Boat Bed | Built for a Queen

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Project by Chris Davis posted 04-25-2018 12:01 PM 6166 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a boat bed that was built for a customer in December 2017. They wanted a queen size version of a nautical theme boat bed that I’ve built several times before. We took the design that we had for the twin and full and redesigned it to fit a 60×80 queen mattress.

We added lights in the headboard with a push-button switch

The finish is a distressed finsih. We started with a grey base coat in lacquer and used a glaze on top of that to give it the distressed look they wanted. Also to give it more of an old weathered look and to make it even more distressed, we added some wormholes and gouge marks.

Lift up the lid on the bow and we have storage. Perfect for things like stuffed animals and toys. As a safety feature, we cut vent holes in the back so there will be proper ventilation. We also added lid supports to protect those little fingers from the lid accidentally shutting. On the bow, there are also two portholes on either side. We would normally put the portholes on the side rail but this customer wanted them on the bow.

For a second bed, we added a trundle. It’s a standard twin size trundle and takes a 39×75 mattress.


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Wood Type: Maple, poplar, pine

Finish: Oil base stain glaze and Pre-cat. Lacquer on base

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 04-25-2018 12:14 PM

That is really cool. I love it. Very nice work on it and the details!!


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#2 posted 04-25-2018 08:11 PM

Wow! Awesome set of beds. Who wouldn’t want to sleep here.

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#3 posted 04-25-2018 11:00 PM

That is really cool. I love it. Very nice work on it and the details!!


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#4 posted 04-26-2018 11:57 AM

That is awesome! Great work

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#5 posted 04-27-2018 02:31 PM

Very nice Chris!
Question for you on the stain; have you ever utilized “Pioneer Wood” product? It is a powder based product mixes with water (I know the “water” makes some cringe). It provides an aged/distressed look in less than 6 hrs. Nice thing is you can experiment with coats for different levels of distressing.
Anyway, just wanted to pass along and let you know I like the bed!

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#6 posted 04-28-2018 06:45 PM

Looks great

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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