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Originally published Friday, April 19, 2013 at 11:00 AM

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RE Store's hanging daybed offers repurposed relaxation

Nearly all the materials for the daybed were salvaged, then repurposed by James Taylor, the RE Store's field-crew lead and designer/builder.

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IMAGINE THE lazy swing of a hammock combined with the cushy comfort of a large futon, and you're close to what the RE Store has to offer for summertime relaxation and bliss.

This is the Seattle reuse store's version of a hanging daybed, meant for your backyard patio or yard. Recline and watch the sunset, or share drinks and conversation with friends.

Nearly all of the materials for the daybed were salvaged, then repurposed by James Taylor, the RE Store's field-crew lead and designer/builder. The wood for the four-post frame was picked up from a salvage job in Seattle, and the platform is made from tongue-and-groove cedar siding. Its previous life was as interior siding in a Midcentury Bothell home.

For the canopy of the trellis, Taylor used fir stair-tread stringers that came from the basement of a RE Store customer's Seattle home.

The daybed was on display at the Northwest Flower & Garden Show in February as part of the RE Store's outdoor-movie setting that fit with the show's "Silver Screen Takes Root" Hollywood theme.

For sale: $500 for the hanging daybed frame. Comfy nap spot guaranteed, but you'll need to provide your own cushion and pillow assortment.

Dimensions: Roughly 7 feet wide by 9 feet long by 7 feet high.

Find it: The RE Store is at 1440 N.W. 52nd St. in Seattle. Online at www.re-store.org.

Michelle Ma is a Seattle-based freelance writer. Ken Lambert is a Seattle Times staff photographer.

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