|Project by Juriathe||posted 05-19-2013 04:27 AM||1289 views||1 time favorited||8 comments|
A family lost everything they owned in a house fire. I decided to build a cottage bed for their little girl and on contacting them, they asked if it could be a castle instead to hold a twin size mattress, since she loved to play princess. We came up with this creation. The frame is pine boards; the towers have an inner framing of 2×2” covered by 3/8” ply, and a “skin” of 1/4” masonite to make it splinter free. Each tower is 12”x16”x48” capped with a crenelated crown, 20”x20”x12”. I sent the door with them but unattached right now as I didn’t know if she feared “the monster under the bed” and I didn’t want him to have a hideout..LOL. We hung a 12’ rainbow rope light in the play area to also dissuade such creatures from taking up residence. Access to the lofted bed is by ladder at the footboard end. I wanted to do a stairs access but her new room wouldn’t hold it.
The first four pics are just the towers and the front facade. The last pic is the Princess posing in her new castle.
-- I'm so busy I don't know if I found a rope or lost a horse...