Two years ago, the natural expansion of my daughter’s family required that her two young boys bunk up together in the same room… the price of acquiring a new sister. The older one faced moving from a novelty single bed, in the shape of a safari jeep, to a perhaps more standard bunk setting. This is where the idea to build a set of novelty bunks came into being. The initial request was for a London double decker bus, but it’s interesting how various experiences come together to mold unexpected outcomes. At the time, I was reading a series of 27 novels by Alexander Kent that involved the British Navy during the late seventeen hundreds, and quite by accident, my daughter saw a picture of another set of pirate ship bunks while looking at a real estate property online. The pictured bunks were a little abstract, and so, as men do, I sought to improve on a good idea.