John Deere Tractor Bunk Bed

Submitted by Veronica P on Sun, 07/06/2014 - 16:43

With another baby boy arriving in August, my one and three year olds are moving to a "big boy" room. My oldest decided he wanted a bunk bed and as they both are obsessed with tractors, when I saw the "John Deere Tractor Bunk Bed" plan, I was sold.

We would be needing a twin sized bunk bed though not a toddler. I used the classic bunk bed plans and simply modified them to suit our needs. I moved the ladder to the front, added a rail on the bottom bunk and added a small ladder to the side for my one year old to climb into the bottom bunk.

Once the the frame of the bed was complete, I added the tractor accessories. A couple of storage cubby shelves with fabric baskets for toy tractors which act as stairs up to the ladder and make the tractor bucket at the front. Also, the wheels which are made from joined 1x6s as I find plywood hard to sand and paint to the quality of finish I like. A cab & roof from 1x4s framed together. A side mirror that I decoupaged a picture of another tractor on. I used push lights for the headlights as well as a reading light above each bed (they're on timers so they'll turn themselves off). A steering wheel (play equipment access from toys r us). Also, I built and mounted by the head of both beds a "flat wall book holder" so they would have somewhere to store a few books.

My boys and I are fairly new to building so I spent a lot of time planning and measuring to ensure it would all come together in the end. It paid off because it all went smoothly (even with "help" from my boys). It's not perfect but they're very happy with the result. We also built a John Deere themed "Just my size closet" and even finished with over a month to spare before the new baby arrives! :)

Just want to say a quick thank you to Ana both for the amazing plans and also the inspiration to take on these projects. The time spent with my boys building as well as the resulting treasures are priceless and I would have never realized what we were capable of had I not stumbled upon your website and been so inspired by you and everything you've accomplished. Thank you!

Estimated Cost
$550.00
Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Type of Wood
Pine
Finish Used
John Deere Green paint (home depot was able to color match a toy tractor), marigold yellow and black and polyurethane.
Recommended Skill Level
Beginner

Comments

Cmckay224

Mon, 08/24/2015 - 22:08

Pls email me the plans and measurements i to have two sons and my oldest turns three on Friday and his bday theme is john Deere 

Cmckay224

Mon, 08/24/2015 - 22:08

Pls email me the plans and measurements i to have two sons and my oldest turns three on Friday and his bday theme is john Deere 

Cmckay224

Mon, 08/24/2015 - 22:09

Pls email me the plans and measurements i to have two sons and my oldest turns three on Friday and his bday theme is john Deere 

Cmckay224

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 17:47

Could I please have a copy of the plans please anyone who has the measurements please my sons bday is Friday 

GrandpaD

Sun, 08/30/2015 - 09:13

This is an awsome bed   could i getthe pencil plans as i would love to build this bed for my Grandsons 3rd birthday

mbrockmann

Wed, 10/07/2015 - 23:44

Veronica, I am so in awe of your amazing creation. Wanting to make something just like it! Are you still able to send plans to others? If so I would seriously love it if you could send to morgan.t.brockmann@gmail.com

 

Thank you in advance! Keep building, you have a talent and certainly a lot of creativity!

 

- Morgan

Cliffagher

Thu, 10/29/2015 - 14:16

Hi,

 

Could I have a copy of the plans please?

 

Thanks

 

Paul

DustinLaurin1992

Wed, 11/25/2015 - 16:36

Hey this bed is absolutely unreal!!

I was wondering if you would be able to send me a copy of the full plans for this bed?

It would be greatly appreciated

Thanks

Dustin

swsmit1

Wed, 12/09/2015 - 07:07

Hello, My DIL wants me to build this for my Grandsons. I would greatly apreciate it if you would send me whatever plans you have available for tis project .  You can email them to me at  swsmit1@yahoo.com .

Thank you

Cmckay82812

Wed, 01/13/2016 - 11:14

Hi my name is Chelsea and I was hoping that you could please help me by sending me the measurements of everything for the bunk bed that you created my 3 year old son absolutely loves it and we are in the process of moving into our apartment and his whole room is John Deere and would really really love it can you please send it to me ASAP or if anyone else reads this as they have the measurements could you please also send it to me

Cmckay82812

Mon, 01/18/2016 - 13:35

Can anyone help me I'm a few days from fully moving into my new home, and my three year old sons room is painted to be a john Deere theme, long story short we have been trying to get the plans to surprise him lol can someone please email them to me ASAP please....  

 

Kgaspar34@gmail.com

Cmckay82812

Mon, 01/18/2016 - 13:35

Can anyone help me I'm a few days from fully moving into my new home, and my three year old sons room is painted to be a john Deere theme, long story short we have been trying to get the plans to surprise him lol can someone please email them to me ASAP please....  

 

Kgaspar34@gmail.com

Nat.dannenberg

Mon, 01/18/2016 - 14:59

OK, so I've built a fantastic bench as part one of. My dining set, spent most of Saturday sanding it and then varnished the top yesterday. After letting it dry I decided I didn't really like it so bought a darker shade. Problem is, it won't apply properly.

 

does anyone have any tips for how I can quickly and easily remove what I applied last night? I need the bench for the weekend so hoping someone can let me know a good shortcut!

 

thanks

 

 Nat

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