Ultimate Pirate Ship Bedroom by Kuhl Design Build
By Eric • Mar 4, 2011 • Selected Work
Kuhl Design Build‘s client wanted to build a one-of-a-kind bedroom for a one-of-a-kind son.
The design/build company designed a space ship, race car, and castle before landing on this unique design. What self-respecting six year old wouldn’t want a pirate ship?
Pirate Ship Bedroom by Kuhl Design Build:
“A full grown man crosses the rope bridge into the ship. The rope bridge is connected to the top of the jail cell, built to accommodate evil doers, thieves and little sisters.
As with many of the things we build, this is was a first. Ultimately we derive great satisfaction out of overcoming odd design challenges. It’s sort of like that good pain you feel the day after a heavy workout.
We constructed the crows nest using a ten inch hand-hewn timber for extra strength. Not seen here is a bed where important friends may get to sleep.
We used 2×12 ribs to construct the hull of the ship, covering them with layers of 1/2 inch plywood to act as the planking. Our genius faux finisher developed a bomb-proof blend of plaster and epoxy with integrated coloring to simulate an old ship’s hull.”
Photos courtesy of Steve Kuhl
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