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Project by Chris Davis posted 2358 days ago 13717 views 6 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a version of our popular Baseball bed that I completed on 2-6-2008. I’ve built many of these. This one, however, is a little different than our norm. It comes from our Special Edition line and I customized it a little more then normal.

On this bed, like our other baseball beds, the child get to help us customize the headboard. They fill out a form with the team names, the score, the stadium name, and their name. Usually I use authentic Louisville Slugger Signature bats, but this time the customer chose one of Louisville’s Pro Stock series called Hornsby. This is the same grade bat that the professionals use.

I then matched the wood type, which is Ash. The color was a little tricky. Ash stains out like oak. It’s easy to get the dark grain but the rest of the wood would be light. We ended up dying the wood with a brown dye and then stained it using a tweaked version of Minwax’s Red Mahogany.

All the information that the customer sent to us I had routed into the wood, but only after the finish was applied. This exposed the natural wood and made the cut sections lighter. The original plan was to paint the letters and numbers gold to match the bats, but after it was cut and loved the result of the natural ash, we decided that the gold would just cheapen the look of the bed.

This bed has a trundle and drawers under the bed and a matching nightstand.

The Bats
The bats

The scoreboard blank that the customer fillls out.
The scoreboard blank

See more of this type of beds at our children’s site www.poggyskids.com

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14 comments so far

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MsDebbieP

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#1 posted 2358 days ago

this is SO special.
I really like how their is the bed AND drawers underneath.

The kids receiving these beds must feel like they just hit a home run

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Teri

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#2 posted 2358 days ago

Wow … instant heirloom.

-- Teri, Kokomo, IN

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Scott Bryan

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#3 posted 2358 days ago

Hi Chris,

I can see why you have built many of these projects. This bed would be any young baseball players dream. I think that you made the right decision by leaving the lettering as is. In my mind it the contrast looks better than the gold would have. Having coached Little League players for nearly 20 years I know how most of these kids feel about the game. They generally showcase their trophies in their rooms but this would really be something special.

I really like the finish as well. The color came out nice.

Thanks for sharing.

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

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Mario

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#4 posted 2358 days ago

That is a great looking bed. I bet the child who gets this bed will love it for a lifetime.

-- Hope Never fails

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GaryK

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#5 posted 2358 days ago

Fantastic job. That’s one great bed for a lucky kid!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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Grant Davis

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#6 posted 2358 days ago

What Charlie Brown “Teri” said. That will be around for a long time…..great looking piece of furniture and craftsmanship.

-- Grant...."GO BUCKEYES"

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RJones

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#7 posted 2358 days ago

Chris,
Awesome work!! Curious though if all the work in the headboard is an inlay and if so my guess is you used a CNC???

Very nice, I love the creativity!!
RJ

-- http://rjoneswoodworks.com/

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Chris Davis

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#8 posted 2358 days ago

RJones,
I guess it wouldln’t be called an inlay, since nothing goes back in the the groove, but it is cut into the panel using a CNC router.

I don’t have one myself, I outsource the work.
Here is the proof that I send the customer before it goes to the CNC router.
Panel

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Critterman

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#9 posted 2358 days ago

Chris this is sooooo cool. As an long time little league coach there are a lot of kids and parents that would love this. Great design.

-- Jim Hallada, Chesterfield, VA

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jockmike2

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#10 posted 2358 days ago

Neat looking bed looks like you put a lot of thought into it. Very cool. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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macpiper

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#11 posted 2357 days ago

“That’s one great bed for a lucky kid!”

i know loads of adults that would sleep in a cubs bed too, if their wives let them. ;P

gotta love this is a cubs bed! that is a great idea….i just wish the headboard reflected the wrigley field sign….. i understand that is not prob’ly feasable, but it would be cool. great work! GO CUBS!

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TomFran

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#12 posted 2357 days ago

These are really unique beds. I can see why you sell a lot of them. Great work.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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rikkor

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#13 posted 2357 days ago

Verry, verrrrrry nice. There is one happy kid I’ll wager.

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SteveKorz

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#14 posted 2188 days ago

I really like this bed a lot… this is very creative. Job well done!

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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