Ben's tractor bed

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Project by JEFFRPA posted 04-17-2011 09:12 PM 72876 views 29 times favorited 39 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After seeing the bed Neil Davis built for his grandson, I thought I would post the tractor bed my Dad and I built for my son. He is a tractor nut but is especially crazy about John Deere. The bed is modeled after my Dad’s 4310. The body is made of MDF and the roll bar and front is made from pine. My son takes pride in showing everyone that the lights really do work. It is very heavy and had to be assembled in pieces. Like so many of my projects, I built it about 400 times in my head before actually starting. My Dad who is brilliant woodworker built the wheels. I just had to tell what I wanted them to look like then stand back and be amazed. This was a lot of fun to design and build but more important my son loves it.

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#1 posted 04-17-2011 09:15 PM

Nice looking bed.

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#2 posted 04-17-2011 09:23 PM

Amazing! Now all you need is something to make it gently shake and a recording of a tractor running…. instant lullaby.

-- The more I learn, the more I realize I don't know. Ron, Crossville Tn

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#3 posted 04-17-2011 10:33 PM

Nothing runs like a Deere!, very nice!

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Alan Hart

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#4 posted 04-17-2011 10:51 PM

Very cool, now if it was only red. I built a race car and train bed but not as detailed as yours. Very nice!

-- Al Hart

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Neil Davis

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#5 posted 04-17-2011 11:19 PM

It is a piece of art. Really cool!

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#6 posted 04-17-2011 11:34 PM

now that’s a sneaky way of getting your young fellar to bed at night :)))
Wht not register the design and pick up a bundle with this one, it is fantastic, your Dad knows how to make thoes tryes look real

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#7 posted 04-18-2011 12:10 AM

Wow what boy wouldn’t want to sleep in that puppy! Great work! You have inspired that little kid in me again.

-- An investment in knowledge pays the best interest. Benjamin Franklin

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#8 posted 04-18-2011 01:19 AM

That’s got to be the coolest bed I have ever seen. Great Job

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#9 posted 04-18-2011 01:55 AM

You two are the greatest in your little boys eye! Which is well deserved. What a great bed!!!! What little guy wouldnt want something like this! The lights are a nice touch. How did he make the wheels? Great job.

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

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#10 posted 04-18-2011 04:07 AM

WOW, that is amazing. Great job, it looks like it’s ready to head to the field. I really like the finishing touch of the slow moving emblem on the back / headboard. Wonderful project, way to go DAD and GRANDPA!!!!

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#11 posted 04-18-2011 06:36 PM

Congratulations on this clever design and beautiful project. I think it expresses your love for your son about a million times more effectively than buying the most expensive bed in a fancy NYC toy store. The lighting touches are so cool too. Though your son will eventually outgrow the bed, I’m sure it will pass on to other lucky kids for years to come.

-- Mark

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#12 posted 04-18-2011 07:20 PM

Nicely done. You should consider building these as a carreer the attention to detail is excellent.

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#13 posted 04-19-2011 05:12 PM

Awesome. One lucky kid you got there.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#14 posted 04-22-2011 04:50 PM

Thats cool!!!

-- I was going for that distressed look

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#15 posted 04-22-2011 05:11 PM

That is just way tooooooooo “FARm” out!!! ;-)))

-- ♫♪♪♫♫ Saddletramp, saddletramp, I'm as free as the breeze and I ride where I please, saddletramp ♪♪♪♫♪ ...... Bob W....NW Michigan (Traverse City area)

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