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Project by Iwud4u posted 06-26-2014 07:01 PM 945 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Quick little job I did this morning. Took about 3 hours.
My neighbor (a young couple) had a baby that was born with spinal bifida.
Needless to say it drained their pocket book.
The baby is about 3 months now so they were talking about getting a bed that they could lay on the floor next to their bed but they didn’t have the money so they would have to wait until they saved enough.
Well, I have a wood shop so…....I whittled this up all out of scrap.

The whole bed is 33×57. The headboard is 15” tall, the footboard is 10” tall. The side rails are 4” tall.

The 4 posts are oak, the panels are mdf, the top of the headboard and footboard are poplar and the side frames are pine.
I used some brass hinges that I had left over for the corner brackets.

Neighbors haven’t seen it yet, but I’m sure they will be surprised.
I still have to paint it, but she may do it since she is very artistic.

Love thy Neighbor!

-- It's far better to be criticized by a wise person than applauded by a fool --





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Shawn LaFleur

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#1 posted 06-26-2014 07:37 PM

Well done !! The family should be very happy.

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TheWoodfather

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#2 posted 06-26-2014 08:49 PM

Great sentiment and execution. I’m sure they’ll love it.

-- www.thewoodfather.com - A daddy that loves playing with his kiddies and his tools!

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#3 posted 06-26-2014 09:08 PM

Absolutely awesome. They will be very touched I am sure and BTW, very nice whittling job.

-- Grant...."GO BUCKEYES"

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#4 posted 06-27-2014 02:24 AM

Superb craftsmanship and design on your part. A charitable love stamen such as this is worth more than dollars can express. Thank you for such a gracious contribution.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 bassboy40@msn.com

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Iwud4u

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#5 posted 06-27-2014 02:31 AM

Thanks Everybody,

It’s hardly anything compared to what that couple is going to go through.
I just hope it’s one less thing for them to worry about.
Gave it to them when I got home, They were flabbergasted, momma cried, tears of love I hope.

EDIT:
Just got an E-mail
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Liam loves it :-) Can’t wait to paint it this weekend.

-- It's far better to be criticized by a wise person than applauded by a fool --

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#6 posted 06-27-2014 02:42 AM

Great Lookin Bed

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#7 posted 06-27-2014 12:18 PM

3 hours? that might have taken me 3 days! The bed looks fantastic. Such a sad thing about the spinal bifida but having great neighbors like you is a blessing indeed. Thanks for sharing & caring.

-- I support the 28th Amendment. http://www.wolf-pac.com/28th

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Iwud4u

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#8 posted 06-27-2014 01:42 PM

Thanks Jim and Ted!

-- It's far better to be criticized by a wise person than applauded by a fool --

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#9 posted 06-27-2014 03:43 PM

Very nicely built and a absolutely safe for a todler, when he wakes up, he can simply crawl out of it and no risk of falling down from a regular child bed. Great. Thanks for sharing.

-- ALPHA-ZEE CREATIONS

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#10 posted 06-27-2014 03:48 PM

Thank You BAKTHAVATHSAL

-- It's far better to be criticized by a wise person than applauded by a fool --

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#11 posted 01-04-2015 07:19 PM

Cleear coat some of it and paint some of it. It’s a shame to cover up the wood with paint.

-- Leonard H.

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