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Project by Chris Davis posted 07-08-2010 04:18 PM 4657 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a boat bed that was completed in June 2010. The wood parts are natural pine with a clear coat. If you notice you’ll see a blue one and white one. I somehow made the mistake of finishing it in the wrong colors. I ended up refinishing it.

One difference on this one then some of my others are the port holes. I get from from Nautical Tropical in Georgia.

The wood used on the toy box lid, rail top, and the top of the headboard is pine. My standard color on this is usually Red Mahogany form Minwax. This customer choose our natural pine.

I also built a nightstand and a chest to match.

Here is the raw video of the build:
Marshall Nightstand Build
Marshall Cut/Rip
Marshall Headboard prep
Marshall Headboard dowel
Marshall Headboard Build
Marshall Headboard Legs
Marshall Toybox Prep
Marshall Toybox Build
Marshall Toybox Sanding
Boat Lid

Here are some building pictures:
Building the toy box
Adding ribs to toybox
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#1 posted 07-08-2010 04:36 PM

Sucks that you had to refinish but this is a great bed. Would have loved one when I was a kid. I still act like a kid but am dragging around an adult body. LOL

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

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#2 posted 07-08-2010 04:44 PM

Rex, it’s not too late. You can still have you a boat bed. Just have to talk your wife into it.

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#3 posted 07-08-2010 06:08 PM

Neat idea for a bed. What’s missing are the red light on the port side and the green light for starboard (especially if it is for a kids bed to add authenticity). Really sharp looking project!

-- Jeff

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#4 posted 07-08-2010 06:44 PM

Thanks, Jeff. I’ll have to do some research on that.

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#5 posted 07-09-2010 01:57 AM

Great Lookin Bed

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#6 posted 07-10-2010 09:28 AM

Very cool. I thought I might be the only one useing boats for furniture. You can see my Boat Aquarium in the projects section.

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#7 posted 07-10-2010 09:32 AM

Great looking boat I mean bed, very cool.

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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#8 posted 07-10-2010 03:00 PM

Thanks Dion. I visited you site and look at your projects. Great work.

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