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Project by Chris Davis posted 2317 days ago 17447 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a boat bed that was completed on 4-15-2008. It is one my production bed that I build regularly. I’ve built this one in just about every size but king. Going from toddler to queen size. I even sent one to Qutar in the Middle East. I’ll be building two more in the next few weeks. One pink and one this same color.

I change something on this bed each time I build it. This time around I made the headboard legs removable. I used dowels and pocket screws for it to be reassembled. I also added air vents in the back, for safety reasons. The last few have had an air space under the toybox lid, but to streamline production and to improve the appearance, I move them to the back.

Here is the recorded segment of my live broadcase of building the toybox. Click here see what is happening now.

Here is the toddler version that I built http://wwbeds.com/april08pictures/DSCN2241_1.jpg

Here is the one that went to Qutar (I even put the country’s flag on the mast)
http://wwbeds.com/march07pictures/DSCN3360.JPG

Here is another different one
http://wwbeds.com/nov07pictures/IMG_9473.JPG

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





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MsDebbieP

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#1 posted 2317 days ago

I just shake my head in amazement.
This is WONDERFUL.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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trifern

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#2 posted 2317 days ago

Very nice project. Have you ever built one out of mahogany finished natural?

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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Chris Davis

1287 posts in 2609 days


#3 posted 2317 days ago

No trifern, I haven’t built one in mahogany, but I did build one in maple.
Maple boat

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Chris Davis

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#4 posted 2317 days ago

If anyones interrested here is another boat project where I talked about how I built it.
Click for details

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

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GaryK

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#5 posted 2317 days ago

Those are pretty cool! Great job.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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ND2ELK

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#6 posted 2317 days ago

Hi Chris

Great looking beds as always. Do you sell the hardware for the bottom bed? Have you ever made one of these like a captains bed with drawers under the top bed? Thanks for posting.

god Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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Chris Davis

1287 posts in 2609 days


#7 posted 2317 days ago

Tom,
I developed a system that uses all wood and in each corner will be 2 dowels a draw type screw and a caster that you can get from Lowes or Home depot. Send me a messege with your email and I’ll send you some instructions.

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

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Scott Bryan

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#8 posted 2317 days ago

Chris,

You ingenuity with these posts never ceases to amaze me. I happened to catch this one (or one like it) in the live feed when I looked in the other day. This is a cool bed. I am sure that any child would love to have one of these (and maybe some adults as well).

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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Chris Davis

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#9 posted 2316 days ago

Scott,
You said: ”I am sure that any child would love to have one of these (and maybe some adults as well).” I had someone order a queen size bed, so maybe there is some adult sleeping on one out there. I called it the Yacht when building this thing.
Queen boat bed

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

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