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A bed project

Postby boofredlay » Sun Mar 29, 2009 5:24 am

My daughter's room is not very big and for the longest time she did not spend much time playing there due to the fact she has a queen size bed. We were in a furniture store a few months back looking for an entertainment center and we looked at the kids bed section and I got an idea. I explained the idea to my daughter and that was that, it had to be built.

The following images show a couple of basic renders, the design, the cut lists and the final product (with our dog Sadie posing).

Total cost was about $120 and it took a couple of days in a cramped garage. The thing is sturdy too. I have slept in it a few times now, once when my daughter wanted to sleep with mommy and a few other times when she got scared. I am no lightweight either (working on that).

I hope you enjoy the images. It was fun to design and build. I still have to finish it however as I got the first splinter


She has many much more space to play now and loves it.
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Re: A bed project

Postby boofredlay » Sun Mar 29, 2009 5:26 am

Second set.
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Re: A bed project

Postby Dave R » Sun Mar 29, 2009 11:41 am

Very nice work there, Eric.

It's good to have a back up place to sleep, too.

Looks like you did a good job of organizing the project. I'd have used a plugin for that part but your graphical representation of the parts makes it easy in the shop.

What's your next project?
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Postby Jean-Franco » Sun Mar 29, 2009 12:47 pm

That's a nice one !
Well done Eric. At you computer and in your workshop :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
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Re: A bed project

Postby boofredlay » Sun Mar 29, 2009 3:42 pm

Thanks guys.

Dave R wrote:What's your next project?


A tool/mower shed with a covered deck on the side for the dog house.

Dave, what plugin would you use?
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Postby Dave R » Sun Mar 29, 2009 3:52 pm

If that shed and deck are anything like the bed, it'll be a work of art.

I'd use CutList and Layout but that's just me. ;)
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Re: A bed project

Postby boofredlay » Sun Mar 29, 2009 6:12 pm

Thanks Dave.
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Re: A bed project

Postby Teezer » Sun Mar 29, 2009 9:17 pm

Very nice job! That's my favorite use for SketchUp -- designing something and building it. :mrgreen: :thumb:
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Re: A bed project

Postby Roger » Wed Apr 15, 2009 6:52 pm

Is there a way to better integrate the doggie accommodations?
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Re: A bed project

Postby boofredlay » Thu Apr 16, 2009 5:43 pm

No need. We have been crate training her for a year now. The crate will probably go in the laundry soon and we won't close it anymore. It will be her bed when she needs it and will have the run of the house. At least that is the plan.
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Re: A bed project

Postby Roger » Fri Apr 17, 2009 7:24 pm

Regarding the dog. I was just reading news about a couple who couldn't agree on keeping their dog. The woman wanted the dog to go, the boyfriend insisted on keeping it. When the boyfriend returned home, he found the dog duct taped to the refrigerator door.

He ended up keeping the girl friend and getting rid of the dog. I think this was a big mistake. The precedent is set. One day he will find himself taped to the refrigerator door.

Anyhow, this was a good story for a Friday and thought you might enjoy.
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Re: A bed project

Postby brandy20 » Fri Apr 17, 2009 7:50 pm

Very nice work! I'm also building two beds for my children but they follow the classic style. You had a good idea. :berserk:
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Re: A bed project

Postby gasher » Thu Apr 23, 2009 4:09 pm

Just found the woodworking forum and saw your plans / build. Looks Great. I actually just designed a similar bed but as a Queen Bunk Bed, that can be converted in the future to a loft style if we move one of the kids to a different room. I need to get some help rendering but maybe I'll post the project here too.
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