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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!
Difficulty: Medium
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Complete Tutorial at notinggrace.blogspot.com
  • how to make a star wars hovercraft bed, bedroom ideas, diy, how to, woodworking projects
Using a simple secret takes this bed from okay to awesome!
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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.
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Next, create the base using 2 X 12s. Make sure it's about 6 inches less than the frame of your bed.
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Set the frame on top of your base and toenail them together.
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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.
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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.
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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.blogspot.com/2013/01/star-wars-room-hovercraft-bed.html

Got a question about this project?

  • Jill Feigelman
    Jill Feigelman Brooklyn, NY

    This is such a great idea for a fan!

  • Brenda Anderson
    Brenda Anderson Indianapolis, IN

    Yes , that's what it is , it's a Water Bed Frame , We are telling our age, she must not be very old. LOL!!!

    • Gail
      Gail Lockport, NY

      @Brenda Anderson I'm old I've had a water bed since the 70's, very hard to sleep on anything else. When we traveled I took an air mattress and put on top of hotel beds, made it more like my waterbed. I have seen them build those frames on HGTV so

  • Coral Bowers
    Coral Bowers Fountain Valley, CA

    can i ask about how much did this cast , mostly for the wood?

  • Coral Bowers
    Coral Bowers Fountain Valley, CA

    cost**

  • Walter.clarke

    I don't see what's so Star Wars about this

    • Treasuredchaos.com

      It took me a sec...once the lights are on under the top part of the frame it casts a shadow..makes it apear to be floating...I'm thinking its' super hard to get a good pic that does it justice! It's not just a straight up bed but tricks the eye a

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