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Dad Builds Spaceship Out of Used Electronics and a Loft Bed (Photos)

spaceship, diy spaceship, boys rooms, kids rooms

Make your child’s bedroom the final frontier!

Jeremiah Gordon wanted to celebrate his space-loving son’s 5th birthday in a big way, so he decided to build a spaceship out of used electronics and a loft bed. This DIY project is super inspiring and will make you want to do something amazing with your kid’s room in 2013. Take a look:


  • Donated Electronics 1 of 10
    Donated Electronics
    Gorman says, "It turns out that when you ask people for their old electronics, they are happy to get them out of their house."
  • Jackpot 2 of 10
    Jackpot
    Gorman says, "And when you have friends who will salvage a master control board from a TV station dumpster, sometimes they hit the jackpot."
  • Buttons & Switches 3 of 10
    Buttons & Switches
    Gorman says, "There was some extra space on the control panel, we added more buttons."
  • Houston, Are You There? 4 of 10
    Houston, Are You There?
    Gorman says, "Of course it needs a NASA logo."
  • Lofting the Bed 5 of 10
    Lofting the Bed
    Gorman says, "My wife was worried because it was pretty wobbly at this point."
  • Braced and Reinforced 6 of 10
    Braced and Reinforced
    Gorman says, "The bed isn't wobbling and the control panel is (almost) good to go."
  • Final Steps 7 of 10
    Final Steps
    Almost there...
  • Permission to Come Aboard 8 of 10
    Permission to Come Aboard
    Gorman says, "The ladder is in place."
  • Final Product 9 of 10
    Final Product
    Gorman says, "Dramatic lighting" adds a nice touch.
  • Captain Finn 10 of 10
    Captain Finn
    ...at the controls in his spacesuit! Great. Gorman says, "I think he likes it!" From the looks of his face, I'd say he's amazed.

Via BuzzFeed and Reddit. Photos used with permission.

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