3 in 1 bed

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Project by molan posted 805 days ago 1821 views 4 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When I found out my wife was pregnant I decided I wanted to build all of the furniture for our baby. This is the biggest single project I have done to date. It is a 3 in 1 crib bed that can grow with the baby. it starts off as a crib, turns into a toddler bed by changing the foot board and then converts into a double bed.

The project is made using Maple with Black Walnut for some trim pieces and to add some visual interest. I finished it with a water base clear coat polyurethane. It turned out very nice I think, especially for being my first project on a scale anything close to this.

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#1 posted 804 days ago

Great looking piece. I am hoping to build something like this one day. May I ask if you used any specific plans? If so where did you acquire them? I think being able to grow with the child is a great idea.

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#2 posted 804 days ago

Very very nice looking crib, sturdy & well finished!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#3 posted 804 days ago

I did use a plan, I got it from wood magazine. They had a hardware kit I ordered as well with all of the hardware needed (-minus the wood and the mattress) here is the link to the plan

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#4 posted 804 days ago

Milan first congrats on the new tyke coming along and the crib looks great! I bought the same plans for the bun in the oven, what did you think of them?

-- Michael,

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#5 posted 804 days ago

I liked the plans they were easy to follow and turned out well, the only thing I would change if possible is the way the knock down hardware works, the pins are very tricky to line up so that you can get the bolts in, especially since you can’t see them, but once you get it together it is very solid

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#6 posted 804 days ago

Nice job. Looks like you plan on keeping that baby a long time, planing ahead like that.

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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#7 posted 804 days ago

Man that is sweet! I love multipurpose/multifunction works. Your looks to be well constructed and a pleasure to view. You can tackle anything now.

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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#8 posted 804 days ago

Very nicely done. You should be proud of the job you did on your crib. I did a 4 in 1 crib for my first granddaughter a few years ago. It is pictured in my projects and I did a blog on how I built the crib.

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#9 posted 766 days ago

You did a fantastic job!

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#10 posted 766 days ago

Very nice work and to plan ahead is just plain smart!

-- $tudie

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#11 posted 732 days ago

Great job man!

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#12 posted 732 days ago

Thanks! You back in town again?

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#13 posted 731 days ago

Just got back saturday… Great trip!

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