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Project by Chris Davis posted 1253 days ago 4120 views 4 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a version of my boat bed. The customer wanted a pirate themed bed. I actually built one similar to that (see example) This customer seen it but wanted to add a little extra. First off we added the port holes. These are 6” ports with mirrors behind them. They also wanted the railing around the headboard. We did the mast, but this time I added a cross bar. The last change was the crows nest. It was completed in February 2011.

The finish was a flat black lacquer and Red Mahogany stain by Minwax.

Here are some building pictures
Brian cutting the bow

Chris building the headboard

Bows ready for finish

Headboard ready for finish

For more building pictures see my Current Projects link at wwbeds.com or poggyskids.com. See what we are doing live:



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rdlaurance

361 posts in 1945 days


#1 posted 1253 days ago

Great boat bed, Chris. I particularly like the addition of the crows nest. But the boy still needs to hang the ol’ Jolly Roger on it.

-- Rick, south Sweden

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Chris Davis

1287 posts in 2580 days


#2 posted 1253 days ago

I know. I was I had one for the picture.

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Dan

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#3 posted 1253 days ago

Really cool. I think I want one but my boys might get jealous.

-- Dan - "Collector of Hand Planes"

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Chris Davis

1287 posts in 2580 days


#4 posted 1253 days ago

I’ve built a queen before, I think it was for an adult. lol.
queen boat bed

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#5 posted 1253 days ago

Nice looking projects Chris.

Lee

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steliart

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#6 posted 1253 days ago

Very nice work

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - http://www.steliart.com --

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Chris Davis

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#7 posted 1253 days ago

Thanks for the great comments!

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blackcherry

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#8 posted 1253 days ago

Arr little buck o should have plenty of adventure on this flowing vessel, great work…BC

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