Little Ikey's Crib

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Project by azwoodman posted 08-23-2010 03:08 AM 2806 views 6 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, it’s finally time to post this project!!! I had been waiting to tell the world about it until after we had delivered it to its intended owners (my brother, his wife, and their FIRST little baby Isaac). It was originally intended to be a surprise for my sister-in-law but somehow the word got out… (you know who I’m referring too…) LOL! No big deal. The big reveal was still super awesome!.

Isaac is my parent’s first grandchild so he’s pretty much the “golden child” of the family right now. He was born on Monday (8-16-10) at about noon. We showed up at their house on tuesday night after driving all day (from Gilbert, Az to Orem, Ut). It was so good to finally meet the little guy and congratulate his parents! My brother and his wife had already transformed their spare room into a beautiful nursery and were just waiting for the crib to complete the project. Needless to say, they were very appreciative and I’m sure that the crib will be cherished for many a year to come!

Here are the project details:

-Full size baby crib (fits a standard 52×27 inch mattress)
-Solid poplar
-Stained with General Finishes Java gel stain and finished with GF gel urethane topcoat.
-Crib springs can be adjusted to 4 different heights
-Can be converted into a toddler bed.

Here are some pictures and a video of the process:


-- Spencer, Gilbert Az (

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#1 posted 08-23-2010 03:23 AM

Mighty fine job! Looks like you did your homework on this one. I love a project that has meaning to it. Say congrats from all of us here at LumberJocks!

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#2 posted 08-23-2010 03:39 AM

That is totally awesome. I’ve envious – that is something I always wanted to do. I’m sure Isaac will enjoy this family heirloom. You did a great job.

-- I've never seen a tree that I wouldn't like to repurpose into a project. I love the smell of wood in the morning - it smells like victory.

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#3 posted 08-23-2010 05:03 AM

Great job on the crib. Very nicely done. I just got back from delivering the crib and dresser I built for my first granddaughter to CA. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#4 posted 08-23-2010 06:47 AM

Great looking crib. My friend and his wife are about to have their first child. I was thinking about making a crib. Was it a tough project? How does the conversion to a bed work?

-- Mason

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#5 posted 08-23-2010 11:06 AM

OMG such a big bed for such a small fella!

No doubt he will grow into it and out of it in no time.

-- Theresa,

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#6 posted 08-23-2010 12:49 PM

BEAUTIFUL crib! I shudder to think of little teeth marks on that beautiful craftsmanship. (My three pretty much chewed up the top rail on our crib. LOL)

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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#7 posted 08-23-2010 03:35 PM

congrats on your new project

-- Life is enjoyable especially when you borrow from people

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#8 posted 08-23-2010 05:50 PM

Looks like you made it to last several generations or a row of boys! nice sturdy crib (not flimsy like the store bought ones) The intended parties must have been impressed!

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#9 posted 08-29-2010 01:49 AM

Nice looking crib! I’ve been working on one for about a month for my little boy but then he came and now it’s just sitting in the basement in pieces! I really like how the Java stain turned out on the poplar. I used the GF Java on soft maple and didn’t have very good luck. Great project man!

-- Cheyenne - Nashville,TN

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#10 posted 08-29-2010 04:48 AM

Very nice work! Big ike likey so little ikey will likey too :)

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#11 posted 08-29-2010 04:49 AM

Very nice work! Big ike likey so little ikey will likey too :)

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#12 posted 08-29-2010 04:50 AM

Very nice work! Big ike likey so little ikey will likey too :)

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#13 posted 12-16-2014 11:48 PM

Nice work Spencer.

-- Gary, Florida

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