|Project by Wav||posted 12-20-2014 04:40 AM||1108 views||5 times favorited||5 comments|
This bed set was made from Wild Cherry. I cut the trees while clearing some land for my father-in-law. A friend owed a sawmill and he and I cut the logs into lumber after which I carefully stacked the lumber to air dry. The lumber was moved several time over the course of years and was re-stacked to keep it from rotting. Needless to say after nearly 25 years some of the boards didn’t stand the test of time. When I was told I was going to be a grandfather, I decided to use the lumber for the crib my daughter asked me to make for her child, since the wood had a significance to her family history.
Along with making the convertible bed, I also built the entire bedroom ensemble consisting of the bed, a dresser, a night stand, a toy box, a trinket box, and a lamp. Incidentally, when my grandson came along, I made a new foot board for the double bed conversion and a new head board for a new crib using the no longer used parts of the original crib.
In the photos the first photo is the original crib, the second is the new crib, the third is the new foot board along with the original head board. The fourth photo is the toddler version. The fifth photo is the original bed frame and the last photo is the original crib.
The project was quiet a challenge, but a very rewarding one.
-- Maddog Creations