DIY Dump Truck Bed

DIY Dump Truck Bed
DIY Dump Truck Bed

Here’s an interesting project for those of you who are thinking of building a kid’s bed.

The project builder wanted to make a bed for his three-year old son so his little sister could have the son’s crib. The result is this fabulously detailed dump truck bed equipped with dashboard, from where you can control the headlights, turn signals, caution lights, and horn. It also has a steering wheel and fully functional door.

DIY Dump Truck Bed - Working Lights

A twin-sized mattress fits in this cool bed giving plenty of growing space and room for you to sneak in for a cuddle as well!

Would your kids love this project?

Materials:

  • 2 sheets – ¾” Laminated Particle Board
  • 2 sheets – ½” MDF
  • 3.5 sheets – ¾” MDF
  • 2 sheets – 5/8” MDF
  • 2 sets – Handicap Hinges
  • 24 pieces – 14-20 T Nuts
  • 2 ½” diameter Aluminum Rod
  • 8 3” ¼-20 Wood Bolts
  • 16 1” ¼-20 Wood Bolts
  • 4 1 ½” ¼-20 Wood Bolts
  • 1 box – 1” Wood Screws
  • 1 box – 1 1/2 “ Wood Screws
  • 1 gallon – Safety Yellow Paint
  • 1 quart – Black Paint
  • 1 quart – Silver Paint
  • 1 gallon – Primer
  • 2 spray cans – Primmer
  • 2 spray cans – Black Tool Dip
  • Steering Wheel
  • Lights, Switches, Wire, Power Supply
  • Hub Caps
  • Horn/Buzzer

Tools:

  • Circular Saw
  • Router
  • Reciprocating Saw
  • Belt Sander
  • Hand Sander
  • Drill
  • Paint Brush/Roller
  • Table Saw (optional)
  • Chop Saw (optional)
  • Nail Gun (optional)
  • Paint Sprayer (optional)
  • Respirator /Dust Mask – when cutting MDF
  • Safety Glasses

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Thanks to djmccray for this great project. You can get step by step instructions here

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