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Project by Chris Davis posted 995 days ago 1717 views 4 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was one of them fun beds. It is a design from a customer. They had one of our baseball beds on order and wanted us to create another theme type bed. This is a combination painting and bed. I am not an artist so we brought in a local artist to do the painting. We built the bed and left the horse part just a square panel of MDF on the back and sides. The artist came in and traced the overall horse shape. We cut it out along with some detailed pieces to give it some depth. The jaw, front quarter and back quarter were again cut out and stacked for a three dimensional look.

We finished all the base colors. The horses were a brown, the fence and main bed parts were left natural. The MDF clear coated gave a great background color for the flowers.

The artist then came back in and finished the detail work in acrylics. We let dry for a couple days and then clear coated it.

This custom kid's bed creation was completed in November 2011.

Building Pictures
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Horse head being built
Base coats applied
The horse head

For more building pictures see my Current Projects link at wwbeds.com or poggyskids.com. See what we are doing live:
Click Here to watch a live view of the shop

-- Watch live video from our shop. http://wwbeds.com/live.htm





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Chris Davis

1287 posts in 2608 days


#1 posted 995 days ago

I posed this on our web site too. http://poggyskids.com/horsebed.htm I usually try to price things out, but wasn’t sure if the cost to get the artist will always be the same, so I had them contact us for pricing. You think this is a good idea or should I always have a price for customers.

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Chris Davis

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#2 posted 995 days ago

Also I thought about naming the horses. I need some woodworking names like Saw and Dust or Black and Decker. Give me some ideas.

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Bertha

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#3 posted 995 days ago

That is super fun! Someone’s going to really love that!

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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Lou Scott

40 posts in 995 days


#4 posted 995 days ago

How about Saw and Blade?

-- IT IS FUN TO DO THE IMPOSSIBLE ! ~ WALT DISNEY

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#5 posted 995 days ago

Great job, Chris.

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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KenR

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#6 posted 995 days ago

Great looking bed ….........I’m sure many a child would love to sleep in one of those.

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Chris Davis

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#7 posted 995 days ago

Thanks Ken and Lee.

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Napaman

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#8 posted 995 days ago

very cool….my girls each want one…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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Chris Davis

1287 posts in 2608 days


#9 posted 994 days ago

I’ll put you down for a couple.

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Vicki

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#10 posted 990 days ago

I don’t have enough superlatives to tell you how wonderful that bed is. It’s gorgeous and original to the max.

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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BarbS

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#11 posted 990 days ago

Oh! That’s just wonderful. Nice job!

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Chris Davis

1287 posts in 2608 days


#12 posted 990 days ago

Thanks Vicki and BarbS.

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