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Supplies:

Plywood (See Below)
Elmer's Wood Glue, Elmer's Wood Filler. red, white and black paint silver paint for wheel trim and front grill,

paint brush

Tools: measuring tape, pencil ,hammer ,handheld saw, sander, screws, drills , and safety glasses

Measurements:

Large Plywood Side panel is 73” x 48” (sanded and painted red)
Remove the ladder from the existing bunk bed and sand, and then paint black, install this after your large side panel is up. Window cut out is 10”x14” Window Molding (2) 10” x 1 ½” painted white (2) 15” x 1 ½” painted white Doorway dimensions are: 22” x 33” Molding around the door is painted white before installation and the dimensions are: (2) 36” x 3” and 1 white painted 22”x 3”

The top front panel measures 19” x 37” and is painted red with a circle painted black. We added my son’s birthday “917” as the fire house, to add a special touch. The bottom front truck dimensions are 22” x 36” and we the space between them we added (2) 32” x 3” and (2) 16” x 3 pieces of wood that we painted white.

We added molding that we painted white to frame up our Back side of the bed dimensions ar 74” x 46” and this panel was sanded and painted white before we attached. We drew a Maltese Cross inside and made a locker and attached hooks so that your little firefighter can hang his gear on it.

The back of the bed panel is 48”x 37” and was painted white to match the inside of the truck bed.

Instructions:
Start with your old bunkbeds. We cut the bottom boards, to make the entryway in order to make this bed a truck underneath. We bought pre-cut plywood boards at Lowes. You begin by sanding the boards and next paint them red. Add the extra detail by drawing them by hand first. For example, draw the wheels on the side before painting them black with silver trim. Be sure and cut out your window for the bottom piece for the inside of the truck. After you cut out your window, you will want to paint the four small pieces of wood white. Let it dry and then glue on with wood glue. Next, clamp the board in place and drill onto the existing bed, next paint the front panel with details on the truck lights, and the grill silver, with the lights white with black trim and the circle on top, black. We chose to add numbers for the truck. We then add the side panel, which we chose to paint white. Inside we added with the maltese cross by drawing it first with a pencil and then painting it. We included my son’s birthday inside as the fire house number. We painted molding and added it just about the firetruck doorway and alongside the bed rail to the top bunk. We painted the side top ladder white and the ladder leading to the top bunk black. We removed it first and then reattached. We also painted a locker with red paint and added my son’s name and a couple of hooks for hanging his gear on. We found a large plastic top and added it as the steering wheel attached with screws so that it would spin. I added a small plastic chair inside for my fireman truck driver. Details added on the inside included fireman gear, a faux fire house, etc. We also added a certificate framed on the inside of his truck.

Step 1: Gather Your Supplies

Supplies:

Old Bunkbeds, Plywood (See Below) Elmer's Wood Glue, Elmer's Wood Filler. red, white and black paint silver paint for wheel trim and front grill, paint brush Tools: measuring tape, pencil ,hammer ,handheld saw, sander, screws, drills , and safety glasses

Step 2: Measurements

Large Plywood Side panel is 73” x 48” (sanded and painted red)

Remove the ladder from the existing bunk bed and sand, and then paint black, install this after your large side panel is up. Window cut out is 10”x14” Window Molding (2) 10” x 1 ½” painted white (2) 15” x 1 ½” painted white Doorway dimensions are: 22” x 33” Molding around the door is painted white before installation and the dimensions are: (2) 36” x 3” and 1 white painted 22”x 3”

The top front panel measures 19” x 37” and is painted red with a circle painted black. We added my son’s birthday “917” as the fire house, to add a special touch. The bottom front truck dimensions are 22” x 36” and we the space between them we added (2) 32” x 3” and (2) 16” x 3 pieces of wood that we painted white.

We added molding that we painted white to frame up our Back side of the bed dimensions ar 74” x 46” and this panel was sanded and painted white before we attached. We drew a Maltese Cross inside and made a locker and attached hooks so that your little firefighter can hang his gear on it.

The back of the bed panel is 48”x 37” and was painted white to match the inside of the truck bed.

Step 3: Instructions.

Start with your old bunk beds. Get ready to make some cuts, as the bottom portion will no longer be used for a bed. This step has to be completed before you can go any further. Cut a section out in the middle approximately 22" x 36"

Step 4: Sand, and Paint Your Side Board and Add Detail.

We bought pre-cut plywood boards at Lowes. You begin by sanding the boards and next paint them red. Add the extra detail by drawing them by hand first. For example, draw the wheels on the side before painting them black with silver trim. Be sure and cut out your window for the bottom piece for the inside of the truck. After you cut out your window, you will want to paint the four small pieces of wood white. Let it dry and then glue on with wood glue. Next, clamp the board in place and drill onto the existing bed.

Step 5: Add the Front Panel With Details.

Next paint the front panel with details on the truck lights, and the grill silver, with the lights white with black trim and the circle on top, black. We chose to add numbers for the truck.

Step 6: Add the Back Side Panel

We then add the back side panel, which we chose to paint white. Inside we added with the Maltese cross by drawing it first with a pencil and then painting it. We included my son’s birthday inside as the fire house number. We also painted a red locker and added my son's name, and also some hooks to hang his fire gear. We added a plastic lid and placed a screw in the middle for the steering wheel. We placed a plastic chair inside and it was ideal!

Step 7: Remove the Existing Ladder..

Remove the existing ladder, sand it and paint it black then reattach it after the side panel is attached. Next add molding that was painted white previously to the top part where the bed connects and paint the top ladder that goes alongside the top mattress, white.

Step 8: Add Finishing Details

We added some extra details to make our son's fire engine bed fabulous!

<p>I'm glad I found this post, it's inspired me to work on a trash truck bed for my son using an old bunk bed... thanks!</p>
<p>I'm glad I found this post, it's inspired me to work on a trash truck bed for my son using an old bunk bed... thanks!</p>
sooooo awesome! I'm gonna start working on one for my boy thanks for the ideas and inspiration!
<p>This looks great! Thanks for sharing the details on how you made it. Very cool bed!</p>

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