Race Car Bed - The Partical Excellerator

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Project by Neil Davis posted 04-17-2011 10:24 AM 3296 views 3 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This bed was built for grandson #1, he was really into the “Cars” movie at the time and I guess I was too. It is made from MDF almost exclusivly. I start most project by drawing them up in Autocad then after the design is worked out I then proceed with the construction. I used latex paint applied with a HPLV sprayer, I was not sure how that would work out when I started but it seems to be a fairly durable finish after three coats of color and one coat of clear.

The front of the bed is a toybox and the spoiler doubles as a bookshelf. I say doubles as it is also a spoiler because my grandson claims the car will go 500 mph and we adults know that you need some downforce at that speed.

The only downside to this bed is the weight. Once it is in place it is almost impossible to move. That MDF is heavy stuff. I built it however to be completely taken apart if it needs to be moved more then a foot or two.

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#1 posted 04-17-2011 12:59 PM

Kool looking bed, nicely done.

-- Doug...

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#2 posted 04-18-2011 02:18 AM

Man another lucky boy on here very cool.

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

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