An extra bed...something Mammaw always made sure she had plenty of for company. My husband and I made another headboard type slipcover to go over the original one. It just wasn't high enough. It's made from pegboard and 2x4's then slipcovered with sheets. I made the ties on the side for easy removal. This is part of the girls room....thank the good Lord I listened to Mammaw, because this bed sure has come in handy.