Crib -N- Beyond

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Project by bigpops0259 posted 10-17-2008 02:15 PM 2942 views 6 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well by my Wife’s reviews, (Beth’s First Project) I should retire from the shop and go to cooking school. Not! This project is a redesign of my earlier posted Full Life Bed. Nothing worst than building a Crib using it for a year or two and than storing it, as I did with my kids. This bed was my answer to that problem. My Daughter is having my first Grand Son. She helped me redesign this crib, She did the staining and I Clear coated it. The crib has many options to a full life of use. In crib form the trunk, and bench are key elements in the base structure. All the parts use bed rail parts to interlock, there are eight bolts that secure the parts together. The bed rails fold to store in the trunk when in crib form. the day bed option just remove two bolts and unclip the front rail. The front rail was designed to fold down, with slide bolt locks that are recieved in the top sides, they are spring loaded with finger pulls and slide and lock in brass sleeves. The trunk and bench bolt together with four brass Allen bolts to form the base. Unbolt the bench and trunk remove the sides, interlock the sides together reuse the four bolts in pre-drilled holes in sides, put the bench and trunck together and it’s a caption style youth bed (not pictured). The twin size bed can now be used, the trunk fit nicely at the inside foot of the foot board (front crib rail). the trunk can be a toy chest, blanket chest, or what ever with two drawers that are useable throu out the style of use. So you have it, a crib for birth, youth, college and back no storage needed.

-- Marty Ohio

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Grant Davis

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#1 posted 10-17-2008 02:25 PM

VERY, VERY nice. I love the conversion bed. Did you build this from plans or is it your own design?

Thanks for posting.

-- Grant...."GO BUCKEYES"

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#2 posted 10-17-2008 02:43 PM

Great design, and a wonderful job of building it!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 10-17-2008 02:44 PM

Terrific use of an item for life.

-- Say what you mean and mean what you say.

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#4 posted 10-17-2008 02:45 PM

I think Beth should have her own page here!

Her projects are putting me to shame!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#5 posted 10-17-2008 05:04 PM

Very nice, that looks great

-- Glenn, New Mexico

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#6 posted 10-17-2008 06:07 PM

Looks like Marty attended the GaryK school of magnificant creations!

Marty, how do we get your plans?

-- Randy, Tupelo, MS ~ A man who honors his wife will have children who honor their father.

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#7 posted 10-17-2008 06:45 PM

Very creative. I think this is most versitile use of an item I have seen in years.

Jeff, Grapevine, Tx

-- Jeff - Grapevine, Texas - Tight budget = creativity, resourcefulness and a clean scrap bin...

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#8 posted 10-17-2008 07:09 PM

Two great crib/bed designs …. Now if only you guys had posted these two weeks ago….

Great design, wonderful multi-use item.

-- Making scrap with zen-like precision - Woodbutchery

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#9 posted 10-17-2008 07:45 PM

This is very slick, and it looks great!

-- --Chuck

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#10 posted 10-18-2008 03:59 AM

Verrrrrry Nice,

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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#11 posted 10-18-2008 05:47 AM

What a great idea. I love the design too.

Thanks for posting it.

-- Martin, Kansas

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John Gray

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#12 posted 10-18-2008 06:04 AM

Beautiful job!!!! Thanks!!!!!

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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#13 posted 12-04-2008 06:43 AM

Nice Crib.

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#14 posted 10-21-2009 09:23 AM

remarkable design plus fantastic workmanship!!

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#15 posted 10-25-2009 04:58 AM

they are all great nice workmanship

-- Custom furniture

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