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    recycled bed

    When the kids were little, we had a family bed. Mom, Dad, 2 children, and 2 dogs. And a low king sized bed. Low, so it would be easy for a little one to climb on.

    The children have grown, the dogs have passed on.

    Shelley, aka LOML, wanted a smaller bed. I wanted a higher bed. So after trying out the full size bed we had when we were first married we decided it was too small. And Leo, our one year old pup takes up some room too.

    A little design effort, and using much of the wood in the old bed to make new legs, we have a taller, narrower Queen sized bed shown here with Leo.

    Excellent hardware from Horton Brass - 4 bed bolts and 2 caps.
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    Now thats being resourceful

    but ken be careful that bed may have alot of expierence in family living you might end up with a larger family and i would say the pooch definatly agrees with your workmanship he loks pretty comfy up there
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    Great job Ken. Interesting design issue! I'm sure lots of memories ran alongside this project!

    If Leo is one year old, you might want to start designing release 2.0 of the bed

    Great work, as allways!
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    I dug out a picture of the original bed from the family archives.
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    Hi Ken,
    Thanks for the photos and the post. It is a real winner of a project and a solution too since "you are now a grown up!" Just foolin... Look real special.
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