Captains Bed With Pull-Out Desk, Dresser and Mini-Closet

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Project by gbarteck posted 02-12-2010 06:34 AM 8630 views 7 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a bed built for my 14-year-old son who shares a room with a younger brother. Space is limited so we wanted to pack a lot of function into as small a footprint as possible.

Construction is with Oak plywood and solid Oak.

Drawer boxes are made with reclaimed poplar Drawer fronts were made from reclaimed oak

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#2 posted 02-12-2010 07:49 AM

Nicely done! I enjoyed following your blog as well.

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#3 posted 02-12-2010 08:58 AM

great looking captains bed… very good use of the space under it for the desk and storage…

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#4 posted 02-12-2010 01:41 PM

Very cool….

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#5 posted 02-12-2010 02:56 PM

Very functional looking unit! Nice job on the build and finish!

-- Tim, Myrtle Beach, [email protected] Just one more tool, that's all I need! :)

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#6 posted 02-12-2010 06:04 PM

Cool bed.

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#7 posted 02-12-2010 06:59 PM

That really turned out great. Thanks for posting the blog. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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#8 posted 02-13-2010 02:46 PM

This is really good. It makes great use of a small area. Well planned and constructed.

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#9 posted 02-13-2010 08:11 PM

Very nice. I like the pull out desk.

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#10 posted 10-15-2012 04:00 AM

Came across your project while looking for some ideas for a student desk for my kids ( 6 & 8 ). I just wanted to say what a nice pice furniture and the design great. Thanks for the post.

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#11 posted 10-15-2012 01:15 PM

Thanks for the comment! It sure was a fun project to do. While it’s still in use today, I must say that the mini-closet is the one part that didn’t get used as originally intended, and I would probably design that part differently if I made another. That space is probably better suited for general shelved storage, in hindsight.

I’ve been really satisfied with it.

-- "A day without sunshine is like...night."

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