Toddler Bed

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Project by jimp posted 2369 days ago 1662 views 2 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the first piece of furniture that I have made, since high school. I made the toddler bed for my two year old son. The wood is walnut and the finish is 3 or 4 coats of a simple wipe-on poly.

I made this bed, while we still lived in Cincinnati, OH. This bed was made while I was taking a woodworking course at the local tech school, Great Oaks through their “Adult and Continuing Education” program. It was a great class and the instructor was very helpful. I would recommend this class to anyone in the greater Cincinnati area who doesn’t have access to a shop or anyone who is new to woodworking or needs a refresher course.

-- - Jim, Carroll, OH

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#1 posted 2369 days ago

Looks great! I like the finish.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 2369 days ago

Nice looking bed. Your son will be proud for many years to come.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#3 posted 2369 days ago

From the looks of this bed you better keep doing wood working. You made a beautiful bed for your boy. I made a bedroom set for my daughter 16 years ago and now one of her kids uses it today.


-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#4 posted 2369 days ago

Great looking bed jimp

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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#5 posted 2369 days ago

Really nice. The finish is nice, the bed is sturdy looking – should be around for quite some time.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#6 posted 2369 days ago

Very nice, I bet you have a happy toddler.

-- Grant...."GO BUCKEYES"

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#7 posted 2369 days ago


This is a very nice bed and it looks very well built. I am sure that its construction should survive all the abuse a two year old can throw at it. Walnut is such a beautiful wood with which to work. Your finish looks good.

Thanks for sharing.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#8 posted 2369 days ago

Jim, I am about to start on one for me grandaughter, the design is almost identical. Nice job on the construction.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#9 posted 2369 days ago

Looks great, Jim. My first thought, however, was about my 2-year old who’s still happily in her crib. ..and how much longer I have to work on finishing my shop before I have to build her something similar.

My second thought was how it’s gonna feel to see it covered with stickers like I did to my childhood bed! :)

I really like the walnut. Thanks for sharing!

-- Patrick, Chicago, IL

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#10 posted 2368 days ago

Good job. That is a fine looking bed a kid (and a builder) can be proud of.

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#11 posted 2368 days ago

Very nice toddler bed! I’m gonna have to build one of those pretty soon!

-- Robb

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#12 posted 2334 days ago

Nice looking bed. You did a great job on it. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#13 posted 2256 days ago

Nice looking bed.

-- jeanmarc manosque france

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#14 posted 2256 days ago

that is one nice bed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#15 posted 2255 days ago

I would like to thank everyone for their cared words. So far, the bed is holding up well to our 2 year old and he hasn’t covered it with stickers!!!

-- - Jim, Carroll, OH

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