Money can be tight right now, due to the impact of coronavirus.

However, that doesn’t mean our kids have go without thanks to some clever DIY.

Tomasz Zub, 30, a manufacturing operator from Blackpool, saw the perfect bed online for his little boy.

Unfortunately it cost £400…

But, Tomasz, who lives with his fiancee Dominika, 28, and young son Daniel, 22 months, realised he could construct a similar piece himself!

He told money-saving community LatestDeals.co.uk : "I am a kind of handyman at home, and I like to make things by myself.

“First of all, it is usually cheaper, secondly, it makes me feel proud of myself."

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He built the frame using timber

He continued: "My dad did the same, I saw him doing and mending things at home when I was a kid.

"We decided it was time for a new bed for our son as he needs more space than he had in his current cot bed...

"My fiancée searched for days and couldn’t find a proper one that wouldn’t be too expensive.

“Then the idea of creating one was born."

The build turned out perfect for his son

Tomasz added: “She said: 'maybe you could make one? It looks quite easy to DIY. I’ve seen people done similar projects.' So I said I would do it.

"First we decided the size of the mattress. There are many sizes available for toddlers. When we got to that, I knew what size of wooden boards I needed.

"I drew up the project with the right sizing, and with my fiancée we decided what we wanted it to look like and what to include.”

The couple found a bed online which they liked the look of.

Then they bought some timber for £55 from a local shop.

Tomasz added: “The tools and screws I already had at home. I spent any free time after work making it, and it took about 15 hours altogether.

"I started with the posts and mattress frame, then made a roof and the barriers. The last part was making the bed slats.

"I can say the roof part was a bit tricky to make properly considering the angles, and to make it look good and straight was a challenge.”

The dad used a cordless drill, hand saw, yardstick and pencil.

Tomasz is a dab hand at DIY

And, he offered some advice for others.

Tomasz said: "If anybody would like to make something similar, first of all I would say don’t rush!

"Everything needs to be done properly, and the bed needs to be stable so you don’t have to worry about it when your child is sleeping on it.

"Think twice before you do any of the steps, and it’s good to think about this project for a few days before starting it.

"If you can, get a tool to measure angles, because that was the hardest part. Remember to put in your screws properly because they hold the whole bed together.”

Tomasz lives with his fiancee Dominika, 28, and son Daniel, 22 months,

The couple are thrilled with their son’s new bed.

Tomasz said: “It’s an amazing feeling after doing such a project.

“Especially when you see your child being happy with it, sleeping on it and smiling when he sees it."

He added: "Beds online with a similar look start from £150 and go up to as much as £400.

"At the beginning I was thinking that it couldn't be realistic to make a bed for £55 that costs £400 in the shops, so I was really sceptical.

"After all my calculations I was amazed and even counted it twice to make sure.

"Now after it’s done I’m very proud of myself: I have saved a lot of money and made my son happy at the same time.”