The Star Wars Themed Bunk Bed
Can We Make It? Yes, We Can!
Every so often we get asked to manufacture something that is that little bit unusual and this week we had a call from James Parry, owner of Force Nine who asked if we were able to help bespoke CNC cut MDF boards in to various shapes for a personal project he was working on.
As our state-of-the-art CNC machine can cut virtually any shape imaginable and in most materials (everything from MDF to Acrylic). We were sure that whatever James had in mind shouldn’t be a problem and suggested that he send over some working drawings to verify.
The Bunk Bed Design
Well, when we received the working drawings we were all amazed at what he had come up with. It was a fantastic design for a truly awesome Star Wars themed bunk bed for one of his child’s bedrooms.
Taking his inspiration from the Millennium Falcon, James’s design included an MDF cockpit that would sit over the entire top of the bunk bed. This was the essential set of MDF pieces James required About Signs’ MDF CNC services for.
MDF Panels Cut To Shape
Each section of MDF was to be cut to size, shaped and window areas machined out. We suggested 15mm MDF for it’s additional strength over the thinner MDF boards we offer.
We also manufactured and supplied the 4mm thick blue tinted acrylic panels for the windows of the cockpit. These were all cut to James’s dimensions. He had designed the front of the cockpit to sandwich the viewing windows for added strength, which was a nice design feature too.
Assembling The Star Wars Bed
We delivered all the parts we manufactured to James’s home on Friday afternoon so that he could begin building the bed at the weekend. As the cockpit was designed to fit over an existing bunk bed chassis he would have lots of hand-crafting left to do.
Luckily James has confident DIY skills, as we had seen from previous projects that we had worked on together. We wouldn’t recommend taking on a project like this without some expert help or being a confident DIY’er, with all the tools required for such a project.
We asked James to supply us with some progress photos and a few of the Star Wars bed fully completed and the following images were supplied.
“I love working with the About Signs team whether on a commercial project or something personal like this bunk bed, as they are always happy to discuss my designs and help with suggestions regarding manufacturing, etc.
The hours of work they saved me trying to cut the MDF sections by hand was worth its weight in gold!! Having everything cut millimetre perfect made fitting these parts of the bed together a breeze.
No domestic DIY store has ever come close to the cutting accuracy required; that’s why I can highly recommend About Signs and will continue sending my work their way 10/10.”
James Parry @ Force Nine – Design & Digital Marketing London
Are You Thinking Of Making Something?
If you’re an avid DIY’er and would like to discuss what we can do for you, please get in touch either via email or call us on 020 8751 7250. Our team are happy to talk you through our services, materials and manufacturing technics.