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Project by Chris Davis posted 05-02-2009 05:46 PM 8832 views 6 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a custom boat bed that was completed in April 2009. It is a little different than our standard version. First the wood that was used is oak. Because oak was used I had to use a veneer over the bending plywood on the bow toy box. This customer also chose to add portholes on the side rails. If found those online and they were more expensive then I thought.

The modification that I like the most is the removable toy box. This customer didn’t have room for it right now so she wanted to have it separate. To do this I built a footboard panel. Now it can be used with or without the toy box. I am really thinking about making this standard on the boat beds. I believe that customers will buy it without the toy box.

This is by far my most favorite style of boat bed so far.

Here are all the raw building videos:

Wave Breaker

Lid trim 3

Lid trim 2

Lid trim

Toy box Lid Build

Sticking the Veneer

Cutting Veneer and Glue

Veneer Prep

Sanding Toy box

Toy box Bow 3

Toy box Bow 2

Toy box bow 1

Side rails

Headboard Build

Headboard Dowels

Headboard 1

Boat bed drawers

Cutting Pocket holes

Banding some of the edges.

Cut and rip board

Here are a few building pictures more can be found on the blog.
Framed out toy box bow.
Toy box base
Toy box lid

Watch what we are doing at poggyskids.com and wwbeds.com:

-- Watch live video from our shop. http://wwbeds.com/live.htm





9 comments so far

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Don K.

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#1 posted 05-02-2009 06:10 PM

It turned out absolutely beautiful…great job !!!

-- Don S.E. OK

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#2 posted 05-02-2009 06:16 PM

I’ve got to say it again. Great bed ,good build nice photos

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Craftsman on the lake

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#3 posted 05-02-2009 06:19 PM

I’ve been following this lately. Nice bed and thanks so much for the detailed process. I even watched live feed the other day of someone assembling the portholes on the sides. So cool.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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kolwdwrkr

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#4 posted 05-02-2009 06:42 PM

Cool! Great way to prepare for flood season. Just sleep in a boat. LOL. Looks great in the room, and I really like the front being a toy box. Neat project.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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ND2ELK

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#5 posted 05-02-2009 07:16 PM

Hi Chris

Great looking bed as always. I really like the way the toy box can be moved. This has to be one of my favorites. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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Chris Davis

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#6 posted 05-02-2009 07:21 PM

kolwdwrkr, the rain is coming down here in Arkansas right now. I think I may need it.

-- Watch live video from our shop. http://wwbeds.com/live.htm

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Scott Bryan

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#7 posted 05-02-2009 07:40 PM

Chris, this turned out beautifully. I really like the look that the natural finish gives to the project. The removable toy box is a nice idea as well. This should make some little captain a very happy sailor.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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mtnwild

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#8 posted 05-02-2009 11:10 PM

Really cool. Form and function with style. Like it lots!!

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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Napaman

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#9 posted 05-08-2009 04:35 AM

i love it!!!!!!!!!!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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