A friend asked me to build a small wooden box. I curiously asked, “What for?” and learned he needed something to prop under his central box-spring support. The central support on his frame runs from head to toe with a single foot that drops down in the center. Over time the support and the foot became bent and twisted; the foot actually broke off completely.
I felt a box wasn’t exactly what was needed and I drew a few sketches of alternate designs. We decided on a pyramid and I got busy in the workshop. The final piece turned out perfectly. The construction is entirely mortise and tenon which makes it easily assembled and disassembled. The Krugtch (adding a twist to my friend’s name) serves dutifully as a crutch keeping his bed and box-spring solid and in place.