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New Project - My Son's Desert Skiff Bed

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    Re: New Project - My Son's Desert Skiff Bed

    Really! This is so cool!!!!!!!!!

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    Re: New Project - My Son's Desert Skiff Bed

    Thanks guys!

    One final finishing touch before I start painting. I finished the rear sail using a piece of foam core board and paint stirring sticks. I cut the sticks to length and added them to the foam board. I am hoping it ties in when I paint.


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    Re: New Project - My Son's Desert Skiff Bed

    Lookin' ShhwEET!!

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    Re: New Project - My Son's Desert Skiff Bed

    Ru kidding me...this is awesome!!!

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    Re: New Project - My Son's Desert Skiff Bed

    Thanks again for the comments guys!

    Finally got to painting today, but it's going a little slower than I had hoped for, lots of awkward angles. I really love this color, it's not nearly as green as it looks in the photos.

    I also love how the rear sail wing turned out.

    Back at it tomorrow, want to wrap this one up before the weekend's over if I can.





    Last edited by azheat01; Feb 3, 2012 at 9:38 PM.

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    Re: New Project - My Son's Desert Skiff Bed

    Your great grandkids will be hearing stories about this bed!! Father 2 Father...Much respect!

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    Re: New Project - My Son's Desert Skiff Bed

    ...Coolest bed... ever!

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    Re: New Project - My Son's Desert Skiff Bed

    That is looking awesome!

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    Re: New Project - My Son's Desert Skiff Bed

    Yea! You nailed it brother. You may never get your son out of his room again.

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    Re: New Project - My Son's Desert Skiff Bed

    This is an amazing build

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    Full respect bro!
    I love things like this and cannot wait till my 2yr old suggests something similar to me...

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    Re: New Project - My Son's Desert Skiff Bed

    Thanks guys, my kids are loving this. They both want to play on this thing, even when I am working on it!

    Just about done with the base coat, about to move onto a little weathering. I also added a piece of gray anti-fatigue mat for the floor. I got this from Lowe's. They sell it off the roll for about $3.50 a linear foot, but I didn't need much. I spent about 8 bucks and did it with one piece because it was just wide enough.






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    Re: New Project - My Son's Desert Skiff Bed

    Wow, just amazing. You are an example for all fathers. Can't wait to have kids and transform their rooms, haha.

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    Re: New Project - My Son's Desert Skiff Bed

    Today I can finally say I am done with this. I kind of rushed through the weathering process, which isn't my strong suit anyway, but I really wanted to be finished with this. I had fun, but it took a lot of time (I am guessing I have over 40 hours into this, and I swear 10 of them were getting those audio discs to work!).

    Today I threw on several different coats of paint; some black, brown, yellow, gray, a little red, and a bit of silver for the blaster hits. I also finished the piloting sticks by painting them black. It looks a bit better in person.







    I am happy to say my son loves this! I am also happy to say I came in under my planned budget of $300.00. Here's the final tally:

    Lumber - $111.64
    Hardware - $31.96
    Finishing Touches (screw covers, material for the sail wing, etc) - $34.63
    PVC Pipe - $9.34
    Paint - $29.95
    Electronics - $46.10

    Total: $263.62................Having your son say, "Daddy, you're my best friend, I love my bed", priceless!

    And one last shot:



    Figured I would re-post the video as well:

    Star Wars Desert Skiff Bed.MPG - YouTube

    I know the next step is to make this a full Star Wars room, so painting the walls is probably next!

    With all the talented members out there, I would love for someone to tackle this and do it some real justice.

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    Re: New Project - My Son's Desert Skiff Bed

    Amazing work, you should be proud of yourself.
    I wonder if my wife will let me have a bed like that.

    Craig

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    Wonderful job. I love what you've done here, you should be proud for this accomplishment. This is a story to tell to your grandkids next to a warm fireplace. ...Priceless!

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    Re: New Project - My Son's Desert Skiff Bed

    That is incredible Great Job!!! Your son is really lucky lol. My kids looked at this with me and now they are screaming for one.

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    Re: New Project - My Son's Desert Skiff Bed

    It looks great. I bet he loves it. This is why I can't surf the forum with my kids watching. They will want me to build them something like that.

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    Re: New Project - My Son's Desert Skiff Bed

    Thats just awesome. If I made something like that id be afraid it would fall apart while my kids was in it. But I have no skills when it comes to stuff like that.

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    Re: New Project - My Son's Desert Skiff Bed

    WOW! You def set the bar high! Great work buddy!
    B

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    Amazing work, would love one myself but the other half said I'd be sleeping in a skip if I made her sleep in something like that


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    Re: New Project - My Son's Desert Skiff Bed

    cArAZZY SWEET!! Nicely DONE!!

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    Re: New Project - My Son's Desert Skiff Bed

    Thanks guys! Glad to see so much positive feedback!

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    Re: New Project - My Son's Desert Skiff Bed

    Well, I figured since I made a skiff bed, I would go ahead and finish the room in the Star Wars ROTJ skiff scene. My son seems happy about it. My inspiration for the room is this:



    Here's how the room looks so far. I need to do a few small touch-ups.







    I also took a photo I found online of Jabba's sail barge and sent it into an online poster company. (I apologize if this photo is owned by anyone here, I didn't find much info when I did my search, and I feel guilty for using it without asking). They turned it into a 22" x 36" poster for about $20.00. I am going to cut this out, mount it to some foam board, and hang in the room. I also plan to back light it with some LEDs.


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    Re: New Project - My Son's Desert Skiff Bed

    Ummmmm I'm confused....didn't you say this was beyond your level of experitse?!?!?

    Looks like you hit it out of the park....

    Can you make me a bed too?!??!?!

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