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Project by Lee A. Jesberger posted 07-11-2007 08:25 AM 2390 views 1 time favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My son, who is a big Flyers fan, has been playing ice hockey since he was four. Prior to that he was roller blading around the house. He started at 2 1/2.

That’s his obsession. He just turned fourteen, stands 6’ tall, weighs 210 pounds. He’s certain he’ll play for the Flyers.

So when he was 10 and needed a bed, it seemed fitting to make him something with the theme of hockey.

My boss, I mean my wife helped me design something, and also did the paint work. The handle to the doors and drawers are hockey pucks.

While it’s a little different than our normal work, I thought I’d post it. It’s constructed from shop grade maple plywood. The drawers are 1/2” maple apple ply, which is similar to baltic birch, but much smoother. It comes in standard sized sheets, unlike baltic birch. A great product for cabinet drawers.

It’s a full size bed, but he’s beginning to out grow it.

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com





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Roger Strautman

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#1 posted 07-11-2007 12:33 PM

Very nice bed! It makes me want to be a kid again just to get such a neat bed.

-- " All Things At First Appear Difficult"

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MsDebbieP

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#2 posted 07-11-2007 12:37 PM

how wonderful to have a Dad to make such a treasure. We have some lucky boys on here with some pretty cool beds!

Memory lane: my dad made us stilts when I was little,, and I can’t remember the binder twine hula skirt that I got when I had the mumps.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#3 posted 07-11-2007 03:18 PM

Hi Roger,

Thank you.

I know what you mean, about being a kid again. All except the school part anyway.

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#4 posted 07-11-2007 03:19 PM

Thanks Debbie;

I’m just wondering if him and a wife will fit in that bed? LOL

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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Don

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#5 posted 07-11-2007 03:35 PM

Great place to dream about being a hockey pro!

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://www.dpb-photos.com/

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#6 posted 07-11-2007 03:45 PM

It works too Don, I take a nap in there and I dream of him being a hockey pro, and giving me his paychecks!

Thanks,

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#7 posted 07-11-2007 03:51 PM

Very nice, even if he doesn’t make it to the pro’s, he’ll be able to hand it down to his own Son someday.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#8 posted 07-11-2007 04:23 PM

Hi Dick,

True, good point. His someday wife probably wouldn’t like sleeping in it anyway! LOL

Thanks,

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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mot

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#9 posted 07-11-2007 08:15 PM

Great bed! My son would love a hockey bed! Go Oilers! Oh, and we long for the return of the day where a trip to Alberta meant 2 losses for the Flyers. No offense to your son. LOL

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#10 posted 07-12-2007 12:27 AM

Uh Oh Tom,

An Oilers fan?

It’s a pretty simple project, get busy!

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#11 posted 07-12-2007 01:30 AM

In an effort to protect the guilty party, I’ll post this PM I received.

Quote:

this is just to funny to keep to myself.

I’m picturing a man and wife in a hockey bed: “he shoots. he scores”
the guy might think it funny but I’m not quite sure about the mrs’ reaction
lol

toooo funny. (well I’m laughing anyway)

I liked it too.

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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Bob Babcock

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#12 posted 07-12-2007 02:20 AM

I’ll have to show this to my niece and her husband. They have 3 boys 8, 6, and 3. The older 2 are already playing on two hockey teams each and both are standouts. She was a great collegiate soccer player before two knee injuries. Her husband played hockey for Providence College on a full scholarship and was signed to the Black Hawks (never quite made it all the way though). He would love to build something like this for the boys. Of course they’d have to be Bruins beds.

That PM brings a whole new meaning to the phrase “stick handling”....;)

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker http://www.capecodbaychallenge.org

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#13 posted 07-12-2007 06:46 AM

Bob,

A shame to get that close. That would really drive me nuts!

Your final sentence took me a second, but I got it.

Funny. I’m sure the mystery writter will get a kick out of it too.

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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#14 posted 07-12-2007 10:59 AM

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#15 posted 07-12-2007 02:29 PM

Yes, aren’t we something?

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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