Boat Bed with Navigation Lights

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Project by Chris Davis posted 381 days ago 1690 views 9 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve built lots of these boat beds over the years, but this one I added something unique. I added navigation lights to the Bow. This is great to use as a night light or just simply every cool.

It is a real navigation lights bought form a local boat supply store. I then had to connect a 12 volt transformer and switch. I placed the switch just behind the bow so that I could be used independently of the headboard lights.

Like my other ones this one does feature a toybox in the bow and a pullout trundle bed.

-Built in April 2013
-Size: 45”w x 117”l x 41”h
-Toy Box in the bow (footboard)
-Trundle standard twin size up to a 9 1/2” Mattress
-Color Minwax Red Mahogany and custom Re
-Headboard features porthole cutouts with optional lighting
-Authentic stainless steel tie-downs

Building Pictures:
frame out bow
Shaping the Wave Breaker
prepping the bow
Bow top being made

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#1 posted 381 days ago

VERY NICE! I’m sure any kid would love to sleep in that.

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#2 posted 381 days ago

Great Lookin Bed

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#3 posted 381 days ago

THAT is freaking cool!

-- Steve

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#4 posted 381 days ago

beautiful ! I’d like to try to make one of these for my 4 year old, though mine will be less fancy. did you do a post on how to make the skin on the toy box? I thought I saw one a while ago but I can’t seem to find it now.
any tips for a novice buccaneer ?

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#5 posted 381 days ago

so cool! love the lights!

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#6 posted 381 days ago

That is very nice. And, with the cleats on bow you can get some dock line and tie off rambunctious toddlers :)

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#7 posted 381 days ago

Raydawg here is a blog post on one. Not real detailed buy may get you started. Also search some of my other finished project post and see if you can get some info of them. I always post building info on them as well:

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#8 posted 380 days ago

thanks man!

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#9 posted 380 days ago

You are the bed master. Another great one to your resume. Well thought out with nice bling…..................

-- mike...............

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#10 posted 380 days ago

Nailed it!
I can’t imagine a finer example of a nautical themed bed. You just flat out nailed it.

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#11 posted 380 days ago

Thanks for all the great comments!

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#12 posted 379 days ago

Very cool boat bed! Like every great detail of it especially the toy box and the pullout bed. Awesome work!

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#13 posted 378 days ago

That’s just way kool

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#14 posted 331 days ago

very awesome..would love this even as a grown up.

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