Cinderella’s Coach Bed

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Project by Chris Davis posted 04-02-2009 02:04 PM 18193 views 4 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a bed that was completed in December 2004. The customer wanted a Cinderella theme bed and here is what we came up with. I cut the ribs form sheet stock. I could only get 3 of the ribs out of a sheet of material and the base used a couple sheets there. This project had a lot of waste, but I couldn’t see any way out of that. The finish is a white lacquer with glitter sprinkled in the final coat. We also trimmed the ribs of the bed with rope lighting. The wheels were purchased from Harbor Freight (see link).

To cut the ribs, I made one template and used it as a pattern to cut the rest. On the platform I turned my router into a large compass by adding a long board to the base and screwing it down at the pivot point, th center.

Here are a couple building pictures:
Top section before it's painted.
Another view of Cinderella's coach.

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#1 posted 04-02-2009 02:16 PM

Pretty cool. Just curious of what kind of mattress could be used in this.

-- joetroba, PA

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Chris Davis

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#2 posted 04-02-2009 02:21 PM

I had a 6’ dia. foam mattress cut for it, but when I delivered it the mattress wasn’t ready, so I sent a full size futon mattress. The futon mattress looked good on it and the customer wanted to keep it like that.

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#3 posted 04-02-2009 02:29 PM

Very creative project, Chris. I’ll bet the customer was very happy with it!

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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Randy Sharp

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#4 posted 04-02-2009 03:17 PM

That is so neat!

-- Randy, Tupelo, MS ~ A man who honors his wife will have children who honor their father.

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#5 posted 04-02-2009 03:35 PM

Hi Chris

Ain’t that something! The bed master has done it again. Love the bed and the art work on the wall. You have a God given talent there Buddy. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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Chris Davis

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#6 posted 04-02-2009 03:43 PM

I’ll take credit for the bed but not the art work on the walls. Thanks for the post.

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Chris Davis

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#7 posted 04-02-2009 03:45 PM

It was hard to get any good pictures. It was wall-to-wall bed, or wall-to-wall-to-ceiling.

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#8 posted 04-02-2009 04:00 PM

I sent this to my wife, I feel a second re-decorating of my daughter’s bedroom coming down the road. Now, all I have to do is explain to her that I need some new, big tool to make it. Perhaps the planer I’ve been wanting or bandsaw.

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Chris Davis

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#9 posted 04-02-2009 04:26 PM

Cpt. Hammer, I’ll vouch for you. You can always use new tools. A CNC router would make this job a breeze. LOL

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#10 posted 04-02-2009 07:02 PM

Great bed,nice design! Awesome job!

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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#11 posted 04-02-2009 07:58 PM

I can see this woukld make one very special little princess very happy well done. Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#12 posted 05-01-2009 12:49 AM

not sure how I missed this one!!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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Chris Davis

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#13 posted 05-01-2009 12:03 PM

If you viewed it past midnight it was a pumpkin.

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#14 posted 02-28-2010 06:40 PM

I would love to purchase something like this or have it replicated. My daughter had brain surgery and due to complications we had to spend two weeks in the hospital and now she won’t sleep alone. She got too used to me being there 24-7! This type of theme bed might lure her back into her own room!! I would need a smaller version that wouldn’t take up an entire room although she has a big room. This is so beautiful and something she would love for a long time and not grow out of quickly. What does something like this cost to make and does the person need to have professional wood working skills or could novice accomplish this? Thanks for your time-I’m so in love with this bed!

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#15 posted 07-19-2014 06:32 AM

Hi I love the Cinderella bed. Many blessings to u. I was wondering what are the wheels called on bed and size? Thank u

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