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Boat Bed for my Son

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Project by BradHess posted 02-26-2010 05:36 AM 1672 views 8 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this bed using some mahogany that was salvaged from a job site a neighbor was working. It was a law office and the office ripped out all the built-in desks and replaced them and was just tossing the mahogany. The bed is a plywood box with two big drawers under the mattress. The headboard and bow “lock” in to the box with overlaying joints, but can be moved by picking them up, but they will not slide sideways.





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jim1953

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#1 posted 02-26-2010 05:41 AM

Great Lookin Boat Bed

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#2 posted 02-26-2010 06:05 AM

Sweet.

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Rick

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#3 posted 02-26-2010 06:24 AM

BRAD: That is a NICE piece of work!! Rick

-- COMMON SENSE Is Like Deodorant. The People Who need It Most, Never Use It.

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ND2ELK

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#4 posted 02-26-2010 07:07 AM

Great looking bed! You did a very nice job on it. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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nuzzo

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#5 posted 02-26-2010 03:16 PM

Very nice job. The bedroom is well finished.

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Cory

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#6 posted 02-26-2010 03:50 PM

Excellent work! My son needs a new bed and this design is one of the finalists. Any tips or things to avoid?

-- The secret to getting ahead is getting started.

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Damian Penney

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#7 posted 02-26-2010 04:12 PM

Love it :)

-- I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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mikethetermite

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#8 posted 02-26-2010 04:59 PM

Lucky boy, really nice bed. You did well with the free mahogany.

-- Mike The Termite ~~~~~ Working safely may get old, but so do those who practice it.

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BradHess

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#9 posted 02-26-2010 05:02 PM

Cory, It was actually a fairly simple project except for the bow which presented some challenges. The way the bow is built I cut the 4 curved pieces out a some 1.5 in thick wood I had and then routed a rabbet to mount the bow plates, so the lower ones (solid panel) had to be routed to match. The upper ones (slats) had to be individually cut to match the curve.

If you want I can take some more detailed pictures of the bed in detail and share them with you.

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RexMcKinnon

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#10 posted 02-26-2010 06:01 PM

Lucky kid.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#11 posted 02-26-2010 08:14 PM

Great job looks really nice.

-- Z, Rockwall, TX

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#12 posted 02-27-2010 03:32 AM

Oh, that is just too cute and he looks like he loves it! Wonderful design!

-- Janice

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