Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Wordless: FOUR


Hmmmm….Why is that hunk of wood placed next to the bed? What is it for?


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6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Some kind of bed anchor I would assume.

colleen said...

I'm clueless. Wonder what would happen if you moved it.

EHT said...

Not an anchor.....you do have to move it in order to use it the way it is intended.

If you ever owned a pair of roller skates think about the skate key......what was it used for?

Same principle here...

pagandragon said...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/23021987@N06/3038647945/

M-Dawg said...

It is a "key" to tighten the ropes on the bed. When you tour the historical homes here in New England, all the beds have those "keys" next to them. :=)

Anonymous said...

I believe that is a bed key, used for tightening the ropes supporting the mattress. The ropes would eventually start to stretch and sag, so the key was used to tighten them up again.