BB-61 BattleBed

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Project by Gianni posted 149 days ago 855 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Haven’t put anything up in a while, this was a compromise – if my son got a loft bed, he would postpone moving to a larger bedroom, avoiding the inevitable fight with his big sister.

Got the idea when touring the Iowa in LA this summer. The challenge coin embedded inhe silhouette I picked up on board. A friend’s dad as well as one of my work friends also served aboard.

Her nickname as president Roosevelt’s “Big Stick” it seems appropriate for a woodworking site. Sorry for the garage pics, but the unusual shape of his bedroom made pics difficult once it was in.

(edit to add a pic of the end stairs/cubbies)

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#1 posted 149 days ago

Nice rack!

-- Max the "night janitor" at

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#2 posted 149 days ago

Nice!... not sure how long it will be before bits start disappearing off the silhouette though!

-- If you want the rainbow, you got to put up with the rain - Steven Wright

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#3 posted 149 days ago

Tell your son that losing an argument with his sister prepares him for life, when he will lose all arguments with women, especially his wife. Even if he wins he will lose.

Cool bed.

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#4 posted 149 days ago

Very Nice Work Indeed! Thanks For Sharing!


-- The Difference Between A BEER And Your OPINION Is, I Asked For The BEER!

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#5 posted 149 days ago

Nice tribute to a great warrior.

If you are ever in Des Moines, swing by the statehouse and check out the builder’s model of the USS Iowa. Not as impressive as the ship itself, but still a terrific piece of work.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#6 posted 149 days ago

very nice,great bed.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#7 posted 149 days ago

Great looking loft bed! Man, I wish I had something like that when I was a kid!

-- Dean

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#8 posted 149 days ago

Looks like she’s ready for sea trials. I’m not a fan of painting normally but haze gray sure would look purdy

-- -Al, Patuxent River, MD

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#9 posted 148 days ago

Great job. Love the challenge coin inlay on it. Thanks for sharing

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#10 posted 148 days ago

Very nicely done—hope your son enjoys it!

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#11 posted 145 days ago

Cool looking loft bed! Great design and joinery. I bet your son likes it. Great job!

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