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Project by john81 posted 04-28-2011 05:52 PM 1137 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was the first “big” project I had done. It was made in the spring of 2008 for our first child. This was a project from WOOD Magazine that I had been waiting to build from the first time I had seen it. It turned out great, but was a lot of work since there are so many individual pieces and dozens of assemblies in the process. It was a great skill builder, especially getting a big education in bent wood via glue lamination. The first pic is the assembled crib, the second is of the toddler bed that she is now in at 3 years. The 3rd pic is the second crib I made for my second daughter this last Christmas. The cribs will eventually convert to a twin size bed when they are old enough.





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Moose82

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#1 posted 04-28-2011 07:32 PM

They look great. Very nice!!!!!

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#2 posted 04-29-2011 01:11 AM

Very nice!

I’ve seen this and other similar cribs mentioned numerous times lately. Can anyone provide information on which issues of Wood this was in, or reference elsewhere for a similar project?

I’ve got about 7 months to build something similar for my first because I’ve really liked all the examples shown here lately.

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Mojo1

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#3 posted 04-29-2011 01:35 AM

jschmitz , here is a link to the plans, http://www.woodstore.net/3bedforallag.html

I too made this crib but mine is not as nice as the above.

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john81

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#4 posted 04-29-2011 03:50 AM

Mojo thanks for the compliment, I bet yours is pretty nice too though. Like any of us I bet I could list a few dozen defects in the cribs. ;-)

jschmitz the wood issue is #173 November 2006 pg 44. The instructions are really quite good even for a newbie like myself. I would highly recommend getting going especially early because as it gets close to baby time you will lose precious build time. Also pay close attention to the leg assemblies and make sure to plan the hole locations precisely. The bent rail top is not as tough as it looks really.

Good luck!

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