|Project by bigpops0259||posted 01-18-2007 01:46 AM||2651 views||6 times favorited||12 comments|
this project as a story,afriend bought a house on a local river, an wanted to build a dock.
so in the process of excavating the bank we uncovered a log. We dug it out rented a crane and pulled it out and set it aside. After we built the dock, we were going to cut this silt incased log up and burn it. it was about 20 long and in bad shape on both ends. As we cut it up noticed it was walnut, about 30” in diameter. About 8’ was in pretty good shape, so the wood worker i think i’m took it home let it dry about a year, took it to a mill for boards, and had it dried. about 5 years later a good friend found out she was having a baby.I wanted to make something different and only had 8 months and no idea. I wanted something that would be there for a life time. So came the thought of this bed from birth to college and back at his childs birth. The complete bed break down from crib as you see it. to removing drop rail. it’s a day style youth, remove dresser and back rails, it’s a captian style youth bed, take the rail and side slat that lock the bottom of dresser and trunk together, they make a full size bed, needing box and matteress, remove youth head board turn it around mount on wall above dresser it a wall mirror with plexiglass mirror for safety, move the drawered lift top base to anylocation toy box/ blanket chest and that’s the story of my full life bed. Solid river salvaged walnut with natural oil finish. hope you like it. her little boy is two and won’t let his parants break it down yet.
-- Marty Ohio