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Len
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 29, 2008 2:12 pm    Post subject: DIY Hostel Furniture: Reply with quote

As most know, the hostels accommodations were quite basic as they were only meant to be for short time stays. There were items such as; Bed-settee, single beds, wardrobe, table and chairs. Iím not to sure what else was standard but Iím sure someone maybe able to help?

I think for some residents, especially those that intended staying a while (Two years), rather than go out and buy new extra furnishings for their huts, they improvised by fashioning there own temporary furniture.

I remember my father had fashioned a small kitchen utensils cupboard out of two or three surplus wooden fruit boxes from the canteen. They were fastened end to end and stood upright. He attached several screw-in hooks in the top section as they were used for hanging cups etc. The rest of the cavities were used for storage, Coffee, Tea, cleaning products etc and not to mention, the essential Mortain. Mr. Green
The cupboard probably didnít look very attractive but it did its job. Mr. Green

Did your family DIY any furniture for the hut, if so, what was it and how?

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2012 5:01 pm    Post subject: to olwen Reply with quote

Hello olwen do you remember me my mums name was joan waring ,my name is carol my sister and brother in law whereeric and pat roberts altona hostel we lived with pat and eric roberts in the nissen hut next to the bridge over the creek
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