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Project by Art posted 01-19-2013 03:09 AM 2705 views 18 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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#1 posted 01-19-2013 05:58 AM

super looking bed very nice work.

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#2 posted 01-19-2013 11:37 AM

Very classy looking

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 01-19-2013 12:23 PM

What an awesome looking bed

-- I have the Saw Dust Fever

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#4 posted 01-19-2013 12:51 PM

great looking bed.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#5 posted 01-19-2013 12:55 PM

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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#6 posted 01-19-2013 01:23 PM

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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#7 posted 01-19-2013 01:26 PM

Very nice bed!

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#8 posted 01-19-2013 04:16 PM

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

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#9 posted 01-19-2013 04:20 PM

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

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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#10 posted 01-19-2013 07:01 PM

great design, looks great too

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#11 posted 01-20-2013 12:04 AM

Beautiful Captain Bed.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#12 posted 01-20-2013 02:42 AM

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

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#13 posted 01-20-2013 06:55 AM

Perfect bed! Perfect rustic style!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#14 posted 01-20-2013 05:14 PM

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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#15 posted 01-20-2013 11:07 PM

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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