Sarahann’s bed

This is a family project and although it doesn’t appear to be boat related, I traded my sister this maple and walnut bed for her kayak.

The sideboards and foot-board are pretty simple flat panel and frame construction.

The headboard is a little more complex. The stiles have about eight laminates to make the s-curve. The maple panel is constructed cooper style with the shaping done with a scraper over a few hours.

Some years ago, I also built the shaker inspired side tables shown in the bedroom photograph.IMG_20140216_132359632 IMG_20140216_132409848 photo-3


Ms. Reilly

Built in 1961 this Sam Crocker designed schooner was hauled out for regular maintenance. She is 37′ and draws 7′ with the board down. I adjusted the painted waterline to match how she sits at the dock these days, painted her topsides and bulwarks with two coats of one part polyurethane. I applied 7 coats of acrylic urethane to her rubrail and bulwark cap and stripped varnish from the coamings, hatches, and house for the owner to oil. And two coats of gold paint to the carved trailboards.


T.V. mount for Sportfisher

Figuring out solutions to unusual problems is always interesting.  This 54′ Paul Mann Sportfisher had a locker in the saloon where the owner wanted a flat screen t.v. but didn’t want to lose the stowage area. I built this drawer mounted on 100 lb. capacity drawer slides so the crew could still get to their snacks, with an extra large (and reinforced) drawer front for mounting the t.v. The DVD player and cable remote receiver are also mounted on the front with a fiddle on the shelf down low for the remotes. The drawer slides are “push to open” so they lock in place when the drawer is closed but I added barrel bolts at the top for extra security.

New transom and navigation light boards for 46′ Grand Banks

Dow Woodworks just finished installing these new name and hail boards. Accomplished ship carver Jim Knowles carved the letters for me, then I finished off the carpentry, applied sixteen coats of exterior acrylic urethane varnish, primer and two topcoats of polyurethane to the border and letters.