Son's Captains Bed

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Project by charger1966 posted 04-02-2008 05:09 PM 5492 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well after deciding to do woodworking again I needed a project to do. My son was fresh home from college and said that his bed had broken. He wanted a new one. Well what good father who is looking for a woodworking project would refuse this? I asked him to find a picture of the style he wanted and then I would build it for him. He came up with a Captain’s Bed with Six Drawers under it. We made a trip to the lumber yard and I started to build it for him. Well Four weeks later and $450 in materials it was done. It’s made all with Pine ,Fir & MDF. The pine is the top and bottom shelf in the bookcase Headboard and the Side rails. I also used Pine for the frame of the Foot Board. The rest of the exposed wood is Fir Flooring. All the drawers have Dove tailed joints in the front and Back and slide on steel Glides. The support of the mattress is made of MDF. I made it so it can come apart easily for transporting it and to assemble it too. Now that he’s been on it for over a year he’s very pleased with it.

-- "Keep Miaking That Sawdust," Lance

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#1 posted 04-02-2008 05:14 PM

Pretty nice! Lots of storage for a growing boy!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 04-02-2008 05:21 PM

Well More like growing young Man, He’s 6’3” and 255lbs. Thanks
The bed is a Queen size bed.

-- "Keep Miaking That Sawdust," Lance

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#3 posted 04-02-2008 05:36 PM

No wonder his bed broke! Looks like this one is constructed to withstand his size. Nice job!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#4 posted 04-02-2008 07:29 PM

This is a nice project. Adding drawers like this is something that should be done more often. They add storage and eliminate a lot of dust bunnies. The bed’s construction looks strong. I guess it would have to be given his size. :)

Thanks for the post.

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

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#5 posted 04-02-2008 09:36 PM

Good project. It looks very well built.

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#6 posted 04-03-2008 03:53 AM

looks great…tons of storage which all of us could use…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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