Dawson's Train Bed | Custom

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Project by Chris Davis posted 06-13-2015 06:08 PM 1132 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a bed built for Dawson. We built it in a train theme. A lot of work went in the little details. Details like the curved front end and top. We had to frame it up and use bending plywood to for the curve. I also added a light with a 3 stage touch dimmer. Of course we also put Dawson’s name on the bed as “Dawson Express”.

Finished this project in January 2015. It is built with a combination of maple plywood, MDF, and poplar.

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#1 posted 06-13-2015 06:13 PM


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#2 posted 06-13-2015 08:50 PM

Build you a king size version.

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#3 posted 06-13-2015 11:21 PM

Very cute and nicely crafted.

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#4 posted 06-14-2015 04:15 AM

That is delightful. I bet Dawson was thrilled as he should be!

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#5 posted 06-14-2015 02:42 PM

Nice work

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#6 posted 06-14-2015 05:51 PM

Chris, I can’t imagine the look of excitement and pride on Dawson’s face when he finally was able to take his first trip through dream land in a fine locomotive such as this. He will never forget receiving this great gift. Way to go, Dad. You did a fine job on everything about this.

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#7 posted 06-14-2015 10:21 PM

Wonderful thank you for sharing this bed

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#8 posted 06-15-2015 12:04 PM

Thanks for the great comments!

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#9 posted 06-15-2015 05:41 PM

Nice job Chris! Looks like a new family heirloom has just been made and handed down to the first generation.

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#10 posted 06-16-2015 01:15 AM

wow.. AWESOME! Wish I had something like this when i was a kid. Such a great dad!

good job!


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#11 posted 06-20-2015 03:36 PM

All aboard!! Way cool.

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