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Project by Chris Davis posted 08-13-2013 01:01 PM 3319 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This bed 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.

For more building pictures see my Current Projects link at wwbeds.com or poggyskids.com. See what we are doing live:
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ohwoodeye

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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?

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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Chris Davis

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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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travislucia

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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!

-- Measure Once, Cut Once, Be Unique

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Chris Davis

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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

FUN! FUN! FUN!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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Fishinbo

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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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