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Star Wars Room Hovercraft Bed

Star wars room hovercraft bed. How to make your own Star wars Bed that looks like it’s hovering! This is an awesome tutorial!

How to make your own Star wars Bed that looks like it's hovering! This is an awesome tutorial!

Want to create a super cool room for your kid?

Is that bed floating???

No, I didn’t go all Houdini on you.

So, our oldest boy was a HUGE Star Wars fan.  Not only is he a HUGE fan, but he is also HUGE! Not even on the height charts, people!  

My then 9 year old was too big for his twin bed, so we upsized his bed to a queen. That means a new design idea.

Here’s how we created a theme room that fits his size.

Star Wars Hovercraft
Bed Tutorial

To begin, start with the dimensions of your mattress you are building this for. We were using a queen, which is 60 x 80. For the lower base, you want to subtract 4 inches from the edges and the upper base is the exact measurements.

How to make your own Star wars Bed that looks like it's hovering! This is an awesome tutorial!

We stared with the base. 

Using 2×8 boards, we built this frame to be 52 X 72.  

We painted the wood before we assembled it with a can of oops paint from Lowe’s. The color was Fly by Night.  

It’s a dark, rich navy perfect for a boys room!

Next we moved onto the upper platform using 2x4s.

How to make your own Star wars Bed that looks like it's hovering! This is an awesome tutorial!

Trent had to use a bit o torque to get them assembled.

Here is a pic of the platform frame that the mattress lays on.

How to make your own Star wars Bed that looks like it's hovering! This is an awesome tutorial!

We toenailed the frame together.

Be sure to place the bed EXACTLY where you want it.  It is uber heavy and there is no moving it once it’s in place without complete disassembly.

How to make your own Star wars Bed that looks like it's hovering! This is an awesome tutorial!

There is another plywood piece for the top, but we left it off to show how to put it together.

So here is the complete assembly.  Notice the lights?

Star wars room hovercraft bed. How to make your own Star wars Bed that looks like it's hovering! This is an awesome tutorial!
How to make your own Star wars Bed that looks like it's hovering! This is an awesome tutorial!

We had a leftover roll of rope light from Christmas that we added to the bottom platform with the hanging pegs from the rope light manufacturer.

This is a great nightlight.  

It’s not as bright as this pic shows, but does the trick! It also saves on electricity if you get the right type of energy efficient rope light.

Star wars room hovercraft bed. How to make your own Star wars Bed that looks like it's hovering! This is an awesome tutorial!

For the quilt, I got to sleuthing on the net and found a tutorial on how to make a rag quilt.

Not able to part with the stinky, stained shirts my boys wore when they were toddlers, I repurposed them into a quilt.

How to make your own Star wars Bed that looks like it's hovering! This is an awesome tutorial!

My sewing skills are… well… meh, but I can at least sew straight lines!

I had saved my oldest’s Star Wars shirts for the past few years and stitched them together with blue jeans scraps and a few of his old fitted twin sheets.

How to make your own Star wars Bed that looks like it's hovering! This is an awesome tutorial!

Okay – so I may get a bit teary right here.

Sigh.  They just can’t grow up!!!

How to make your own Star wars Bed that looks like it's hovering! This is an awesome tutorial!

All of the materials came from his wardrobe, old sheets, or torn jeans. Super thrifty, but also a great way to create a memory blanket for them!

How to make your own Star wars Bed that looks like it's hovering! This is an awesome tutorial!

Since orange is his favorite color, we incorporated that as much as possible per his request.

Star wars room hovercraft bed. How to make your own Star wars Bed that looks like it's hovering! This is an awesome tutorial!

The bottom side was an alternating pattern of an old twin sheet and an old navy sheet.

Star wars room hovercraft bed. How to make your own Star wars Bed that looks like it's hovering! This is an awesome tutorial!

We completed this over a year ago and it’s still going strong.

Below is a photo of how his room looked when we staged it to sell.  His bed was a huge selling point with their son!

So what do you think? Will you make your bed look like it’s hovering?  Be sure to share it with me if you make your own star wars room hovercraft bed!

Star Wars Room Resources

(Some affiliate links are provided below. Full disclosure here.)

Star Wars Cookie Jar
Clone Wars Bedding

The Quilt was a DIY – but you may find inspiration here.

Star wars room hovercraft bed. How to make your own Star wars Bed that looks like it's hovering! This is an awesome tutorial!

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12 Comments

  1. Where did you get the comforter not the raf quilt but the simple one with 3 colors that says star wars

  2. The Orange isn't a decal – it's paint in a pattern my husband created. He used painters tape to tape off different shapes and filled them in with an orange wall paint we had leftover from another room. Hope that helps!

  3. Hi can you please share where you got the Orange Star Wars decal above the bed? Thanks!

  4. This room is so amazing! We are taking your room as inspiration to build my son a similar bed, thank you for providing the link! You are going to make my son very happy!!

  5. This is fantastic!!! I love the bed with the lights but I also have mad love for that rag quilt you made from old clothes, etc. Absolutely adorable! No wonder you were featured! 🙂

  6. Awesome. My #3 kid made himself a platform bed and put rope lights under it. I'm gonna have to tell him it's a hover craft!

    Bliss

  7. This is AWESOME!! My boys would love to have a bed like that. Thanks so much for coming out to the party at Clean and Scentsible. I'll be featuring this tomorrow. Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!
    Jenn 🙂

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