Okay, I confess: I HATE to throw things out when they might be useful for something else. I think I get that from my dad Anyway, easy child/difficult child 3 was using a VERY old mattress that came with the bedroom set I bought from a friend of my mother. Like maybe from the 1950's. She finally started to complain that the springs hurt her back, so I decided to get rid of it. But the ticking is a beautiful vintage red and cream floral jacquard, and I know I could either use it to make some really pretty pillows or a blanket or SOMETHING -- and short of that, I could probably sell the fabric on eBay. So I removed the fabric carefully from the mattress, snipping the cords that were sewn through the innerspring which held it all together. The difficult child-boys stripped the cotton batting and coconut fiber from off the innerspring, which I'm pretty sure is steel. We tossed the fiber stuff and now I've got this twin-size innerspring frame that I feel MUST be useful for SOMETHING? Any ideas to help me out here? Or do I resign myself to hauling it to the scrap yard? P.S. The mattress still has it's original "Goodyear" brand tag and the price was $49.95! And it was guaranteed for 10 years... which probably expired before I was BORN!!!