This is the Spongebob Square Bed i made for my kid. its a pretty basic loft style bed. because the ceiling is low i could not make bunk beds, so i made the underneath to store toys. the kids have to climb through Spongebobs mouth to get to the steps. i also made Spongebob easy to remove to make it easy to change the sheets, he simply lifts off.
$25 Paint - qt primer - qt yellow - sample mold green - sample black - sample white - sample blue - paint marker red
[home depot sells pint samples for cheap.]
$45 14 - 1x4x8'
$20 3/4 Plywood
$4 Wood glue
$?? woodgrain plexiglass or ???
misc. 1 1/4 screws - 2 1/4 screws - 3 3" flat brackets - paint brush and roller - artist brushes
tools- jigsaw - circular saw or miter box - sander or router - drill - and a projector if you can get one
Step 1: Building the Frame
Building the frame...
measure the mattress you are going to use, your framing will want to be about 1" bigger. pre drill with a counter sinking bit, and use wood glue every where you screw wood together. you can see in the photos i screwed wood slats across to support the mattress. i then screwed 2 1x4 together to make the corners [the height will vary with how tall you want it to be]. i then cut the horizontal pieces and decided to make some of them wavey with a jigsaw [as seen in photos]. also fastened the horizontal bottom pieces. i had a set of steps from another bed that i used but a simple ladder would work.
Step 2: Making Spongebob
I used a printer and a piece of clear plastic to make a transparency of a spongebob cartoon i found. i then used a old school projector to shoot the image on a sheet of plywood. [you could just free hand it if you dont have access to a projector] i then cut it out with a jigsaw and routered the edges. i then used blocks of 1x4 to space spongebob away from the bed and screwed the brackets on, so it could be lifted on and off. i built a small box and attached it to the back of his head. i also attached a piece of pvc to the shelf to hold a tv remote.
Step 3: Painting
I then primed all the wood and then painted 2 coats of spongebob yellow semigloss. i then used the projector again and used a pencil to trace the details again. then started doing all the detail color paint work. including all the greenish cheese dots on the bed frame.
Step 4: Side Panels/led Lights/teeth
side panels/led lights/teeth...
i screwed on some woodgrain plexiglass i got for free. but you could use plywood or anything or nothing, its up to you.
i also added some led lights underneath to give a little light.
i plan on making to white pillow teeth and hanging them in the mouth i just havent had time.