ARRR The Pirate Ship

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Project by Chris Davis posted 05-14-2012 11:07 AM 7937 views 14 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a pirate ship bed that was custom made for an Interior Designer. Their client for this bed is a PGA golfer. It is a full size and I built another one similar to this one back in 2007.
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This one the designer made some modifications. We added a mast with crows nest, steering wheel, anchors on the front. The headboard was modified by adding a railing around it and using more pine bead board.

The designer plans on adding a flag to the mast and giving it their special touch. Make sure you favorites and watch list because I’ll post pictures after the designer does their part and installs it.

It was completed in May 2010, and built mostly in April

Building pictures
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bow of the boat
Ready for finish shop

One last note. This designer came to us after they had a similar bed ordered from another company and the bed was never delivered.

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#1 posted 05-14-2012 11:13 AM

I’ll post a picture in the comments when the designer get it totally completed on their end so make sure you add it to your favorites and watch list.

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#2 posted 05-14-2012 12:34 PM

Very nice build, and the anchor was carefully carved!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#3 posted 05-14-2012 01:31 PM

Great boat bed.


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#4 posted 05-14-2012 01:39 PM

Woodworm it is a set of carved anchors, but I did do it. Ordered from Tropical Nautical.

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#5 posted 05-14-2012 02:12 PM

Very kool. I’m liking the slide instead o the plank.. All details, very nice

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#6 posted 05-14-2012 02:38 PM

I didn’t say much about the plank/slide. It used some black laminate on the top surface.

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#7 posted 05-14-2012 02:48 PM

The is a great bed

That plus a kids imagination and the world is within their bedroom

I’ve a bulldozer bed to build.

Any suggestions?


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#8 posted 05-14-2012 02:58 PM

Jamie, I’d use my train bed design as a starting point. How the side panels and the roof is made. Lay out the side on a large piece of cardboard to be able to see the proportions.

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#9 posted 05-14-2012 04:07 PM

Great work!

-- Dreaming patterns

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#10 posted 05-14-2012 04:14 PM

Wow, what kid wouldn’t LOVE this bed! I know MY son is obsessed with pirates and everything related. It turned out beautifully :)

-- Heidi :) “The only source of knowledge is experience”

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#11 posted 05-14-2012 04:44 PM

That is awesome!!!

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

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#12 posted 05-14-2012 06:42 PM

very well designed. when does it sail?

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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#13 posted 05-14-2012 07:13 PM

I had a boat bed back 50++ years ago, but not as nice as this.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#14 posted 05-14-2012 07:30 PM

Amagineer, It already sailed. We shipped it to Dallas last week.

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#15 posted 05-14-2012 10:39 PM

That is very cool, lots of nice little touches, great job

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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