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Project by Randy Sharp posted 04-17-2012 08:28 PM 3620 views 11 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This crib was built for our first grandchild, a girl due in May. The plans were taken from an original creation by fellow Lumberjock, Jeff Wenz. My daughter looked at literally hundreds of pictures before finding Jeff’s post. She loved it immediately.

Jeff was gracious enough to send me his sketches and construction photos, along with taking my numerous phone calls and emails about particulars. Thank you, Jeff!!

I also want to give a shout-out to David Drummond for his willingness to share his personal experiences as a result of building this project as well. David talked me into building the matching dresser too.

My variation from Jeff’s plans was the large headboard arch. I could not re-saw thin strips well enough for laminations, so I gave up before losing too much money in lumber. Instead, I laminated 3/4” stock and cut the arch with end grain showing on top. It turned out much better than I expected.

And, I was able to use the waste on another project, thus my overall loss was very minimal.

I also want to thank my neighbor, Bill. He is a master craftsman who offered his advice and expertise on much of the construction phase. We have become great friends as a result.

Thanks for looking!

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





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DS

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#1 posted 04-17-2012 08:39 PM

Very impessive. You did a fine job.
It almost looks like you could convert this to a full size bed later as the child grows.
Someone should make something like that…

-- "Hard work is not defined by the difficulty of the task as much as a person's desire to perform it.", DS251

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#2 posted 04-17-2012 08:44 PM

You are correct and I failed to mention that. Thanks for pointing it out the transition part of the project.

The footboard can be removed to create a toddler/day bed.

Later on, the sides can be removed and the headboard and footboard create a full-sized bed.

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

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#3 posted 04-17-2012 09:07 PM

Beautiful job on that crib!!!!!!!!!!!.............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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bruc101

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#4 posted 04-17-2012 11:23 PM

I’d say you’re putting a spoiling on that new grand already and sure she’ll get a whole lot more spoiling from you.
Beautiful job, bet her first baby will enjoy it also. Heirloom is getting a good start.

-- Bruce http://plans.sawmillvalley.org http://www.sawmillgirls.com

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webbtoyota

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#5 posted 04-18-2012 12:05 AM

Great job!!

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Kelen

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#6 posted 04-18-2012 12:47 AM

Very beautiful crib!

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tdude30

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#7 posted 04-18-2012 01:18 AM

Wow, Great work. Congratulations on the grandchild. Thanks for sharing

-- Newbie woodworker

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#8 posted 04-18-2012 01:39 AM

That looks great, congratulations grandpa.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#9 posted 04-18-2012 01:45 AM

Super job Randy. My wife and I just got word our first grandchild is due this fall. Right away when she saw this, she asked when I was going to start one for us. That’s a high compliment-for you and Jeff Lentz too! Beautifully designed and no doubt constructed with great care. Congratulations! I predict many toy projects coming out of your shop in coming years!

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#10 posted 04-18-2012 02:49 AM

Great Lookin Crib

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#11 posted 04-25-2012 07:44 PM

Very nice Randy! I’m glad it turned out.

-- Jeff, North Carolina

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#12 posted 06-19-2012 01:05 AM

Too cool… This is such a wonderful site. I am glad that you got them both knocked out. Looks great!

-- "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do... Explore, Dream, Discover” Mark Twain

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#13 posted 01-06-2013 11:38 PM

Very beautiful crib.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#14 posted 01-07-2013 08:37 PM

Very impressive crib.

-- Todd, Ohio

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#15 posted 03-29-2013 03:05 AM

Randy,

I love the crib, so much so that I am going to make it myself. You said you had some plans and sketches that you received from others. Do you still have those sketches and plans? Pretty much anything will help, since right now I am trying to figure it out from your pictures. Please message me if you are able to help out at all. Thanks.

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