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Project by Chris Davis posted 08-13-2013 01:01 PM 7303 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This bed is a little different. It is an Airplane Bed I built this one for a repeat customer whose child loves planes. They sent a sketch of the shape and I took it from there. We added drawers under the bed for their luggage and made the tail in a way to so that they could sit up in bed to read.

It was a fun project. I completed it in April 2013. The finish is pigmented lacquers except on the prop where we used clear coated oak.

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#1 posted 08-13-2013 01:14 PM

So cool…......Very nice!
Concerns: Will the wings withstand a kid sitting on them to put his shoes on?.......or even worse, jumping off of them as they skydive onto their floor?

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#2 posted 08-13-2013 01:17 PM

Actually we had the same concerns and were going to support the wings from underneath, but decided on shortening the wings, per customers request.

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#3 posted 08-13-2013 01:31 PM

Is that the shortened wing in the pictures? This is an awesome bed! Very cool!

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#4 posted 08-13-2013 02:33 PM

That was a modification on it but not the final. We actually ended up taking the wing off completely and using graphics. I don’t think I took a picture of it. I’ll search and post it if I find it.

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#5 posted 08-14-2013 03:28 AM


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#6 posted 08-16-2013 01:24 PM

Cool bed! Great design and build, like the drawers and the headboard. The kid will love it. Great job!

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