Thursday, May 31, 2012

AT-AT Bed Complete!


Mission Complete!

All Terrain Armored Transport installed!
6-1/2 weeks, about 60 hours of work.
  • 2X4 Framing, with 1/2" MDF top. CT was a huge helper
  • Basic Legs are 2X4 as well. Legs run all the way to the top of the side for stability
  • Basic Framing Complete
  • Notice the length of the neck, and shorter neck in next picture. Neck made it a little (4") too long
  • Detail work attached.
  • BODY:
  • 1/4" Masonite
  • 1/2" MDF & Plywood Circles
  • 1/2" MDF detailing
  • 1-1/2" PVC split down the middle
  • HEAD
  • 1X3 Framing, 1/4" Masonite skin
  • 1/2" Florist Foam Circles
  • Florist Foam Carving Details
  • PVC Cannons
Fully painted

Head Details
 

















  • Entry/Exit Stairs, Including secret compartment for storing Jedi supplies
  • Built-In Shelving for storing Star Wars Legos

  • Window in front (next to head)
  • So we can check in on him without having to walk all the way around and climb up. 8-)
Installed in the room, ready for invasion of Hoth!
(Thanks to Isaac for the help installing!)
(Thanks to Jenn for the time & patience to let me finish)

28 comments:

hipfoodiemom said...

wow! now that's a bed! nice job!

Tamer said...

Now this is one cool creation. What I wouldn't have given to have one of these as a kid myself. Thank you for sharing this and for showing us how to make one ourselves!

Reject Superstar said...

This is magnificent!!

Cheryl said...

Best. Dad. Ever!

Tony Bushell said...

Seriously - best. dad. ever.

You're an inspiration :)

The Pathetic Earthling said...

I don't use the word "hero" very often, but you are the greatest hero in American history.

Anonymous said...

very, very, very cool!

Anonymous said...

WOW !!! How cool is that bed, I wish I was a kid again and had one of these...

... Wait a minute, I'm stil a BIG kid, and want one of these !!! ( not sure if the wife would agree, but hey, honey we have a comfortable sofa !!! )

Larry Litle said...

Your AT-AT bunk bed has been noticed by the geek community. The folks at GeekyKOOL.com and I09.com have posted articles about your creation. It is awesome.

TxBlack Label said...

Posted your project on Buzzfeed.com

http://www.buzzfeed.com/txblacklabel/at-at-loft-bed-28m7

David Etter said...

What an awesome loft bed! Makes my "creation" look so cheeeeesy! (Even my kids agree.) Now my teenage daughters are "demanding" I get to work on their new AT-AT / Tie Fighter room. :) Maybe it'll be finished before they go to college...

Anonymous said...

You are a star! Many thanks for sharing!

Isaiah Headen said...

BEST DAD OF THE YEAR

Heidi Fowler said...

Awesome!

Anonymous said...

Awesome job. Now you should go get that rebel kid with the Y-wing bed: http://gizmodo.com/5334855/this-kid-actually-sleeps-in-a-y+wing

Unknown said...

Incredible!

Alexandria Virginia said...

Very cool! Think Geek posted this on facebook. And I know my dad would LOVE this! Too bad mom gives him too many projects to do... lol.

Ladybugs Mum said...

What an awesome effort and bed!

You are inspiring the geek in us all including our nearly 7yo son who just requested this as his birthday present LOL!

His Daddy is a proud Star Wars geek today:-)

Well done again! Just brilliant :)

Unknown said...

Truly awesome! As a guy who's about to become a dad for the first time, you're an inspiration to my creative glands.

Now... I have two months to build an escape pod crib...

Sarakenobi said...

what kind of supports does it have! I am dying to see more pictures on how it works :)
*dies for a tutorial* although we don't need an AT-AT bed :p

lisa said...

This.is.AWESOME!

1derwoman1dermom said...

Got here from Pinterest and cannot tell you how amazing this is! "The Force is strong with this one." What a dad!

Anonymous said...

je suis francaise et mes enfants se damneraient pour avoir ce lit ! c'est géniale

bravo

xtinita said...

Oh my! your so creative I love your deck. its perfect for your kids. They really love it.


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Fitted Bedroom Furniture said...

Great creative ideas, thanks for posting.

TrevorK said...

When will the plans be available on eBay?

Anonymous said...

Love it! I am trying to talk my husband into doing this for our almost 6 year old who is OBSESSED with Star Wars, particularly the dark side! Could you give me a rough estimate of what this cost to build? Thanks so much and is awesome!

Judy said...

I definitely think you should have filmed getting it INTO the house and into his room! LOL that had to be a trip! or you dissemble some first?