My 4 year old daughters bed. This was my second large woodworking project ever.

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Project by Jeremy posted 07-07-2010 06:32 PM 3505 views 17 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had some help from my Dad on this one. It was nice to have some father/son time. Before we started he asked me if I had any plans or directions, I told him they were all in my head. But when it was done the picture in my head didn’t look like a barn. LOL. I saw a picture of a $1500 bed online that looked something like this but I can guantee it was no where near as strong as this one and I paid less than half. I can jump up and down and it doesn’t budge. My daughter Loves it. She has a computer on one side and a drawing table on the other. I finished off the table tops with an 1/8” glaze so they can be as rough as they want to be with it. The stairs on the left are also drawers and the bottom two are 33” deep. She found out that she can fit in one. I was trying to keep my cuts down so I made it a full sheet of plywood wide. Thats why you see the storage on the right side inside the bed. Its a massive bed but it comes apart into 5 seperate parts. The stairs are not even attached then the bed, Legs, and roof are seperate. Being in the Military I have to move a lot so I needed to be able to break it down. Thats another reason I have to work out of my garage/shop.

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#1 posted 07-07-2010 06:41 PM

Nice bed.

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#2 posted 07-07-2010 06:42 PM

Nice work Jeremy! Bet she loves it!

-- spanky46 -- Never enough clamps...Never enough tools...Never enough time.

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#3 posted 07-07-2010 06:58 PM

Great design/ project
keep up the good work
nice to see some father/ son time

-- Proverbs Ch:3 vs 5,6,7 Trust in the lord with all thine heart and lean not unto your own understanding but in all your ways aknowledge him and he shall direct your path

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#4 posted 07-07-2010 08:34 PM

Very cool. You have one very lucky girl there.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#5 posted 07-07-2010 10:03 PM

Very nice.. My first project was building a bunk bed for my boys and I was so frustrated with all the little mistakes I was making that once it was done I decided I wanted to learn how to do woodworking. You did a good job

-- Dan - "Collector of Hand Planes"

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#6 posted 07-07-2010 11:28 PM

Very nice project, my 4 yr old daughter would love something like that. You said you were military… where are you stationed?

-- As my wife says... "measure once, cut twice, got it"

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#7 posted 07-07-2010 11:49 PM

You guys did a great job. Very nicely done. Looks like a very happy customer. Thanks for posting.

God bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#8 posted 07-08-2010 12:25 AM

Great job, looks like little brother is hanging off to the side, “eh dad, what about me???”

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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#9 posted 07-08-2010 12:28 AM

I’m in the Air Force stationed at Little Rock AFB, Arkansas

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#10 posted 07-08-2010 05:27 AM

I bet she can’t wait for bed time

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#11 posted 07-08-2010 07:52 AM

That is nothing but COOL! Great job Dad! This one goes into favorites. Have a 3 and 6 year old. Mama’s been wanting something along these lines. Don’t think it will be this fancy. Great work, BTKS

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#12 posted 07-08-2010 10:58 AM

What a special project and a cool little girls room! To see her eyes light up must have been priceless! Cool to spend some time with pops as well.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#13 posted 08-09-2010 09:04 AM

wholly moley! -the happiest girl in the world -i always wanted to do this for my daughter, but never have! -i better get to it when she gets her own house -but i don’t think it will come within a mile of that one!

-- ~christine @ used2btrees

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#14 posted 06-15-2012 07:54 PM

I love this design, my daughter is to small right now but you can bet it’ll be on my build list in a couple of years!

-- Chris G. ; Los Angeles, CA

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