle is Complete!

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34 years ago, I built a storage bed for my 4 yr old son. It was made from 50 year old Douglas Fir that I salvaged from an old garage built in the 20’s. I’m really not sure why, but when he out grew the bed I put it in the attic and always took it along when we moved from place to place over the years (7 different moves over that time frame). He called me about a year ago and wanted to know if I still had it. I said sure. He wanted to know what kind of shape it was in. I said I’d check. Well, 34 years had taken its toll. The storage unit portion of the bed was in the garage and when I pulled it out…UH OHH, the Termites had gotten to it. Glad I discovered them and got the house treated. Had to cut out and rebuild one end of the storage unit. The head board and foot board and rails were not to bad but the glue joints were starting to separate and so, basically it all had to be taken apart and tightened up and re-glued. He wanted to Paint it so that would make things easier. Bottom line…A weekend of work and voila the Generational circle is complete My Son’s Son is now sleeping in that old bed.

Heres the Head board and foot board as I found them.

Bed in Primer

Son and Grandson Painting it.

Finished Product!

Sure glad I saved that Old Bed!!!!!

-- Still got all my Fingers!!!

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#1 posted 10-22-2013 09:28 PM

wonderful story and build

grandson looks proud

welcome to LJ’s

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 10-22-2013 09:58 PM

20 more years and your GREAT GRANDSON will be sleeping in it ! :-)

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#3 posted 10-23-2013 06:41 AM

I have to agree with both David and Joe,
it looks to be in a condition to handle another 30 Years no worries.

Some Trivia:

As for carting items around I have a lamp shade from my grandmothers house, I first saw it when I went to visit as a young boy. When my mother built a “granny Flat” on her home it reappeared there for many years.

I do not remember how I got it but assume when my mom passed away and the house was sold maybe my brother gave it to me, well its gone through 3 moves to my knowledge and now is in the veranda of my home.

Its possibly worthless dollar wise but hopefully it will survive and reappear in one of my four sons homes when I kark it.

-- Regards Rob

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#4 posted 10-27-2013 01:01 AM

Great thing to save and pass on.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#5 posted 10-28-2013 04:05 PM

Great save on the beautiful bed. Like the design especially the drawers. He will enjoy it for many more years. Great job!

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