It’s the classic, old conundrum of what to do with the pieces left over at the end of a project. Whether it’s a jigsaw puzzle, an IKEA bookshelf, heart surgery or even that last piece of pizza ( “I might as well just eat it”), parts left over are a problem. With Sparta it’s no different. I thought I was being pretty methodical about dissembling Sparta and her useful components for subsequent reassembly – even taking pictures along the way (not to mention this endless journaling). Yet, here I sit with two drawers and two cabinet doors and I’ve no earthly clue where they go.
I have been faithfully restoring Sparta to her original intentions but somewhere along the way I detoured. So now, what to do with these orphaned parts.
So it dawned on me that maybe these wide drawers were left over from when the previous owner – who had partially demo’ed Sparta – had taken apart the bed. Whether or not that was the case, I have decided to now build a full-sized birch platform bed which will incorporate these drawers into its design. After all, space under one’s sleeping quarters is often wasted and storage space is always needed, even in a huge trailer.
So yesterday I went and bought all the wood – mostly birch and some pine – for my bed project. While I’ve grown accustomed to sleeping in a Queen (never owned a King and likely never will), that is just not possible in Sparta. There’s no room. At 54″ X 75″, even a double bed is pushing it and will afford little walk-around room.
So with the bed design drawn-up in my head and $160 later I emerged from the lumber yard with the makings of my next project.
It’s raining today, but maybe I’ll get a little done inside Sparta.