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    A tale of two doors

    Take two old doors, a wife who loves interior design shows and one husband/wood worker and what do you get? Why a new bed of course

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    Head and foot board are two old doors I got from a house that was being remodeled. (Personally I like the old doors better then the new ones but....)

    My wife calls one morning shortly after leaving the house and tells me there are several old doors out in the yard of a house that being remodeled and that I need to go get them! Being the good husband I drive up and ask about the doors. The lady makes a quick phone call and comes back and tells me I can have them, just haul them off. Of course I have to take all them, including the ones I don't want.

    Wife tells me she wants a bed made from them. After some sketching and discussing she got what she wanted. I used poplar for the posts and rails. Lee Valley hardware.

    And for those that missed the previous post. I installed the bed earlier this week and discovered we had been over generous in allowing space around the mattress for sheets and blankets. So I had to take it back to the shop and cut it down both directions. Perfect fit this time.

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    Way cool Jeff. What a great idea!

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    Good for you Jeff and of course Kudos for your wife for being so insightful.
    Your results are beautiful.
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    Great job Jeff. Very creative use of a door. They really turned out nice.

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    Now that's just plain nice...and good recovery.

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    I'll have to be on the lookout for doors now. That's a great idea!

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    Jeff,
    What a neat idea for a bed. The finished bed looks first class.

    Brian

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    Jeff, you have a very smart wife. Most folks would have see two old doors....she saw a bed and had the confidence that you could pull it off....which you did nicely. Very good idea with nice results.

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    Ya dun good!

    GREAT save too, I guess she'll keep you for another year or so

    Cheers!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuart Ablett View Post
    Ya dun good!

    GREAT save too, I guess she'll keep you for another year or so
    Comin up on 25 years of marriage. I think I must be a keeper!

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