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Project by Juriathe posted 05-19-2013 04:27 AM 1054 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A family lost everything they owned in a house fire. I decided to build a cottage bed for their little girl and on contacting them, they asked if it could be a castle instead to hold a twin size mattress, since she loved to play princess. We came up with this creation. The frame is pine boards; the towers have an inner framing of 2×2” covered by 3/8” ply, and a “skin” of 1/4” masonite to make it splinter free. Each tower is 12”x16”x48” capped with a crenelated crown, 20”x20”x12”. I sent the door with them but unattached right now as I didn’t know if she feared “the monster under the bed” and I didn’t want him to have a hideout..LOL. We hung a 12’ rainbow rope light in the play area to also dissuade such creatures from taking up residence. Access to the lofted bed is by ladder at the footboard end. I wanted to do a stairs access but her new room wouldn’t hold it.
The first four pics are just the towers and the front facade. The last pic is the Princess posing in her new castle.

-- I'm so busy I don't know if I found a rope or lost a horse...





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NormG

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#1 posted 05-19-2013 04:55 AM

Great bed and a worthy project/cause

-- Norman

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balidoug

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#2 posted 05-19-2013 11:27 AM

great fun, great kindness, and it looks like a very happy recipient.

-- From such crooked wood as that which man is made of, nothing straight can be fashioned. Immanuel Kant

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whitebeast88

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#3 posted 05-19-2013 03:29 PM

very nice build.like norm said a very worthy cause.the smile on the little girls face says it all!!!!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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ALA_Pete

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#4 posted 05-19-2013 10:55 PM

Great job!! I know the smile made it all worthwhile!! Thanks for posting!!

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Surfside

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#5 posted 05-21-2013 09:26 PM

She must be really happy! That is a very thoughtful and sweet gesture. That turned out really well.

-- "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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Juriathe

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#6 posted 05-22-2013 04:26 AM

Thanks for the comments. Her daddy wouldn’t look at the first pics stating he wanted to be as surprised as she was …LOL. Between her and him, I don’t know which was more excited. Mom had seen the pics and was still amazed at the finished product. I was happy to watch them; they’d been through so much. It did feel good to give them a reason to smile.

-- I'm so busy I don't know if I found a rope or lost a horse...

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#7 posted 05-27-2013 03:00 PM

That’s awesome

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