This is the perfect place to put a pull out bed! I always look at those beds and thing they're impractical because it's too hard to leave all of the open floorspace needed for one but I'd happily do it for this library/reading space.
We 'lways had rope swings which were the BEST!!!! Then my daddy built a 'real' swing like this, but with looooonger ropes ... man ya could get air n then literally fly off ... I NEVER knew kids really needed Toys R Us n that crap growin' up ... thought I HAD IT ALL n now I KNOW ... I DID!!!!! <3 :)
Cor-ten steel is a beautiful material. It is being used in gardens more and more and loved for its warm, weathered and industrial look. In my experience, this edging looks better when it is 1/4" thickness. Anything thinner and you will see bowing and the edge will not appear clean and straight, which is it's best attribute. Also when specifying corten, make sure you get a certificate that verifies it is truly cor-ten, and ASTM grade A588 or A606. View Product Website
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Åndalsnes is a village in Rauma Municipality, Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. The Rauma name stems from a legendary king of the Raums Dale (now Romsdal), Raum the Old (Old Norse: Raumr inn gamli), who was a son of Nór (Nórr) the founder and first king of Norway. Raumr succeeded his father as a ruler, and ancestor of rulers, over south-western Norway. (wiki). The name Raumr is not used nowadays in Scandinavia - but it's used to refer to tall ugly men. ;-)