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Project by GFresh posted 07-26-2014 01:46 PM 1189 views 13 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my attempt at a princess castle bed. Nothing too original from the design… although I added an eight drawer dresser with ball-bearing slides to the side and a small upper cabinet on top of the dresser for her access from the bed. The bed is made of maple plywood and trimmed in poplar. Overall, it was a pretty easy and enjoyable project… the only exception being the upper castle trim on each piece – very monotonous (and painting… some people find it very enjoyable to paint but I am not one of those types of people.) As I previously stated, nothing too unique for this type of project, but the reaction I received from my daughter makes it spectacular. She thinks she is the only person out there with a bed like this :) Sorry for the poor pics, I always forget to take step-by-step pics once I get started.





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majuvla

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#1 posted 07-26-2014 02:18 PM

Beautiful set, the princess will enjoy, I’m sure.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Cantputjamontoast

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#2 posted 07-26-2014 02:34 PM

very nice!!!!!

-- "Not skilled enough to wipe jam on toast!"

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MarkTheFiddler

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#3 posted 07-26-2014 06:40 PM

Oh lord, the return of the Pink and Lavendar. Whew! My stress level went way down when I got rid of those colors in my daughters bedroom.

Oh yeah! It’s a wood project!

I say it’s outstanding. I have never seen a better bed set for a child. The design and execution make my jaw drop. This is on my favorite list for the grandkids (If and When). Thank you very much for sharing.

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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#4 posted 07-26-2014 07:11 PM

Wonderful design and very girlish.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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English

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#5 posted 07-26-2014 07:29 PM

Wonderful Project!! What a lucky little girl to have such a great Dad.

-- John, Suffolk Virgina

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isaac42

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#6 posted 07-26-2014 07:47 PM

Very nice. She is one lucky girl.

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JoeinGa

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#7 posted 07-26-2014 07:59 PM

I can only imagine how much she loves it. You are the NUMBER ONE DAD HERO in her book for sure!

My granddaughter has several of those same posters in her room. Seems to be a very popular theme for young girls.

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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paxorion

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#8 posted 07-26-2014 08:46 PM

My daughter (she is 2.7 years old) was staring at the photos declaring “daddy make this for me!” Great job!

-- paxorion

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NormG

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#9 posted 07-26-2014 09:10 PM

Great job on this piece, I ma sure she loves it

-- Norman

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stan3443

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#10 posted 07-26-2014 11:10 PM

The smile on their face makes it priceless. I made a castle bed for my granddaughter same exact colors a lot of the same detals same problem with pictures bed takes up most of room. I’m sure she will enjoy for years

-- If your not supposed to have hair on your face......why does it grow their

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SteveGaskins

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#11 posted 07-27-2014 12:22 AM

Absolutely beautiful. I know your daughter will always remember it. However, you just gave me a new project as my five year old granddaughter wants me to build one tonight. I asked her to give me a few days…added to favorites. Great job.

-- Steve, South Carolina, http://www.finewoodworkingofsc.com

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Nickdarr

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#12 posted 07-27-2014 02:10 AM

Awesome.

-- Darren... Learn, practice, teach, and leave a lasting impact.

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grosa

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#13 posted 07-27-2014 11:02 AM

Nice job on the bed. You just became the coolest dad in the world in here eyes. Awesome.

-- Have a great day.

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489tad

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#14 posted 07-27-2014 11:04 AM

Attempt? You nailed it! Way to go Dad!

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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Robin1

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#15 posted 07-27-2014 12:09 PM

I made the mistake of looking at the pics while my 5 year old daughter was sitting on my lap. I think you see where this is going…

It’s a great design and well built. Nice work!

-- Jim, Upstate NY, JT Perri Custom Furniture

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