Baby Bed (BlackJack Oak)

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Project by YBNORMAL posted 09-30-2011 05:52 PM 4403 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

To make sure everyone understands this was a CO-Project with my Sawmilling partner. So I can only take credit for half of this project. This was a project of necessity, A friend’s daughter became pregnant and asked politely (DEMANDED) we build her a heirloom quality baby bed. Well being the procrastinators we normally are, we waited till the last couple of months to start, and were suitably chastised by the whole female clan. Everything seems to have turned out ok, and the female natives are appeased. This is a plan from Homes and Gardens wood magazine, so not an original design. This is wood that was sawn on our sawmill, Dried in our solar Kiln, prepared on our planer and jointer, A real project from stump to bedroom. This is a great plan, when the baby is older it converts to a youth bed and then a full size bed.

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#1 posted 09-30-2011 06:19 PM

Great looking bed, I am sure the newborn will fell very safe in it. I really envy you on the ability to create from stump to finished project, keep it up!!!!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#2 posted 10-01-2011 03:29 AM

I don,t think I’ve ever seen Blackjack used to build furniture. I like it. Did you stain it or what did you do to finish it? The one pic looks a lot darker. Great job on the build!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#3 posted 10-01-2011 05:29 AM

Not everyone will saw Black Jack Oak, but i think it’s great, Yes we did stain it with a light fruitwood stain, The oak is naturally dark and full of great streaks of color, It’s hard to see in the pictures but the grain is outstanding.

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#4 posted 10-02-2011 10:38 AM

Very nice work.

-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia

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#5 posted 02-06-2012 08:52 PM

Very Very nice. Where did you get your springs for the mattress?

-- Tom, Meridian Idaho

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#6 posted 02-07-2012 02:39 AM

This is a plan from was from woodplans online, below is where it sources the parts we used,, comes in kit form, works just fine.


SourceHardware kit. ‹-20 connector bolts 4‡” long (12), and 2” long (8); bolt caps (8); cross dowels (12); ‹” hexhead bolts fi” long (4); ‹-20 threaded inserts (18); mattress support.USA kit no. HWK895, $38; Canada kit no. HWK895C, $49. (Difference due to mattress support code requirements.) Shipping costs vary based on your location. Call Products America at 800/205-9642, or go to Due to volatile commodity prices and shipping costs, prices listed are good until December 31, 2006. After this date, please call for a current price. Shipping charge will be quoted at time of order.

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#7 posted 02-07-2012 03:53 PM

Thanks for the Info.

-- Tom, Meridian Idaho

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