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DIY Star Wars Hovercraft Bed

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A bed that floats?! Or at least looks like it's floating? This is a great weekend project that will make you the coolest parent on your block!
Time: 6 Hours Cost: $60 Difficulty: Medium
Complete Tutorial at notinggrace.com
Using a simple secret takes this bed from okay to awesome!
First build a frame using 2 X 4s to match the size of your mattress you'll be using. There are many platform bed tutorials on the web that can give you specific measurements for your mattress size.
Next, create the base using 2 X 12s. Make sure it's about 6 inches less than the frame of your bed.
Set the frame on top of your base and toenail them together.
We used MDF to create a top for the mattress to lay on. *TIP* Paint all your showing pieces before you assemble them make the build much quicker.
Here's the secret. Purchase rope light from your Big Box store and attach under the frame using the clips that come with the light kit.
Not only is it relatively easy, super cheap, and really cool, but it also is functional! The warm lights create an awesome night light. No more bedtime battles when your kid gets to sleep in this fun bed!

To see more: http://notinggrace.com/star-wars-room-hovercraft-bed/

Ask the creator about this project

  • Liliana Wells
    Liliana Wells Jackson, GA
    on Nov 10, 2014

    I am not a Star Wars fan; but I can see how a youngster canbe. This is a neat project. I like the colors. It was so creative that you could use his oldclothes and sheets to create the quilt. Lucky boy.

  • Buford N Ami Tate
    Buford N Ami Tate Church Hill, TN
    on Nov 10, 2014

    This is a awesome idea, I'm now torn between this idea or using pallets. Thanks......

  • Gail
    Gail Lockport, NY
    on Nov 10, 2014

    I have a waterbed with similar frame, I think I'm going to get rope light to put under my bed, it would look really nice and hopefully not to bright but enough when I get up in the nite for necessity trips.

    • Gail
      Gail Lockport, NY
      on Nov 11, 2014

      @Kiff Harvey Thanks I didn't know that. Probably Home Depot or Lowes.

  • Chris aka monkey
    Chris aka monkey Mount Pleasant, TN
    on Nov 10, 2014

    @Noting Grace well hi neighbor i think this idea is awesome thanks for sharing

    • Chris aka monkey
      Chris aka monkey Mount Pleasant, TN
      on Nov 10, 2014

      @Noting Grace hey jen i tried to sign up for your blog by email couldn't find the link xx couldn't leave a comment either

  • Jill Feigelman
    Jill Feigelman Brooklyn, NY
    on Nov 10, 2014

    This is such a great idea for a fan!

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