Boat Bed #1: The Plan

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Blog entry by Chris Davis posted 1944 days ago 3842 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I am about to start on a boat bed. This is one that I’ve built several times. This one is a little different. The customer doesn’t have room for the foot (Bow) of the bed so I am making it as a stand alone toybox that can be pushed up to the foot of the bed when they have room. Also the customer wanted to add portholes down the side. I’ll have 3 on each side. Instead of the trundle there will be three drawers. I will also build a 5 drawer chest and a 2 drawer nightstand to match.

One other thing that will set this a part is instead of it being painted this one will be a stained oak. I’ve built a couple stained maple but never in oak.

I am very excited about starting this project. As I am writing this I’ve already made my cut list, banded most of the parts, and built the chest frame, nightstand frame, and drawer pedestal frame.

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Here is what I got so far:
Chest, Nightstand, and underdresser.

Here is examples of some built in the past:
Boat bed with drawers
Maple boat bed

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Scott Bryan

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#1 posted 1944 days ago

This looks like another interesting project. For my personal tastes I much prefer seeing a natural finish on a project rather than painting it. It certainly looks as if you do not waste any time since you just completed one project and are well on the way with another one.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#2 posted 1944 days ago

Do you ever sleep? You really do get with the program. I liked the train bed and I know that this project will be really nice. As for me I too like natural finishes on wood rather than paint so I am looking forward to seeing this completed.

-- Gene Miller - it only took me 3 days 9 hours and 28 minutes to get that top flat!

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Chris Davis

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#3 posted 1944 days ago

Sleeping is for wimps! Just kidding. Thanks for the comments.

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