My sons birthday project.

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  1. Obxmush

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    I has been a two month process. All the while he hasn't seen it. I stripped his bedroom and assembled it in his room while he was at daycare. It has a 12 volt inverter, working lights and soon to have a car stereo in it (when he is old enough) The look on his face was absolutely priceless. I couldn't get him out of it at dinner time. He just laid there. This big old bald nice person daddy cried a little at how excited he was. Parenthood doesn't have a handbook (let alone single parenthood) but it is the most rewarding adventure I've ever had. All he talks about is his firetruck now.


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    Awesome!
    Excellent job- he should get some good use out of that...
     
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    Super cuteee. Your son is lucky to have such an handy and amazing dad. Good job. It looks so professional.

    Should've made him a Prius bed frame : ) jking.

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    Good job! Awesome fire truck bed.

    I have a son that is also doing the single dad thing with his daughter. I admire you for doing this.
     
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    wow well done! can i call you daddy?
     
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    Great job! As a hobbyist woodworker myself, I commend you. (y)

    Did you get the plans off the Internet?

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    Great Job.

    Reminded me of a bit of my childhood. When my brother was very little...toddler age..one of his first fascinations or favorite toys was a Red Fire Truck. He was constantly playing with it.

    Unfortunately when he was very little he had a bit of a speech impediment (he outgrew it rapidly) but for some reason he would say....

    " I'm going to play with my Red Fire Fruck!"....and sometimes/often he left the "r" out of Fruck......

    This often shocked visitors and grandparents. But try as we might it was always a Red Fire....F(r)uck.

    Guess we are all just happy he didn't grow up to be a Long Distance F(r)ucker!.

    Anyway, ----assuming your son does not have that problem...and fantastic job on the bed.
     
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    Got bored during naptime and made him a lamp to go with it all


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    I saw some pictures on the internet of a similar design. I added about 2 feet off the end so I could put a driving area with a steering wheel. Going to put the car stereo up front as well


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    Thanks. A Prius is cool and all.....but...... A firetruck is awesome lol. I am a volunteer firefighter where I live and mini man spends a ton of time at the department with me. Every morning when we wake up he's asks to see the firetruck. It was only appropriate to make him one.


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    Looking at the B pillars, how strong are they? Might be a bit tall and thin? Is that 1/2 inch or 3/4 inch plywood?

    I see the grab handle on it. Seems like a good place to back it with a piece of hardwood on the back of both B pillars from the roof down to the mattress.

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    It's 3/4 cabinet grade. There are 2x4's going side to side up top. It has a little flex, but not too much to concern me.


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    Best Dad award winning!!! That is so cool, what a great gift and memory for your son to have.

    The only thing I would change, is to stick a few "Hybrid Synergy Drive" badges on the firetrucks fenders... :LOL:
     
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    Lol, if my house were on fire, I wouldn't care if the firetruck was a gas guzzler or not! ;) :D

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    Oh trust me, our pumpers don't exactly get fuel mileage. I've been known to run though 3/4 tank on a working house fire (100 gallons)


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    Now I think it would be hilarious to stick a few Hybrid Synergy Drive emblems on that truck!! :LOL: Talk about real irony....
     
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    That's alright, don't worry one second about it. ;)
     
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    Oh I don't.


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    cool job... many years ago I built a doll house for my daughter took about a year, and gave it to her on christmas morning, furniture lights, ect.. talk about being happy...

    In you photo with the steering wheel you look a bit like Jamie Hyneman from mythbusters....
     
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    I like the OBX in your signature :) I doubt many on here know that is an abbreviation for the Outer Banks.
     
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