Complete 5 Piece Custom Toddler Bedroom Suite

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Project by Durbs75 posted 10-07-2016 11:07 AM 843 views 4 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This entire set including a full / queen size convertible bed, dresser, tall chest, and 2 nightstands, were made for a 2 year old toddler for one of my clients. The style and design is custom and the color is a 3 color dye mix sprayed on in 5 toned coats to get consistent color on all pieces. The wood is poplar to help keep costs down but sturdy enough to last the abuse it will probably take!!

This bed is a custom Full / Queen convertible bed. It is made on a Queen size headboard and footboard framework. There are 2 sets of bed rail connectors on the bed, one outer and one inner. Currently it is configured for a full size since he is only 2 years old. When needed, you can place the second set of longer rails in the Queen connectors. I made a longer set of rails to accommodate the longer length of a queen size mattress and they have them in storage currently. The toddler’s initials are monogramed on the headboard as well. When not in use, the Queen connectors are covered with a piece of decorative wood. So as he grows up or moves away when he’s old enough, the bed can be configured into a queen size!!

The dresser is 66 inches long X 19 inches deep X 36 inches tall.

The two nightstands are 22 inches wide X 16 inches deep X 24 inches tall.

The tall chest of drawers is 36 inches wide X 60 inches tall X 19 inches deep.

All of the drawers feature dovetail drawers and steel ball bearing full extension drawer slides. The tall chest of drawers have an anti tipping wire attached to the back and into a wall stud to prevent tipping. This was a fun project to build and he’ll get a lifetime of use out of the set!!

-- Carey Durbin, Marietta GA,

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#1 posted 10-07-2016 11:38 AM

very nice! and for a 2 year old. Glad to see that they are investing in something that will last for their child for 20 years.

Well done.

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#2 posted 10-07-2016 11:46 AM

Nice woodworking elements and those handles are very good match with this colour.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 10-07-2016 01:13 PM

Wow! That’s one impressive set! I had a couple stuffed animals when I was two! No bedset like that! Nicely done. The middle drawers in the “flatter” chest of drawers give a cool look. I like the design

-- Pete

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#4 posted 10-07-2016 01:52 PM

Top notch work. Love it.

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#5 posted 10-07-2016 02:34 PM

Badass bedroom set my friend!

-- From Pittsburgh, PA

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#6 posted 10-07-2016 02:40 PM

nice work carey thats a beautiful bedroom set that should last the child through collage,and with that style and look he wont out grow it like most furniture made for kids.its also very smart design so the bed will expand as he grows.excellent work,welcome to lumber jocks i think your gonna like it here.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#7 posted 10-07-2016 02:46 PM

nice job

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#8 posted 10-07-2016 05:00 PM

Very nice! I haven’t seen a full/queen bed setup like that before.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#9 posted 10-07-2016 05:32 PM

Carey, this is an outstanding bedroom set. Congratulations and welcome to Lumberjocks.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#10 posted 10-07-2016 06:44 PM

Very nice. I too like those center drawers on the 8 drawer chest.
Good catch on the wall anchor….....I was going to ask you if you took that precaution. Nothing like a clever toddler to pull out a few bottom drawers and use them as steps to access something on top of the dresser. Fortunately as a young kid I was never smart enough to think of that or you can bet I would have given it a try and ended up with a face full of dresser on top of me.
Color is amazing as well. Just flat panels with trim applied to the drawer fronts…......correct? What did you do for the sides…....plywood centers wrapped by solid trim?

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#11 posted 10-07-2016 07:21 PM

Thank you all for the great comments!

Sras – They wanted a convertible bed to use when he got older. I had to think of a way to incorporate this into the overall design without looking goofy. The full size rails are a little wider and thicker to accommodate the inset distance from the outside posts. The queen rails that they will use someday, are a little narrower so they don’t stick out too far. But strong nonetheless.

Ohwoodeye – Yes to both parts. The drawers are flat panels with the trim attached to them. The side panels are plywood inset into dados on the supports. I am not a fan of plywood, but my client had a budget to work within so I had to bite the bullet and use plywood and use trim on flat panels. I think for a design on the drawer fronts like this, a floating center panel in rails and stiles would look the best.

-- Carey Durbin, Marietta GA,

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#12 posted 10-08-2016 04:36 AM

Looks great love the drawer pulls and the color is wonderful

-- Norman

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