|Project by tkroupa||posted 201 days ago||558 views||2 times favorited||4 comments|
just thought I would share a little about myself with this project. I am new to the group, but have learned a lot just looking and reading the posts. This is a great bunch of people sharing thoughts and expertise to everyone on the site. With that said, I too like to share my experience and knowledge, but I have little in the field of woodworking, so I am learning quickly.
This project has been on my list for some time now. The first picture is a doll bed my dad made for all the grand girls in my family. He passed in 1995 from ALS (Lou Gehrigs Disease). I feel for anyone who has had a relative that passed from that disease, it is a very nasty one. So I decided to make replicas and some variations of his doll bed as gifts to our local Catholic Church and Toys for Tots in the Boise, Idaho area this year in remembrance of my dad, who it turns out that I am very much like him as my wife constantly reminds me, good and bad I guess.
I am by nature a person that keeps to myself and does not go out and want praise for stuff I do. I plan to donate these anonymously to the two groups I mentioned above. I am going to try to build at least 25 beds and paint them white. My wife has even offered to make a little bed cushion and pillow to go with them. It does make you realize how fortunate we are, and how gifted you all are in this group and I am glad I stumbled across this site several months ago.
I tired to make these beds as simple and sturdy as possible, but any comments or suggestions woud be taken to make it easier to better. They measure about 13 inches wide and about 22 inches long.
Thanks for looking.
-- Tim, Meridian, Idaho