Bed Building Workshop

WHEn: TBD

A maximum of three (3) teams can be accommodated per time slot. Email Blaire Buergler at bbuergler@tjmartell.org to reserve your spot!

WHERE: SOUNDCHECK PARKING LOT- 740 COWAN STREET

WHO: CONSTRUCTION COACHES ON SITE TO CONSULT AND ASSIST!

These folks have generously donated their time, tools, workshop and most importantly, expertise! Please arrive prepared with all materials needed. 

TRANSPORT: no beds constructed at the workshop can be left on site. each team is responsible to transport their bed home after the workshop is over.

Teams are also responsible for transporting their "racing beds" to and from Bridgestone Plaza on race day. No beds may be left on the premise after the event terminates. Please make arrangements for pick up and removal in advance. 

MATERIALS YOU WILL NEED TO BRING:

1a) Metal Bed Rails or PVC pipe: (no aluminum)

Suggest: Goodwill Industries in Berry Hill or at Re-Store on 8th Avenue or other thrift stores or consignment stores. Bring whatever you can find!

OR

1b) Wooden Bed Frame (head board, foot board, etc)

We recommend a twin bed (36” x 75”), but up to a queen bed (60” x 80”) is allowed.

Suggest: Goodwill Industries and the Re-Store on 8th also have numerous wooden bed frames available includes headboard, footboard and 2 sides. Visit Thrift Stores, Flea Markets, Consignment Shops, Craigslist, or Next Door.

2a) Wheels or Tires: minimum of 4 tires - 10 Inches in diameter

For safety purposes, wheels must be a minimum of 10" in diameter.

Suggest: Harbor Freight at 2300 Lebanon Pike
2 swivel wheels with attached castor for front of bed (and optimum stearing) and/or 2 regular wheels for back of bed. (you can also use just 4 regular wheels)

OR

2b) Bicycle Wheels: minimum of 4

Suggest: Halcycon Bike Shop at 2802 12th Ave. S. : 615-730-9344 (see Kevin)
Visit their “wheels” graveyard for bike wheels approximately $10 each

3a) Metal or pvc Conduit – available at Home Depot or Lowe's etc.

If using a Bed Frame that includes a head board and foot board and you would like to attach a “push bar” at the foot of the bed for the front racers, we suggest you bring enough conduit (1½ - 2” around) high enough and long enough to attach to each side.
*Note: push bars cannot extend further than 12” per side

OR

If using metal Bed Rails and you will require push bars in both front and back, bring enough conduit to construct pushing devices for both front and back of the bed!
*Note: there will be no welding capability available at the bed building workshop

4) free Twin Mattresses:

We recommend twin beds for speed AND ease of transport to and from race site.
Email amanda@soundchecknashville.com, if you require a source for a free mattress.

5) Our PIT CREW suggest bringing the following items if you have them so you don’t have to wait to share!

Power Tools: drills and drill bits or screwdrivers
Extension Cords
Paint, brushes and Drop Sheets, if you are planning to paint
Any scrap metal or angle iron metal you have laying around
Hardware (such as nuts, bolts, screws etc) will be provided

*Scrap wood will be free; however, if you need a sheet of plywood, it will need to be purchased on site.

BED DESIGN:

Check the “ABOUT” page for BED DESIGN Perimeters

 

To print the pdf, please click here

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