Friday, July 25, 2008

Sleep Tight

Have you ever heard or used the expression "Sleep Tight"?

One possible origin of this phrase is that before the days of sprung mattresses, one method of creating a comfortable surface to lie on was to stretch ropes across from side to side of the bed frame in a criss-cross pattern. The ropes sagged after a while, and it was necessary to tighten them from time to time.

There are examples of these beds at some of the homes in the historical park where my husband works.

So, when Big Buckaroo began working on bunk beds for our boys (which will end up in our cabin one day), he designed them around this idea.

Big Buckaroo built the beds without screws or nails, only dowels. Yes, I know, he is ALL THAT and a good carpenter. I am a blessed woman.

Weaving the rope.

The top bunk~ Little Buckaroo already called dibs on the top bunk. I am sure there will be a lot of bunk bed diving happening at our house. Don't worry he is going to put a safety rail up there.

The almost finished project.

Well, I guess I better get to work on the quilts I have been planning for the bunkbeds. My to-do list is getting longer and longer. Maybe I should just take a break and enjoy a yummy, calorie-filled snack. Um, well, I guess that is not on my healthy eating regiment.

Ugh, o.k. I am going to cut fabric now!

The Park Wife


Mommy Lion said...

Love the beds! That's just too cool!

OKGardners said...

Very creative! I'm so happy for you guys to build this cabin and enjoy every facet of it. I never dreamed you would build beds, too. WOW! I'm impressed!

Betty in Oklahoma

(There is no end to your talents, guys!)

*Lissa* said...

I say "sleep tight" all the time, but have never really stopped to think about it! ;o)

The beds look awesome! I am sure the boys will LOVE them!

Lisa J said...

That is AWESOME. I can not believe your man is so talented and wants things to look to authentic. good for you guys. Can't wait till you start the cabin!

Karen said...

My husband (a contractor) is very impressed and would love to do something like that for our kids some day.

JB and Company said...

Wow! How fun for your boys to have such a cool bunk bed.

pam said...

Hey you. I just saw a comment come is and was as always pleased to see it was you.
I knew as I wrote earlier this week that you would share some sentiments on the serious post I put up. I appreciate your support there!
I love the beds. The Boy wants bunks beds. Of course, he would just probably use one bunk for his Nerf guns!