Table of Contents
Section 1.1. Introduction
This is a compact race car bed and is a good size for kids up to the age of 8 or so. It does not take up nearly as much room as a standard single bed, so it is ideal for a room where space is a premium.
I made this for one of my grand-kids and it proved an immediate hit. I don’t think I have ever seen a kid more proud of a bed.
Sometimes there’s a need for a parent to climb in next to their little one for a bit of a snuggle or two. This design allows for just that. Although this bed is compact, an adult can still lie next to their child as there are no feet barriers – hence, longer legs and the feet of a bigger person can hang past the front, unimpeded.
It is made out of 3/4″ (18mm) custom MDF board for the car frame, and 3/4″ x 3 1/2′ (90 mm x 19 mm) wood for the bed base.
Section 1.2. The size of it
The bed base is 63″ (1575 mm) long and 28 1/2″ (712 mm) wide.
The overall size of the unit is 69¼” (1731mm) long, 31½” (787mm) wide, and 2ft (600mm) high.
Section 1.3. Wood size – Measurements given
About the measurements given:
The measurements throughout this project are given in both Standard (inches) and Metric (mm).
The standard measurements are given first followed by the metric measurements in brackets (). For example: 3/4″ x 3 1/2″ (90 mm x 19 mm).
For rounding-off and practical purposes, and in order to be able to apply the same grid plan to both the imperial and metric systems, the imperial (standard, inch) sizes in this project are not an exact match to the equivalent metric sizes. In this content 1″ equates to 25mm – not an exact match so use one system or the other but do not mix and match and you will be just fine.