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Thursday, August 03, 2006

You've Made Your Bed...

I own a set of beautiful wood twin beds. When I was growing up one or both of them were in my bedroom. When I finally moved out of my parents' house (for good) my Mom gave them to me. And they belonged to her Mother before that, and possibly her Grandmother (Mom?)

I don't know if they qualify as antiques, but the furniture repair guys who came out to the house the other day admired them and said they would buy them from me if I ever wanted to sell them. Don't worry, Mom, I'm not selling them. The problem with the beds is that they don't stay together very well. One has a footboard that has come apart and needs to be glued. Both need at least 5 or 6 slats to hold the box springs and mattress in place - we don't have enough slats and the ones we do have are not quite the right size.

The guys took measurements for the slats so they could cut me some at the store and they took my footboard with them to glue. I got a call yesterday: $80 to glue the footboard and $129 to cut me 12 pieces of wood of a certain length. Ahem. And that's on top of the $49 I gave them for coming out to the house in the first place.

I know they do good work; that's why I chose them. But what my beds require is not rocket science. $260??? Seems a little steep. Maybe I should take up carpentry.


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