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Project by Chris Davis posted 06-08-2012 10:22 AM 3075 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.

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#1 posted 06-08-2012 10:33 AM

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.


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#2 posted 06-08-2012 11:43 AM

Wonderful combination

It brings the design together

I remember these from the 70’s


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#3 posted 06-08-2012 01:48 PM

Love it!


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#4 posted 06-09-2012 02:45 AM

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

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#5 posted 01-01-2013 04:26 PM

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?

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#6 posted 01-01-2013 04:31 PM

Unique bed ,good build.

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#7 posted 01-02-2013 12:06 PM

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

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