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Pirate Ship Bedroom With Rope Bridge, Slide, Top-Access Closet

One of the world’s luckiest 6-year-olds, at least this week, lives in Minnesota. This jaw-dropping custom bedroom renovation from Twin Cities builder Steve Kuhl is featured over at My Modern Metropolis:

The main feature of the room is the incredible floating pirate ship. Kuhl 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. A bomb-proof blend of plaster and epoxy with integrated coloring was used simulate an old ship’s hull.

But that’s not all. The room is also decked out with a rope bridge that connects the pirate ship to the top of a jail cell, and a rope suspended from the ship’s hull provides drop-in access to the closet. There’s also a completely hidden spiral slide, that lets you travel downstairs in a more adventurous way.

They’ve also got a follow-on interview with Steve himself. I know I’m not the only thirty-something out there who’s at least a bit jealous.

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8 thoughts on “Pirate Ship Bedroom With Rope Bridge, Slide, Top-Access Closet

  1. Future post suggestion:

    One of the world’s unluckiest teenagers lives in Minnesota, where his friends constantly mock him for having a “double-plus uncool” bedroom.

    1. You kidding? Party magnet when Pirates of the Caribbean IX comes out, featuring new jeune premier Depp lookalike. And Charlie Sheen as Keith Richards.

  2. He’s one lucky kid. Steve Kuhl did great job with the floating pirate ship/bedroom with just four weeks of construction. My husband was as ecstatic as my boy when I showed them the photos.

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