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Project by jksmith69 posted 06-23-2011 07:30 PM 1514 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This bed, made mostly of poplar, took me 3 to 4 months from start to finish. I didn’t use any plans, I just thought it up as I went by trial and error. My manager helped me make the hinges from metal plates and skateboard bearings. The tongue and groove joints we done with my cheap 10” table saw. I learned a lot of little things to do, and not to do with this project. It was a very important project for me because it was for my youngest daughter. Since then, it was my nephew’s first bed, so I’m hoping it becomes a family heirloom that gets passed down over the years for those who need it.

-- "Give me wood..... And I will play with it!"





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Gary

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#1 posted 06-23-2011 08:24 PM

Beautiful job. That will be a real prized posession in the family for generations

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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jksmith69

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#2 posted 06-23-2011 08:30 PM

Thank you, I really hope so.

-- "Give me wood..... And I will play with it!"

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Randy Sharp

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#3 posted 06-23-2011 08:31 PM

Jonathan,

The poplar turned out to be a very nice finish. Beautiful work!

I like your design too. The curved, bottom arch on the ends give it the classic “rocker” affect. Good thinking on the design…

I like your idea of plugging the screw holes flush, rather than the button plugs some plans call for. I just finished cosntruction of a cradle as well (last night), and will incorporate your method of covering the screw pockets.

Thanks for sharing!

-- Randy, Tupelo, MS ~ A man who honors his wife will have children who honor their father.

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terry603

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#4 posted 06-23-2011 08:41 PM

that should be around the famliy for a long time to come. nice work

-- may not always be right,but,never in doubt.

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auggy53

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#5 posted 06-24-2011 03:46 AM

very nice piece

-- rick

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Ken90712

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#6 posted 06-24-2011 10:53 AM

Well done, one to be proud of for sure,

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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jksmith69

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#7 posted 06-24-2011 01:43 PM

Thank you…

-- "Give me wood..... And I will play with it!"

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Randolph Torres

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#8 posted 12-03-2011 07:24 PM

? Is the rocking design like a chair glider.

-- another tip from cooperedpatterns

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jksmith69

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#9 posted 12-03-2011 09:00 PM

It’s kind of like a glider, but the angles are different. This just glides back and forth more than rocks like a rocker.

-- "Give me wood..... And I will play with it!"

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Mattyb22

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#10 posted 12-13-2011 02:33 PM

What a beautiful crib Jon! You have an amazing natural eye for design!

-- Matt, Boca Raton, Florida, "I excel at making sawdust!"

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