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I took the chance to head the shop this morning. I decided to finish salvaging an oak bedroom set that was no longer suitable for use as furniture.

The bedroom set belonged to my mother during her childhood and was where we slept when visiting my grandparents. It was somewhat crudely built, but lasted for many years. Grandma ultimately gave the furniture to Mom, who in turn gave it to me. As the years of use took it's toll on the furniture, I decided to salvage the lumber for other uses.

I learned somewhere along the way that the furniture was built in the high school wood shop where Grandpa was the principal at the time. I always assumed that Grandpa "commissioned" the work from the class. Imagine my surprise to find this on the bottom side of the vanity top.


It reads "Made by Theodore J. Regier at Bogue, Kansas 1946". It turns out Grandpa built this furniture himself. I knew Grandpa as a farmer and knew of his history as an educator. I never knew him to be a woodworker.


This piece of lumber will obviously be saved. I thought it was a fitting to find this connection to Mom and Grandpa on a day set aside to remember.

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Comment by Jens Jensen on July 11, 2010 at 10:03am
cool
Comment by Hugh Clare on June 2, 2010 at 6:49pm
Thanks, Jens. I don't have definite plans yet, but I'm thinking I have enough lumber out of the set to make something along the lines of a jewelry box for each of Mom's grandkids. Right now I have the vanity top hanging on my shop wall. :)
Comment by Jens Jensen on June 2, 2010 at 6:12pm
You should get family picture and make a photo frame from it with words on it
Comment by Bob Farmer on June 1, 2010 at 8:40am
Very cool!

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