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Project by Chris Davis posted 12-31-2008 03:46 PM 9112 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a project that we finished and delivered on Christmas eve. It is a baseball loft. It is based off my baseball bed that I normally build with the customizable headboard. This is real similar to the baseball loft I built last August. Here are some of the changes I made to this one.

I use the style slide that I have for my Castle Loft. The customer wanted a full size coming straight out on the bottom and the larger slide helped filling in that gap. I like how small the other slide was, but like the sturdiness of this one.

I incorporated the ladder into the side panels. I love this change. The less pieces the easer it will be to ship and assemble. I also looks better and reduces the weight of the panels.

I also didn’t do the dugout bench or wall this time. The customer wanted a full size bed under there instead.

The front guard rail was made form real Louisville Slugger bats. I slightly trimmed both ends of a pair and cut most of the handle off the other two to make is the correct size that I needed. I put them together with a lag dowel type screw. After getting it together It felt a little week at the joint so I made the center support by drilling two 1” holes in a piece of ash, taking the bats apart and sliding it in the middle.

I really like this bed and may try to build one for my showroom and internet. I wasn’t able to get real good pictures, so I’ll have to build another one.

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Douglas Krueger

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#1 posted 12-31-2008 04:36 PM

Another home run Chris!!!! That will induce many a dream from a young boy.

-- I can so I wood but why are my learning curves always circles

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#2 posted 12-31-2008 05:04 PM

Great idea! Great job!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#3 posted 12-31-2008 06:20 PM

Totally Cool!

The bat rail is inspired!!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#4 posted 12-31-2008 07:09 PM

Chris, I’m a baseball fanatic. Do you make one big enough for a slightly overweight (read tubbo), middle aged guy? This bed looks like a lot of fun to build and a lot of fun to have.

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#5 posted 12-31-2008 08:03 PM

Bayouman, You’ll have no problem with this but I could reinforce it if you’d like, lol. By the way have you see how kids treat furniture?

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#6 posted 01-01-2009 03:18 AM

Nice bed Great Job

-- Jim, Kentucky

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