|Well Friends, the bed is DONE!
Well almost...... Pictures will come,
I promise, but I still have the two 6"x76" side rails to make and attach,
but that will have to wait until after vacation... hey it took 6 months
to make his bed, it'll take more than a few days to get pictures ;)
After yet another scramble, this
time on Friday afternoon to get the angle iron, I finished the frame
on Saturday. My steel source moved the day earlier and in a frantic
search late Fri afternoon before everyone closed up shop, I accidentally
bought a whole bunch of 1/4" instead on 1/8" angle iron.... yikes that
stuff is heavy.. strong enough to build a bridge with it. The 1/2"
Magnum sure came in handy drillin hole in that ;)
By Sunday morning everything was
dry (and no longer smelled of wet paint) and we started to assemble the
bed before church. As usual, my 2yr old son helped out while
my wife and 3 month old daughter watched. I now know that the correct
name for that hex wrench tool (many hex wrenches, opens out like jack-knife)
is a "caterpillar". And, my little boy can actually
use a 7/16" wrench quite well.
The first test drive of the bed was
his Sunday afternoon nap. Luckily he was tired enough to sleep.
By night time although he appeared to be tired, he got extremely excited
when he saw his new bed again. I am grateful that I made the frame
of this trampoline so strong ;)
After lots of enjoyable excitement,
he finally agreed to use his bed to sleep in.
Just as he was drifting off, I heard
him whisper to his "best friend", Grover (the Friendly Blue Monster):
close Grover. This is MY bed. My Daddy made this bed for ME!"
I'm the happiest guy in the world!