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BY FREDERICK (RICK) D
   ERUITER, PUBLISHER
  The idea to rebel against anything they said... well... that’s where I thought my “freedom” began. Oops.
It was EXACTLY what my parents said it would be.
to lean in for a whisper. We’re friends right? Just us. Just us on this secret... um... ready? “Your youth will be the greatest time of your life. AND... you won’t appreciate it.” I’m so exhausted admitting to it that I stopped writing this memory down for a whole day.
So, I came across an old galvanized tub. It’d been painted. It had advertorial slogans scripted by hand on all four sides. It looks older than me, and it has less hair than me. Yep. It’s gotta be old! When I found it about four years ago... I thought it should be – of all things –
a footstool.
How about that? Of course you realize they were older – and much bossier!
I have been working down in my shop quite a bit these days. It’s always fun to pop into the workshop with my morning coffee, and gaze upon the projects sitting on my workbenches. It is a sense of freedom to see last night’s progress.
I found it before I moved to my little house around three years ago. So it followed me. I didn’t want to forget about it... so I put it on a high shelf in the workshop. Placed it in the front of course.
So, what did they say?
Okay. It’s kind of a secret. You’ll have
I built a footstool.
   Here’s the tub I found. It’s horribly bent around the edges, from front to back, and vertically. It required a lot of compro- mise to create a footstool. It’s sitting on five pieces of cedar boards that I picked up from the “cut off bin” at Menard’s. I’m pretty sure I paid 55¢ for each.
The work begins. I’ve squared the edges of the cedar and glued them together. The four legs came from the box of discarded legs that I keep in the workshop. The legs needed to be squared and cut to the same length. Of course the fun part was sanding off the finish. That’s a lie!
Coming together. Do you see the gray bottom of the tub?
I used reclaimed plywood from my stash, then traced and cut two pieces for the bottom. One for the inside of the tub, one for the outside. I sandwiched them on each side of the metal bottom, and screwed them together. It’s sturdy now!
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