Fire truck bed for my 3 year old

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Project by Ritmann posted 03-31-2016 05:00 AM 1894 views 3 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a really fun project for my son and he is getting miles of enjoyment out it. I was scouring the Internet for almost a year for some inspiration. Found the basic plans online from Anna white (I think) and also a few other fire truck bed picture. This one is completely Baltic Birch. A bit of over kill, but I wanted everything to be straight and true. Pretty straight forward build. Glue, screw, and pocket holes galore!

The first two steps also have storage in them with a piano hinged lid. Used touch lights for the head lights. Inside, not pictured, is a steering consol complete with steering wheel and two light up toggle switches. They control the LED tape light on the inside and the marker lights on the outside.

Also took apart two of his old toys, a Russian police car to get the siren out of it and another toy to get a giant button. Now he has a siren!!!! Mom loves that!

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#1 posted 03-31-2016 05:52 AM

Awesome design and work for your son. He’ll always remember that bed and will probably pass it on down to his kids.

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#2 posted 03-31-2016 04:49 PM

Looks great. The siren and lights are great details. Looks like your son approves.

-- Julian

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#3 posted 03-31-2016 10:31 PM

Well the lil’ fella certainly approves! Nice job, you have created a family heirloom to be passed along to future generations.

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#4 posted 03-31-2016 11:02 PM

What no Dalmatian? Get that kid a dog! LOL

Great job! Thanks for posting

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#5 posted 04-04-2016 01:13 AM

Brilliant idea and looks fantastic, Ritmann. Very creative integration of lights and siren. I believe parents are willing to spend $$ for their kids to have the best upbringing, thus making kids furniture and toys is a viable business plan if you’re interested in a professional woodworking. I’m pretty sure you could sell this quickly.

-- Anthonyhbm

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