New bed for my grandson

I made a double bed for my grandson.

First designed in Fusion 360. This is the first time Ive done this for a wood working project. I will be doing it from now on. Being able to calculate / measure the timber sizes was brilliant.

So I bought some timber …

Then cut the tree shapes on a vinyl cutter, stuck those onto some pine and cut one of each with a jigsaw …

Then used a router, in a router table fitted with a flush cut bit and made more trees - lots more - 50 in fact!

I 3D printed some dowel jigs, and drilled 2 holes in the top and bottom of each tree for 6mm dowels. Used the same jig to drill corresponding holes in the top and bottom braces of the bed pieces …

Long story short, I finished the pine with wax, and installed it in his room…

I calculated it cost around £600 in wood / bits and pieces. Apparently you can buy a similar design online (although not such solid timber) for £1,200.

Should I leave my games developer job? Nah!


Wow, that’s really nice work! Thank you for sharing it with us. I like the idea of making the fixture holes do double duty. :grin:

I’m sure that bed will make him feel loved. :heart:


That’s a lot of cutting … nice work!


Really a labor of love!