While I was in Michigan putting the finishing touches on my life as a Carlson and planning a wedding, Mauri was here in Newberg tearing a carport off of his house and overseeing the addition of a bedroom, office, and garage. In the demolition he set aside the old back door, recognizing its charm. After the wedding and my move out here, I toured the progress of the addition. It didn’t take long to pull out a measuring instrument and to notice the height of the old door was the same as the width of our California king bed. It didn’t take much to inspire Mauri’s handyman side and before long we had ourselves a funky headboard, probably the only one in Oregon with a working doorknob.
Here’s the only picture we have of the door on its original hinges.
Ready to haul inside. Let me tell you, this headboard was built to withstand a hurricane.
The base and sides are formed with rescued foundation beams, the top ledge scavenged from a friendly neighbor’s garage.
Yes, those are swim goggles hanging from the doorknob. Don’t ask.