Alex / Wade / Wauwatosa / Toadfrogs

The Making Of A Rocket Ship Bed

Alex’s bed is 95% done (just the cargo and fuel tank, with attachable fuel line, left to go). Read below for a step by step. Below is a series of pictures from drawing the ideas to assembly and painting (from April till August).

The concept on paper (Alex was in charge of drawing the antenna).

Then Wade mocked up in cardboard (and convinced a friend at work into drawing it in CAD to figure building supplies)

One of the biggest challenges was the material. Wade needed curved wood and finally found a guy near Green Bay that would bend it to the necessary specifications. Then Wade took over our garage and got to building.

Alex and I returned from a week away and found the bed in the room and partially primed. (At this point Wade reiterated that he hated painting and I agreed to take over.)

The finished product has lights underneath, a working control panel (with a parent kill switch for bedtime), and a built-in night light. I kind of want a rocket ship bed too.


  1. i’ll take 2 please! that is SO awesome! j & e would never fall asleep. seriously, can i order 2?

  2. Seriously, can we order this?

  3. I would love to do this for my son. He loves Buzz light year and a rocket ship bed would be perfect. Would you share your plans?

  4. This is seriously amazing!! My 3 year old would LOVE LOVE LOVE this!!!!!!! Would you share your plans?

  5. Hi! I am doing a space themed room for my son and am looking at reproducing this bed you have made. I am completely in awe of it! I would greatly appreciate any tips / advice you have. Thank you~

  6. This is amazing! Like the other comments, I’m doing a Galaxy room for my son and would love the plans for this! Please share, if you don’t mind! Great job!!

  7. My son lovesssss this bed. Would you consider making one for us and selling it.

  8. Hi I was curious if you had your plans for this bed posted anywhere else or if you have given more detailed plans to those who ask. I was going to try and make this for my sons birthday.
    or something similar to it. Its fantastic!

  9. I am currently paying someone to make this for me. The only aspect they couldn’t do is the controls 🙁

  10. Do you sell them???

  11. I absolutely love this bed. Wish I could order one

  12. Hi, it’s really wonderful. Would you share your plans?
    I live in Italy and it would be too expensive for me to buy it

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