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4 Post Waterbed/Sketchup

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Project by Chris Davis posted 680 days ago 1568 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

You don’t see Waterbeds very often anymore. We are the only ones in our area that you can still get them. If you do find them they are usually that dated 70’s design, which those seem to be making a come back. This one was from a customer out of California. He knew exactly want he wanted and drew it up in SketchUp.

What was great is he gave me a little extra budget and freedom to do what I wanted. He said if I want to add or change something, do it. Overall I loved the design so no much was changed. I did add the inlays in the drawer fronts and some small walnut trim under the side rail and foot board.

The wood used was oak wood with Walnut accents. I have never used this combination before but thought it worked out great.

SketchUp Drawings
4 post waterbed sketchup
4 design sketchup

Building Pictures
Working on the footboard panel
Side rails

If you would like more building pictures see my Current Projects Link link at www.wwbeds.com or poggyskids.com. See what we are doing right now:
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7 comments so far

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#1 posted 680 days ago

I like the wood combination, Chris. I haven’t seen Walnut added to oak before, but as you said, it does look good.

As always, nice work.

Lee

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Jamie Speirs

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#2 posted 680 days ago

Wonderful combination

It brings the design together

I remember these from the 70’s

jamie

-- 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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Lou Scott

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#3 posted 680 days ago

Love it!

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

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Roger

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#4 posted 679 days ago

Oh yes.. Catch that wave on the waterbed….....

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

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Matt Donley

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#5 posted 472 days ago

That’s pretty cool that the customer sent you what he was looking for in Sketchup. Was the model really detailed, or did you have to design the connections and joints, etc?

-- I create Sketchup Tips, Tricks, & Tutorials at http://www.Mastersketchup.com

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a1Jim

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#6 posted 472 days ago

Unique bed ,good build.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Chris Davis

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#7 posted 472 days ago

The customer did send the overall design, but didn’t specify the joint, just the overall look.

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

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