|Project by SawdustJunky||posted 04-01-2010 12:38 AM||4248 views||11 times favorited||7 comments|
One of my grandsons (13yrs.) wanted a new full size bed and night stand because his new bedroom was too small (ie…full set of drums and computer desk take up lots of room. Anyway, he is great kid so off to the shop I went. I decided with limited space a captain’s bed and a night stand\manly morning essentials holder would do just the trick. I added a French cleat to back to hang it so it leaves room underneath for a trash can. Even made a big mirror frame to match. He was very excited. He has a little brother (18 months) and he hides him in the small trap door area at the end of the bed just for fun. Normally he puts his hocky stick and fishing rods in there when his mom makes him clean his room. Fun project but the project got so big I had to move it to the garage to install the sliding drawer compartments on each side. I had loads of maple thinking I would go more natural but he wanted it dark (trans-tint dark brown) so that’s what I did. It hurts my natural wood grain loving sensibilities to put dark stain on maple but…..it is his bed. Awh, another satisfied customer! I keep thinking one of these days I’ll get time to build some think to sell. With 8 grandchildren that may be a while.
Blessings to all
-- In the end it is more about the memories we make than the pieces we build.