LumberJocks

Nixon Express Train Bed

  • Advertise with us
Project by Chris Davis posted 629 days ago 2557 views 6 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a train bed that was completed in August 2012. It is on of several that train bed that we have built. Each time we change it either to make it better and/or to personalize it to the child.

This one was for Nixon so we put his name on the front of the train. We also put “Nixon Express” on the headboard, which is something new that we did.

Some other features on this one is the working night light on the front. It is controlled by a 3 stage touch sensor mounted on the bed side of the front cap.

Building Pictures
Framing the front cap
cutting out a window
Building top
taking it for a spin

For more building pictures see my Current Projects link at wwbeds.com or poggyskids.com. See what we are doing live:
Click Here to watch a live view of the shop

-- Watch live video from our shop. http://wwbeds.com/live.htm





9 comments so far

View Lou Scott's profile

Lou Scott

40 posts in 953 days


#1 posted 629 days ago

Great job. I also like those other beds on the link.

-- IT IS FUN TO DO THE IMPOSSIBLE ! ~ WALT DISNEY

View woodshaver's profile

woodshaver

2717 posts in 1936 days


#2 posted 629 days ago

Very nice work! One of the coolest beds I ever saw. The light is a nice touch, it brings it all together!

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

View Roger's profile

Roger

13938 posts in 1387 days


#3 posted 629 days ago

A train-buff will really like this one. Way kool. I can almost hear that whistle blowin on that Long, Black, Train

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

View Shannon Bailey's profile

Shannon Bailey

70 posts in 2074 days


#4 posted 629 days ago

Nice job

-- Life has a funny way of getting back at you for your actions. It's Comming...

View Jim Jakosh's profile

Jim Jakosh

10950 posts in 1689 days


#5 posted 629 days ago

Outta sight!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.........Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

View spunwood's profile

spunwood

1193 posts in 1419 days


#6 posted 629 days ago

Well done sir.

-- I came, I was conquered, I was born again. ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν

View whitebeast88's profile

whitebeast88

3381 posts in 773 days


#7 posted 628 days ago

nice bed,he’s gonna love it.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

View Napaman's profile

Napaman

5314 posts in 2660 days


#8 posted 626 days ago

Brilliant! I love this! Do you do your own paint? Or does someone else come in and do that?

Also—why not have the ladder slats go flat to the ground? It seems as if when you crawl into bed you go with no shoes and with the ladder slats being vertical it would be a bit painful on the bottom of a foot (of course I carry a lot more weight than a 4 year old).

Also—-have you thought of boxes for storage being the climbing steps to get in—wheels in the shape of a hexagon to step onto and then climb into the train?

Great stuff…

matt

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

View kaz42's profile

kaz42

4 posts in 280 days


#9 posted 280 days ago

i work for the railroad and would love to have this in my kids room..just a great piece

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase