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Project by kalapolo posted 1177 days ago 1086 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Our second big project together. It is made of Pecan with the accent pieces made from Bocote. It doesn’t transform into a toddler bed or anything, but there are three height adjustments for the mattress. I did a lot of research into the government regulations for cribs to make sure it met all the specs. It is solid as a rock, and extremely heavy to boot! Completed March 2010. Comments appreciated.





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brianinpa

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#1 posted 1177 days ago

What do you mean it doesn’t convert into a toddlers bed? When the kid is too big for the crib, put some new end pieces on the side rails, and you have a head board and foot board: presto chango!

Looks great.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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woodworm

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#2 posted 1177 days ago

Very nicely done!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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ShopTinker

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#3 posted 1177 days ago

Very sharp, that’s a good looking crib.

-- Dan - Valparaiso, Indiana, "A smart man changes his mind, a fool never does."

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riverb

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#4 posted 1176 days ago

very nice. i am about to start one as well. any advice

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wseand

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#5 posted 1176 days ago

Great looking crib, the Pecan looks beautiful. I bet that thing weighs a ton, Pecan is heavy.

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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#6 posted 962 days ago

Awesome job!

My wife and I are expecting our first in Feb. I really want to build a crib but I’m having the hardest time finding plans of one I like. Is there any way you could email the plans for this crib, or tell me where you got them? From what I have read, cribs with sliding rails are not safe and have been outlawed…. that is what I like about your crib. I use to work construction but this will be my first “finish work” woodworking project, so any help or advice you could send my way would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks a lot!

-- Alan -- IA.

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