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CAPT MADDY'S SLEEPING SHIP

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Project by Bobby Vincent posted 07-02-2012 01:28 AM 1071 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My Grandson “MADDOX” wanted a pirate ship bed for his birthday. I needed something that could be moved, so I came up w/ this design. The Headboard is a bookshelf, The Footboard is a Toy box and the sides of the ship is a stand alone bed. Since it separates into 3 sections, it is easily moved “as seen in the back of my truck” I wanted it to Look like an OLD Pirate Ship so I made it out of individual boards and Distressed each board as I progressed. I have a sail for the back & a working steering wheel for the front ordered. (Didn’t get here in time for B’day). He loves it and I really enjoyed doing it. It was my 1st big project.

-- Bobby,LongvilleLake,La





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Kookaburra

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#1 posted 07-02-2012 04:12 AM

Lucky sailor! Good design to use the headboard and footboard as more than just empty space. And it looks like you have a happy customer Only thing missing is the ship’s name – or is Maddox expected to come up with that?

-- Kay - Just a girl who loves wood.

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Bobby Vincent

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#2 posted 07-02-2012 01:38 PM

Yeah he’s going to have to think of a name. I’ve got a few more things to do to Tweak it out little, Maybe by then He’ll have it named and I can get a Better Picture of it. Nice to have a woman’s point of view.

-- Bobby,LongvilleLake,La

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Bennie Woods

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#3 posted 07-02-2012 02:29 PM

Very cool build Bobby! Love the anchor! I’ve yet to build a themed bed but shortly I’ll begin working on a John Deere Tractor bunk bed.

-- Bennie Woods, USS FRANK CABLE, GUAM

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Skiedra

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#4 posted 07-03-2012 06:55 PM

What a tidy room. Just like my kids :D

Also, is there a captain’s first mate sleeping on the floor??? You better build him a second ship, grandpa. And then they can have sea …. urmh…. pillow battles.

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Russ

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#5 posted 07-03-2012 09:30 PM

Nice work on the boat bed. Your gandson seems very happy with it.

-- Russ

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#6 posted 09-09-2012 07:03 AM

That’s one cool Sleeping berth. Great design too

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