Ethans Pirate Bed

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Project by Abram posted 04-30-2012 03:39 AM 4403 views 5 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So I’ve wanted to build this for a while now. My kids room is pirate themed so of course I got to build him a ship. I used 1/4 inch plywood for the ship panels. My buudy sketched out the ship design free hand. I then built the frame out of 2×6’s. My kids hard on his bed so it needs to stand up to abuse. I then went and made the helm(steering wheel) out of scrap wood hanging around the shop. You can’t have a pirate ship without a cannon so I got a 4×4 blank and turned one on the lahte. I wanted the lid in the front of the ship to be hidden so I made a shelf for to sit down in which made it flush with the trim. To add to some of it my buddy scrolled out a octopus skull and crossbones for the lid and I painted a octopus insignia on the side. For more on the ship refer to my blog.

-- "That will Work"

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#1 posted 04-30-2012 04:01 AM

Very cool project, My Grandson has the “pirate” bug as well (just posted treasure chest of his recently) I don’t dare show him this bed,I would never hear the end of it (LOL) ! It turned out great ,nice work DAD,thanks for sharing and be safe !......ROB

-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans wood shop treasure ! ;-)

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#2 posted 04-30-2012 06:04 AM

That is one great project!

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#3 posted 04-30-2012 12:42 PM

How cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!..............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#4 posted 04-30-2012 12:57 PM

Ahoy mate, thats one seaworthy bed. Nice job.

-- Dale West Central Pa. Do it all, before last call.

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#5 posted 04-30-2012 10:50 PM

That’s a cool bed, your a great dad.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#6 posted 05-01-2012 03:42 AM

great bed he will love it for years… grand kids love theirs

-- If your not supposed to have hair on your face......why does it grow their

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#7 posted 05-01-2012 05:37 PM

Awesome work. The cannon was a great touch. I built one for my son I still need to post and I might be adding a cannon now!

-- Russ

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#8 posted 05-02-2012 05:14 PM

What kid wouldn’t want such an awesome bed!

-- Fergie in CO

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#9 posted 05-04-2012 03:02 PM

What a great looking project! Nicely done.

-- Mistake? No, that's just an unexpected design opportunity....

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