How to Make a Tractor Bed for a Boy's Room

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Give some boys toy cars and watch them light up with joy. Many boys cannot get enough of of them. You can incorporate this love of cars into a boy's bedroom. The focal point of the boy’s room is the bed. With a little creativity, a lot that can be done with a boy’s bed. Lots of boys would be crazy about owning a tractor bed. However, many parents shudder at the expense of buying one. The good news for them is that they can make a tractor bed themselves instead of spending hordes of money to buy one. Better yet, you can also engage your little one in the task and make the bed more special for him.

Skill level:
Moderate

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Things you need

  • Old Single bed made with wood
  • Red paint
  • Real wheels
  • Wood panel
  • Measuring tape
  • Head lights and rear lights
  • Thin wooden posts
  • Canopy

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Transform a usual, wooden bed to the base of the car. Many tractors are red, so paint the base of your bed bright red.

  2. 2

    Cover the legs of the bed with real wheels. You can either pick them up from a second-hand store or opt for toy wheels. Place the wheels in such a manner that all the four legs are camouflaged.

  3. 3

    Now that the wheels are on, cover the area between the wheels with a wood panel. You can either fix the panel completely or install hinges on it so that it hangs like a flap, allowing you to store things inside. Paint the panels bright red, then paint bright stripes on them to make them attractive.

  4. 4

    Now you can start on the front and rear areas of the car. Take wood panels and align them with the other panels in the front and rear ends. Fix them with nails. Ensure that the wooden panels cover the entire stretch between the two front wheels and back wheels. While working on the corners, you can use small pieces of woods and place them in an L shape to cover the edges. Decorate the front panel with headlights bought from a second-hand store or toy store so they look real. In addition, put rear lights at the end.

  5. 5

    Use white paint to create the look of sport grill in the front.

  6. 6

    Use thin wooden posts of 2- to 3-inch thickness near the head of the bed. Place them at a distance of about 6 feet and hoist a canopy on top.

  7. 7

    To create extra drama you can use wooden panels near the sides of the frontal area and paint them to look like doors.

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