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Posted on Building a pirate boat bed need some advice or validation on my plans

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#1 posted 12-29-2009 07:48 AM

I would suggest the bed rails be at least 2” thick by say 6” high. They will be tacking a lot of stress from bouncing an getting jump on. I fullly agree with the plywood or OSB to support the mattress. I built my son a Captains bed when he was younger, it had drawers on both side so it did not have to be against a wall. If you want the look of the bow hull to have the planked look as on a boat. You could go to your library and order a book on whats called Lofting. This would show you how to cut the Planks. If you put a door at the stearn of the ship to gain accsee to the area behind the drawers, you could make the dead space into a nice half closet. This works great for boys with not having to worry about hieght for things like dress’s
Have fun and post pics

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