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Man turns his bed into a race car so he can drive to Starbucks for a morning coffee without getting up

Man turns his bed into a race car so he can drive to Starbucks for a morning coffee without getting up

Sometimes you just have to build a bed you can drive.

If you're one of the millions of people around the world who love a good cup of coffee in the morning, you probably also know how nice it would be to be able to sip it while still in bed.

That turns out to be one of the big obsessions of YouTuber Drew Dirksen, who uploaded a hilarious new video this week to make that dream a reality.

Dirksen explains in the video's intro that he used to get coffee delivered each morning so that he could drink his brew in bed, but that delivery fees have made this way too expensive.

Instead, he comes up with the incredible idea to bring his bed to the coffee - by turning it into a literal vehicle.

"How hard could it be?" he asks, as the video starts, doubtless knowing full well how much of an understatement that is.

First, he buys a cheap single bedframe, then a bunch of plywood and other materials. He cuts down the plywood and attaches it to the bedframe, then adds some tiny wheels to the bottom.

A rolling bed is his first step, but he then upgrades things by using an electric skateboard as the motor for the bed car.

This means it can be controlled with a remote, and it all seems to be working fairly well - although it has no way to be steered.

He fixes this by attaching a scooter to the bed, using its handle as a steering method, which didn't seem to work much until a small adjustment to make it more effective.

From there, the car bed starts to work a lot better, making it time for a mattress and a headboard to really sell the fact that it's a bed.

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tomazl / Getty

Another small hiccup comes when the mattress doesn't fit the bedframe, but they find a replacement and it works for the job - especially with a hole poked through for the scooter's handle.

With some decorations added to make things look more bed-like, it's time for Dirkson to hop into bed and wait for a morning coffee run.

When that time comes, he's able to cruise out of his front door and down the driveway to the road. From there it's a really slow journey into town to get to his local drive-thru Starbucks.

The plan works - he's able to get his coffee in bed without any delivery fees, even if he got plenty of attention while doing so.

Still, the bed can't quite be called a race car - the use of an electric skateboard to power it means it's fundamentally pretty slow, but fast enough to work as a coffee fetcher.

Featured Image Credit: Drew Dirksen/YouTube