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Dad builds his daughter a bed with pink LED-lit tunnel

An Imgur user, Henry Hooker recently posted about a bed he made for his little daughter. This bed combines a bookshelves, dresser, and a pink LED-lit tunnel. In the creation process, he mainly used tools such as table mounted router, table saw, brad nailer, and a jointer for sub frame.

Initially a lot of efforts and time was given by him to make a blueprint for the design. Then creation process started with crafting arc jigs for its headboard and footboard. Final tunnel structure was deeply clamped with the top piece to keep the whole structure straight and stable. One side of the bed was notched out to attach the additional staircase. Further, the rounded over staircase was lined up with the bed.

An MDF piece was routed to create the character ‘B’ symbolizing the first letter of the name of his daughter. Some material from its back was removed as spacer and then glued on its backside to show some depth. It was rounded over in a different way by using a handrail styled bit. He added four screws to attach it to the final structure. Finally, a lot of primer and berry pink color was used to present the character I an attractive way.

He included a shelf in the sub frame to keep the LEDs away from the sight of kids. At last, all pieces were deeply sanded and primed for a finished look. Mostly, he used Behr white paint for the design. Although the staircase was painted in attractive pink and purple. The Pink and glossy grape color used for shelves and dresser further enhanced its appearance. This design was assembled by Henry at his own house and his little daughter seems much pleased with her new bed. It surely inspires other dads around the world to make something unique and worthy for their kids.

The design starts by drawing a blueprint

The design starts by drawing a blueprint

Crafted jig for headboard and footboard

Crafted jig for headboard and footboard

Headboard and foot board initial design

Headboard and foot board initial design

Clamped the tunnel to top piece as to maintain stability

Clamped the tunnel to top piece as to maintain stability

Staircase initial design

Staircase initial design

Notched out one side of bed to get it fit with the staircase

Notched out one side of bed to get it fit with the staircase

Assembling and decorating the staircase

Assembling and decorating the staircase

Attaching jig in the staircase

Attaching jig in the staircase

Decorating the staircase with rounded and routered jig

Decorating the staircase with rounded and routered jig

Staircase after rounding and routing process

Staircase after rounding and routing process

Test assembling

Test assembling

The B character symbolizing little girl's name

The B character symbolizing little girl’s name

Attaching screws to the B character

Attaching screws to the B character

Fixing some holes and priming it

Fixed some holes and primed it

Sub frame for the bed

Sub frame for the bed

Finally priming and sanding the whole structure

Finally priming and sanding the whole structure

Painting treads for the staircase and the character B

Painting treads for the staircase and the character B

Staircase after paint

Staircase after paint

The compact and colorful bookshelves

The compact and colorful bookshelves

Assembling all pieces of the design at home

Assembling all pieces of the design at home

Night view of the final design

Night view of the final design

The cute girl enjoying in the tunnel

The cute girl enjoying in the tunnel

The bed complete with pink LED-lit tunnel

The bed complete with pink LED-lit tunnel

 

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