Published on April 29th, 2013 | by Jules Yap


Tractor bed

Materials: Mydal bunk bed

Description: My almost 4 year old is crazy about tractors…New Holland ones, to be precise. The only thing he wished for for his upcoming birthday was a blue tractor bed. I researched some tractor beds online and found a John Deere tractor bunk bed which I revamped a bit and turned into this tractor bed, complete with scoop, cab, and play space underneath. We plan on fitting a platform on the bottom slats for a secret hide-out for him.

I sawed the legs down a little so the bed wouldn’t be so high. I jigsawed a cab and a scoop out of plywood, put it together, and spray painted it. We added push lights as head lights, a license plate personalized with his name and upcoming age, and added some plywood tires. I added arms for the scoop.

He’s very happy with his birthday gift. We just have to add his mattress on top and the plywood platform on the bottom slats.

~ Cindy, Ontario, Canada

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Jules Yap

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11 Responses to Tractor bed

  1. Cindy says:

    Hi all! Thanks for all the kind comments. I’m the original poster…the one who built this bed 3 years ago. I, unfortunately, do not have the plans for this. I dreamt it up as I went along. I started with the Mydal bunk bed, sawed the legs down about a foot or so ( so that it would be a lower bed) and reattached the legs with small metal plates. Then I used 2 sheets of plywood and free handed the two sides for the cab. The top of the cab is 4′ by 4′. The plywood tires are eyeballed to size.
    The scoop is the exact width of the bed.
    Hope that helps. It was a really fun project to do and not hard at all.

  2. Tammie A says:

    Where can i get one of these beds

  3. Tammie Armstrong says:

    206 E State Street

  4. Kristen Ackerman says:

    How do I find the plans for this? Thank you

  5. Sandi says:

    Do you sell the plans for this bed and if so how much are they.

  6. katherine lesch says:

    tractor bed

  7. katherine lesch says:

    gotta make that tractor bed my G-son is a tractor addict at 3yrs old i would be happy to purchase plans

  8. Sara says:

    Do you have a plan for this? Ours would have to be green but our son would love this!

  9. Wes says:

    This is too cute wish I had a son now.

  10. Anonymous says:

    You did an awesome job!

  11. Anonymous says:

    This is so cute – congratiolation!

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