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Project by John Blunt posted 02-07-2013 02:14 AM 3356 views 11 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My landlady Roberta is on a fixed income and lost a big piece of it recently. She was not able to make her monthly mortgage payments.
However she did have an office room that she could rent if we could find a place for her office. We decided to build a loft bed in her bedroom to make room for the office. There was no money, and I had almost no time, so we offered a free woodworking class. From this we got: Education for the students, a cash flow for Roberta, a beautiful piece of work for me to show off, and everybody had a great time!
That is my landlady in the blue, and some of the volunteers/students who made this happen.

-- Seattle John, http://www.isgoodwoodworks.com/index.php





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dakremer

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#1 posted 02-07-2013 03:07 AM

really cool and unique!, john! I’ve never seen a bed with a spiral staircase :) great design.

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#2 posted 02-07-2013 03:12 AM

Incredibly cool solution, design, build and story! Thanks for sharing and best wishes.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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USAFPOL

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#3 posted 02-07-2013 03:25 AM

Cool project, thanks for posting!

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woodshaver

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#4 posted 02-07-2013 03:59 AM

Great project! Love the spiral staircase!
Thanks for sharing!

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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redryder

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#5 posted 02-07-2013 05:46 AM

I just finished a loft bed too but would never have thought of a stair case like that. Way to go…..............

-- mike...............

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TCCcabinetmaker

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#6 posted 02-07-2013 06:46 AM

The students got alot to if you taught them curve form, very awesome.

-- The mark of a good carpenter is not how few mistakes he makes, but rather how well he fixes them.

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#7 posted 02-07-2013 10:31 AM

Very nice work. Love the stairs.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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Belg1960

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#8 posted 02-07-2013 12:54 PM

Really well done project for a great cause. A big win all around, I would have loved to be part of that class to learn to work in a curved form.

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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#9 posted 02-07-2013 01:14 PM

I’m digging this!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#10 posted 02-07-2013 02:12 PM

Nice job!! Love the stair case, very creative.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#11 posted 02-07-2013 02:34 PM

nice looking

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ldl

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#12 posted 02-07-2013 03:23 PM

Great job for a great cause. You solved a lot of problems with this project. I love that staircase.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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Surfside

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#13 posted 02-07-2013 05:31 PM

That’s so cool! Wonderfully made.

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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GenuineGeek

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#14 posted 02-08-2013 01:33 AM

Very nice way to pay it forward on so many levels and end up with a neat bed. Good on ya.

-- Don't try to figure it out... just turn it.

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#15 posted 02-08-2013 03:09 PM

A really beautiful and great project for a good cause. Amazing wood and build on that loft bed with an awesome staircase.

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