Ben's tractor bed

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Project by JEFFRPA posted 1229 days ago 37486 views 23 times favorited 35 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After seeing the bed Neil Davis built for his grandson, I thought I would post the tractor bed my Dad and I built for my son. He is a tractor nut but is especially crazy about John Deere. The bed is modeled after my Dad’s 4310. The body is made of MDF and the roll bar and front is made from pine. My son takes pride in showing everyone that the lights really do work. It is very heavy and had to be assembled in pieces. Like so many of my projects, I built it about 400 times in my head before actually starting. My Dad who is brilliant woodworker built the wheels. I just had to tell what I wanted them to look like then stand back and be amazed. This was a lot of fun to design and build but more important my son loves it.

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#1 posted 1229 days ago

Nice looking bed.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#2 posted 1229 days ago

Amazing! Now all you need is something to make it gently shake and a recording of a tractor running…. instant lullaby.

-- The more I learn, the more I realize I don't know. Ron, Crossville Tn

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#3 posted 1229 days ago

Nothing runs like a Deere!, very nice!

-- "I gotta have more cowbell"--------Bruce Dickinson

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#4 posted 1229 days ago

Very cool, now if it was only red. I built a race car and train bed but not as detailed as yours. Very nice!

-- Al Hart

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#5 posted 1229 days ago

It is a piece of art. Really cool!

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#6 posted 1229 days ago

now that’s a sneaky way of getting your young fellar to bed at night :)))
Wht not register the design and pick up a bundle with this one, it is fantastic, your Dad knows how to make thoes tryes look real

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#7 posted 1229 days ago

Wow what boy wouldn’t want to sleep in that puppy! Great work! You have inspired that little kid in me again.

-- An investment in knowledge pays the best interest. Benjamin Franklin

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#8 posted 1229 days ago

That’s got to be the coolest bed I have ever seen. Great Job

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#9 posted 1229 days ago

You two are the greatest in your little boys eye! Which is well deserved. What a great bed!!!! What little guy wouldnt want something like this! The lights are a nice touch. How did he make the wheels? Great job.

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

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#10 posted 1229 days ago

WOW, that is amazing. Great job, it looks like it’s ready to head to the field. I really like the finishing touch of the slow moving emblem on the back / headboard. Wonderful project, way to go DAD and GRANDPA!!!!

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

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#11 posted 1228 days ago

Congratulations on this clever design and beautiful project. I think it expresses your love for your son about a million times more effectively than buying the most expensive bed in a fancy NYC toy store. The lighting touches are so cool too. Though your son will eventually outgrow the bed, I’m sure it will pass on to other lucky kids for years to come.

-- Mark

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#12 posted 1228 days ago

Nicely done. You should consider building these as a carreer the attention to detail is excellent.

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#13 posted 1227 days ago

Awesome. One lucky kid you got there.

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

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#14 posted 1224 days ago

Thats cool!!!

-- I was going for that distressed look

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#15 posted 1224 days ago

That is just way tooooooooo “FARm” out!!! ;-)))

-- ♫♪♪♫♫ Saddletramp, saddletramp, I'm as free as the breeze and I ride where I please, saddletramp ♪♪♪♫♪ ...... Bob W....NW Michigan (Traverse City area)

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