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Oak Boat Bed (Working with bending ply)

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Project by Chris Davis posted 873 days ago 4831 views 8 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a boat bed that is a little different then my normal version. Most of these that I build will have a solid color applied to it. This one needed to be a stained oak. I’ve built similar ones before, both in oak (example maple (example).

Most of the time switching from paint grade to a hardwood is just to use a different material, but on the boat was a little different. We had the Bow of the boat that had a curve in it. Normally I use a bending plywood and fill and paint it, but had to add an extra step to this on. Had to add an oak veneer. See blog on more details Oak Boat Bed

Building Pictures
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Bow being framed out
Bending plywood skin added
Oak veneer added
Trim for the lid

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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T. D. Reid

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#1 posted 873 days ago

Chris,
You build some very nice beds that I’m sure that the little boys who get them just love. Great job as usual sir.

-- Head to the shop its calling you – Todd

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Roger

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#2 posted 873 days ago

very kool build and design

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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woodshaver

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#3 posted 873 days ago

Wow! What a fantastic bed! After I saw that I had a thought. A wall mural would be perfect on the wall in that room with that beautiful hand crafted vessel!
http://www.muralsyourway.com/sea-life-murals/

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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Mandymandy102

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#4 posted 873 days ago

:0 woooaaahhhh COOLIO!!!!!!!!

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Brandon

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#5 posted 873 days ago

Nice, It’s a talking boat bed!

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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Chris Davis

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#6 posted 873 days ago

Woodshaver, that is a good idea. I am about to make another one and thought about making an extra one for my showroom.

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Lou Scott

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#7 posted 873 days ago

Very cool!

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

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Chris Davis

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#8 posted 873 days ago

Brandon, I need to do a video with the bed talking or singing the Disney pirate song.

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Napaman

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#9 posted 873 days ago

fun stuff as always! “Sail the seven seas every night…its more then a dream.” This could be a part of your advertising!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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Chris Davis

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#10 posted 873 days ago

Napaman, I love it. You should be in advertising.

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Chris Davis

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#11 posted 873 days ago

Napaman, you’d like this. It is a sail boat our church is building in the Philippines.
Nativa II
click on the pictures and there is some of the first boat and my trip over there.

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Lou Scott

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#12 posted 873 days ago

Thanks for sharing !

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

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Francois Vigneron

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#13 posted 872 days ago

So cool ! I wish I had grown up in that.

-- Francois Vigneron, Gif-sur-Yvette, France & Altadena, CA

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Shannon Bailey

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#14 posted 872 days ago

Very Nice work. Take a look at the bed I did

http://lumberjocks.com/projects/18016

-- Life has a funny way of getting back at you for your actions. It's Comming...

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DaveTPilot

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#15 posted 872 days ago

That is awesome! Very nice work. Thanks for posting.

-- How valuable is time to a person who spends his disparaging the beliefs of others? --David Berthelette www.pilotwoodworks.com

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