A Princess Bed for Christmas

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Project by WoodshopJoe posted 12-20-2009 08:28 PM 13401 views 10 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a headboard project I just finished as a Christmas present for my niece Kaylee, it was really a lot fun to do since it is was way different from what I normally make. She is really into Disney and even more so the Tinkerbell fairy if you can’t tell. I mounted some lights in the towers for night lights and just printed the characters I found online. There is a shelf inside the windows so she could actually put whatever she wanted in the windows. For the stones I use small pieces of drywall and shaped them to look like rocks and glued them around the window. There are flags on top of the towers as well but they don’t show up in these photos very well. Anyway I’m off to start another project know, only a few more days til Christmas and I have four more gifts to make. Later all

-- Joe Truehart - The Craftsmans Woodshop

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#1 posted 12-20-2009 08:36 PM

Very nice. My daughter just saw your pictures and she is now begging me to make her one. And she added that she wants a new Tinkerbell doll on top of that. It’s all your fault :-) Awesome work.

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#2 posted 12-20-2009 08:41 PM

That’s great, I can see it now…pink headboards being made in shops across the country. You may as well throw in the Tinkerbell doll….it doesn’t pay to fight it.

-- Joe Truehart - The Craftsmans Woodshop

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#3 posted 12-20-2009 08:58 PM

That’s great! I think you may be in trouble – what are you going to do next year???

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#4 posted 12-20-2009 09:01 PM

Well my hope is that this would be the gift of a lifetime. Kind of like the gift that keeps on giving so that I would be off hook at least until she gets married…

-- Joe Truehart - The Craftsmans Woodshop

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#5 posted 12-20-2009 09:31 PM

Il like it but I´m glad that my daughter did´t see that well done
nice looking girl too

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Monty Queen

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#6 posted 12-20-2009 10:03 PM

Awesome Head board, Just what the little princess has orderded. Very elegant and pretty.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#7 posted 12-20-2009 10:13 PM

I sit here looking at this and have a big smile, just like her I’m sure, really cool.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#8 posted 12-21-2009 04:59 AM

This is really fine looking castle! And when you see how they like things like that it´s the best pay you can get!


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David Murray

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#9 posted 12-21-2009 04:47 PM

Wonderful Project. I have a 20 year old daughter who still loves Tinkerbell. Is this your own design or did you get plans from somewhere.

-- Dave from "The Sawdust Shed"

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#10 posted 12-21-2009 05:32 PM

She will love it

-- "All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then Success is sure." Mark Twain

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#11 posted 12-22-2009 07:34 AM

Thanks all for the kind comments on this, Kaylee is a very happy little girl that is for sure. David this is a ramped up design that I saw online about 6 months ago. There wasn’t a plan for it but if you are interested I can give you the particulars if you want it. This is a really simple project so you get a lot from just a little bit of time. If anyone wants more info on this just let me know. It goes together quick.

-- Joe Truehart - The Craftsmans Woodshop

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#13 posted 12-22-2009 09:46 AM

I wish I was able to do that when my daughter was young, she would’ve adored it! Lucky Kaylee!


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#14 posted 12-08-2012 04:37 PM

I’m disappointed that you would copy an idea and present it as your own. Given the level of detail, you must have studied my pictures very closely. I built this bed several years ago. I posted it on a few sites to share with others. HGTV got a look at it and did a nice posting on my project as well. I posted this idea so others could enjoy the smiles that I got from my daughter.
I just think you are being dishonest, when you copy someones idea EXACTLY and call it your own.

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#15 posted 12-08-2012 04:47 PM

Here is a link in which I gave a rough discription of how it was put together. I have complete plans available as well.

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