Baby’s Room Gets a Palace with this CNC Castle Decoration

castle decoration

[Vegard] and his wife were expecting a baby girl, and decided to build a castle for their new daughter. As a prototyping geek with his own CNC machine in his apartment, he decided to take to Google Sketchup to design this well-crafted castle decoration for his daughter’s room.

The first challenge was figuring out what the castle would look like. [Vegard] had never been to Disney Land or World, and so had never actually seen any of the fairy-tale castles in real life. After experimenting with some paper versions, he settled on a design which incorporates multiple layers and can house lights within them.

The next step was to cut the final version on the CNC machine, then sand and paint the parts. After figuring out a way to mount the castle to the wall, some LEDs were added for effect, driven by an Arduino. The final version looks pretty good!

Hacking your kids’ room is great fun, and you get to keep making new stuff to remain age appropriate. We bet [Vegard] can’t wait until she’s old enough to enjoy a marble-run that wraps the entire room. In the mean time he can work on a classic robot stroller.


  1. Sorry to be that “one guy,” but Disneyland is one word whereas Disney World is 2.

  2. Mixikaabin says:

    Cool, to bad, that we did’nt see the paint plexi glas in action. But a cool project :D

  3. Tom says:

    Very cool, are the design files available?

  4. darcy says:

    Wow! Super nice!

    Makes me want to make one! All I need now is kids!

  5. APBurner says:

    Thats a great idea. I don’t have a CNC :-( but I do have a 20″ scroll saw. I could cut the same thing out of ply with it. Hummmm. I have a 2 day old grand daughter waiting to go home right now. Maybe not by the time she gets to her room. But maybe before she interacts with it.

  6. L0rdRav3n says:


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