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Project by pastahill posted 12-11-2013 01:16 PM 2918 views 18 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My little son had his 4 birthday and we want to renovate his room. We asked him what for a bed he want, he answered ” Such a stacked bed, were i can slee up, with stairs and i will a lot of STAR WARS in my room!!!” Now it was to me to build such a bed for him. I know he loves the X-Wing fighter, so i thought i would be nice to build one at the side of the bed. The stairs have drawers inside for toy storage and the posts look a littel like AT-AT feets. My wife thought i cut out a flat spaceship from plywood and just paint it, but when she realized that i build it three dimentional with wings and everything, she just shaked her head and said ” Big boys and their dreams”. The X-Wing fighter is build completle from scratch, the body is MDF and the two turbines are different size plastic tubes. For the detailing of the engine-bay and the turbines i just use everythig i had laying around ,like old plugs, plasic screws, wire, gears, dowels, light fitting, perforated sheet and a saucepan lid handle. The lines are engraved with a scratch awl. I have made a few photos before i painted it so that you can se what material i used. To finish the room I painted stars and planets on the wall and build a lot of paper starships, which are now hang from the ceiling.

-- If anybody find spelling mistakes, can keep them!





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NinjaAssassin

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#1 posted 12-11-2013 01:27 PM

Wow! Great job, that’s awesome.

-- - Billy

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pmelchman

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#2 posted 12-11-2013 01:31 PM

wow….i think you had a ton of fun just building it….your son will love it

WOW….it is awesome….

-- Patrick https://www.facebook.com/dragonflywoodworking

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CarvinTom

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#3 posted 12-11-2013 01:43 PM

Why is it that I see a cool idea like this after I could have used it? My (now 40 yr old) son would have given his eye-teeth to have a bed like that and I could have gotten the accolades!

Seriously, that bed is too cool for words!

-- Carvin' Tom, Pittsburgh, PA, www.carvintom.blogspot.com No, I'm *not* retired. I am a "recycled teenager!"

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BusterB

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#4 posted 12-11-2013 01:53 PM

Man oh man…I would have been the envy of all my friends 40 someodd years ago if I had one one of these…NICE. That is a really cool build. love it.

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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Lanaug

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#5 posted 12-11-2013 02:09 PM

that is awesome! Great job on the details.

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ScottK

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#6 posted 12-11-2013 02:18 PM

That’s too cool. Great job!

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Gerben

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#7 posted 12-11-2013 02:19 PM

Can you adopt me, please :-P
You’re like the best dad ever. Awesome build.

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Bluepine38

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#8 posted 12-11-2013 02:25 PM

Wonderful use of your skills and imagination. Your son has a great father and I hope he grows to share your
love of life. Thank you for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 75 yr young apprentice carpenter

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doubleDD

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#9 posted 12-11-2013 02:37 PM

That is a super job. Great work.

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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BTimmons

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#10 posted 12-11-2013 03:20 PM

This lifelong Star Wars fan just got his heart racing looking at that. I never do this, but please pardon the caps lock.

THAT IS ONE OF THE COOLEST THINGS I’VE EVER SEEN.

-- Brian Timmons - http://www.BigTWoodworks.com

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Greg72

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#11 posted 12-11-2013 03:27 PM

That is awesome!!!! Great Job!!!

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Notw

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#12 posted 12-11-2013 04:23 PM

wow! Awesome Job

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PurpLev

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#13 posted 12-11-2013 05:28 PM

very cool. I like the stairs to get up there.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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paxorion

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#14 posted 12-11-2013 06:33 PM

This project is certainly worthy of a “Father of the year” nomination from your son. You may want to hang a nomination form off the X-Wing

-- paxorion

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Airframer

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#15 posted 12-11-2013 09:19 PM

Freakin’ sweet!

-- Eric - "I'm getting proficient with these hand jobbers. - BigRedKnothead"

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