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detail of the boat bed headboard carving
My grandson’s maternal grand parents are Norwegian, so when my son asked me to make a special bed for him, I naturally thought of a viking boat. The final bed has hatches fore and on the sides for clothes, a secret compartment for candy, a time capsule mounted underneath with sketches I drew and videos of construction. The dragon’s head is meant to be whimsical and even contains a discoloured tooth as a warning about tooth brushing. The headboard carving of a dragon has my grandson’s and granddaughter’s names in the runic script.
boat bed, bow view
forward clothes storage hatch
viking boat bed from above, showing hatches
view of boat bed under construction
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Would you be able to provide some kind of plan with dimensions, materials, tools, etc. for a fee? I would really love to build this for my son who does not like to be alone in bed. I think he might feel safer if he were protected by the dragon keeping watch all night!
Wow!!! Incredible, so imaginative, so detailed, and truly inspiring. How did you become so skilled and capable to be able to realize such a creative design?
Really lovly bed your grandson is a lucky little chap! Do you come from a boatbuilding background?
Very nice Work! Being a father as well I can imagine the reaction of your son the first night he got to sleep in it.
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