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by Glenn Franxman, Django Developer / Stunt Programmer.

What's the best possible bed for a boy?

posted: 2008-11-11 20:17:09 perma-link, RSS comments feed

Ben is growing up pretty quickly, and his bed which was a converted crib, was getting small. After considering things like race car beds from a department store, I decided that a castle would make a better bed because 1) it suits his personality well, and 2) it also makes playing in his room more fun which might be pretty important as winter nears. Since I was taking a belated week off from work, it seemed the perfect time to build it myself.

The first day, I bought a mattress and set about making the plans. The second day I bought the wood and cut it up according to my plans.

The next three days were all about routing the ends, priming the boards, masking, painting and assembling the bed. In all I used two sheets of 1/2 inch MDF, 1 sheet of 3/4 plywood ( which was overkill ) and three pieces of 1x6 white board. Painting consumed close to 16 cans of spray paint ( 8 primer and 8 stone textured ). That was a lot more paint than I had anticipated.

You can see the final child's castle bed here.



Patrick Beeson commented, on November 11, 2008 at 8:44 p.m.:

That's a seriously cool bed!


Benz commented, on November 12, 2008 at 8:33 a.m.:

When are you coming by to make mine?


Clark commented, on November 12, 2008 at 11:08 a.m.:

Man... You are so lucky to have a boy... We just have 2 IKEA Princess beds... and I probably had a harder time getting them together than you had building this much cooler one from scratch...



jim commented, on August 15, 2010 at 2:20 p.m.:

great job, i am making a castle princess bed for my grandbaby.


Gabryella commented, on September 21, 2012 at 9:20 a.m.:

Our local independent borstkooe ordered this for us. We got it on Thursday, I finished yesterday, husband is finishing today.This is one awesome book. I missed Ben, Rose, and the whole family. So good to see everybody is still surviving, still thriving.The character of New Orleans in this book is so rich, so perfectly structured. The physical layout, the smells, the sights, the attitudes of the people are so well drawn, I could go there and fit right in.The plot is dynamite the this book only people are really interesting and full dimensional (including the victim). I really like that people from earlier books haven't disappeared, but become part of M. Janvier's life, like they would in real life.If you have missed these wonderful people, be sure to read this as soon as possible

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