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Project by Art posted 452 days ago 2343 views 19 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I combined two designs that I’ve always liked…..cannonball poster and captain’s bed (for added packing space). This was my first attempt at turning wooden spheres. I quickly learned that it’s not hard to make one, but a real challenge to make 4 that semi match in size. The bed is from European spruce stained with Imbuia. The side rails are tenoned into the head and footrails and secured with channel iron so it can come apart if need be. The slats are hardwood and provide the majority of the bed’s weight. The drawers are fairly large and mounted on ball bearing telescopic slides.

-- Arthur T., Pringle Braai Furniture, South Africa, atrfrmusa@yahoo.co.uk. A lion leaves its skin when it dies....





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 452 days ago

super looking bed very nice work.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Monte Pittman

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#2 posted 451 days ago

Very classy looking

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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Bill_N

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#3 posted 451 days ago

What an awesome looking bed

-- I have the Saw Dust Fever

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whitebeast88

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#4 posted 451 days ago

great looking bed.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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Oldtool

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#5 posted 451 days ago

Very nicely made, great looking bed.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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Belg1960

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#6 posted 451 days ago

Art, nice build I need to make something like this for my son, he needs more storage.

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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SchotterWoodworking

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#7 posted 451 days ago

Very nice bed!

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doncutlip

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#8 posted 451 days ago

Aww yeah I like that one. Solid, sturdy looking massive bed.

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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helluvawreck

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#9 posted 451 days ago

That’s a wonderful bed. It’s very clean and I like the finish.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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eddie

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#10 posted 451 days ago

great design, looks great too

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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Beginningwoodworker

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#11 posted 451 days ago

Beautiful Captain Bed.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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David Dean

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#12 posted 451 days ago

nice work I wish we had one but the bed room is to small for somthing like that.

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majuvla

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#13 posted 451 days ago

Perfect bed! Perfect rustic style!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Martyroc

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#14 posted 450 days ago

Really nice, thanks for the idea, if my wife likes the look I found my new project.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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Art

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#15 posted 450 days ago

Thanks all for your generous comments! I must say this was a very satisfying project…...a good one to sleep on!

-- Arthur T., Pringle Braai Furniture, South Africa, atrfrmusa@yahoo.co.uk. A lion leaves its skin when it dies....

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