There's a local school for the disadvantaged that has just been sponsored a library - some companies and many members of the community put in time or money. I don't know if they've had one before - the school dates from 1881 - but it's certainly t.
The frame is ash, and is built around the existing slats of a friend's old bed. I wasn't sure how much material would be removed in shaping so, stupidly, I started with rough, undimensioned timber. What hell.