Gerald de Huntington
Oak Camp Bed
It started as an accident. I was making a breakdown queen size camping bed for us to use and mis-measured the height of the holes to cut in the corner posts. So I had 4 posts I couldn’t use. I didn’t want to throw them away so I thought I would use them to make a twin size breakdown camping bed. We didn’t need it so I contacted my knight, Sir Godric ap Rhys, and asked if he would sponsor the bed for the Knight’s Auction at 12th Night. So, we packed it up and hauled it to Eugene on Friday, January 7 . . . most of it that is, it seems I forgot the plywood at home. After a quick trip to Home Depot (where they cut a second sheet of plywood I had purchased to the correct size at no charge) all was well once again. I was disappointed with the price it sold for at the auction. I had spent over $300 to buy the oak lumber and plywood to make the bed and someone got it for the unbelievable price of $90!!! I would like to have helped the Kingdom raise more money. Next time I’ll probably just donate cash. However, that is the way an auction works, and it is good to know that an An Tirian has a new camp bed that should last for at least a couple of hundred years.