Big boy dino bed

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Project by woodtinner posted 02-11-2012 07:17 PM 8185 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After the General Lee, I told myself I wouldn’t be making any more beds. Who was I kidding? When it was nearing time to move my boys into a room together (as #3 was on the way), I asked my younger son what kind of bed he would like to sleep in. I admit I tried to talk him into a police car bed (keeping with the Dukes of Hazzard theme), but alas, he wanted a dinosaur. A t-rex. This posed a bit of an issue as the t-rex was more of a vertical, upright standing dinosaur, and my kid sleeps horizontally. So, coming up with a design was going to be a bit tricky. I honestly just freehanded the design on a sheet of 3/4” plywood, cut it out & traced it to another piece. The front of the “Sammysaurus” is a pair of bookshelves, handy for keeping bedtime stories nearby.
Once again, the worst part of the project (if theres anything bad about making things in the garage) was paint. I didn’t learn my lesson the first time, and cheaped out on the plywood. This only lengthened the sanding/painting process. All said & done though, the boy is happy with his bed. I just can’t wait until they get older, and the two creations turn into a bunk bed. Yeee-HAW! ;)

-- Jeff, Chicago, jerk of all trades (except plumbing)

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#1 posted 02-12-2012 03:47 AM

This and the General Lee are fantastic. There should be no crying at bedtime in your house!

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#2 posted 02-12-2012 03:54 PM

Cool project. I bet he loves it!

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