|Project by woodtinner||posted 02-08-2012 09:08 PM||2742 views||0 times favorited||8 comments|
My oldest boy was growing out of his jr. race car bed, (actually his little brother was ready to move into it), and I had him hooked on reruns of the best show ever – The Dukes of Hazzard. So, it was only natural that I make him a General Lee bed. Somewhat simple construction of 3/4” plywood, and assorted 2 by lumber. The hood opens to reveal a small toy box. The dual exhaust is rounded off 2×2 that serves as the rails holding the matress support. All in all, construction was pretty easy, it being a labor of love. I simply scaled the dimensions from a die cast model and applied them to the plywood, and although the roofline got a bit chopped (to make it easier to get in & out), all in all I was pretty pleased with the results. More importantly, so was he… Worst part of the whole project (aside from building in an unheated garage in the middle of Chicago winter) was the paint process. Sanding, sanding, sanding, primer, primer, baselayer, details etc.
-- Jeff, Chicago, jerk of all trades (except plumbing)