Oak Boat bed

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Project by Chris Davis posted 06-29-2017 02:52 PM 824 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a boat bed we just finished. It was completed in June 2017. Instead of the normal paint scheme we do, we built this one out of Oak wood. We stained it contrasting colors. Red Chestnut on the darker colors and Golden Pecan on the lighter stain colors. Some other feature we put on this one was the lights. We put lights in the top with a push button switch in the middle of the headboard. We also put a steering wheel on the front. We put three portholes down each side. We also put three drawers on each side for extra storage. We always do storage in the toy box in the front. One change we did different was make the bow detachable. If you don’t have a lot of room, you can slide it out of the way and still have the Nautical theme toy box in another part of the room. The bed is then a shorten version. We also built the case goods. We have the matching Nightstand and dresser.

Wood type: Red Oak Finish: Red Chestnut and Golden Pecan from Minwax

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Drawer unit


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#1 posted 06-29-2017 04:56 PM

Very cool. Love the imagination.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 06-29-2017 07:09 PM

Extremely well done! Love it!

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#3 posted 06-29-2017 07:54 PM

Well done!

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#4 posted 06-30-2017 07:51 AM

Nice job, looks great.

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#5 posted 06-30-2017 11:28 AM

I love it. Very nice details for a boat!!


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#6 posted 06-30-2017 02:44 PM

This is superb. Nice work.

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#7 posted 06-30-2017 06:16 PM

That’s a great looking boat bed—any kid would love to have that thing!

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#8 posted 06-30-2017 09:38 PM

your very creative that is gonna make some little boy very happy,and a ton of storage which with young children you can never have enough,great job.

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#9 posted 07-01-2017 01:54 AM

Love what ya did guy.

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