Beetle Kill Pine Toddler Bed Live Edge

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Project by RockyBlue posted 06-17-2012 04:41 AM 2813 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This bed was inspired by LJ SawDustnSplinters toddler bed. I built this for my son, as he is too big for a crib, but too small for a twin bed. It holds a standard 28×52 crib mattress. The mattress sits directly on the floor, so if he rolls out he won’t fall far. The top rails are 2” thick with bark still tightly attached. All other rails are 1.75” thick and the posts are 4×4 about 30” tall. T&G panels fit inside dado’d rails on top and sides. Finish is Watco Danish oil.
He likes the bed, sleeps all night and stays in there, so my wife and I are happy too.

-- I haven't had this much fun since hogs ate my little brother.

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#1 posted 06-17-2012 04:48 AM

as always you have built a beautiful bed, with superior materials, but i do have an suggestion for this one, it being a toddler bed, i think the foot board should be much lower, as one, i think the child will want to be able to see out in front of him, and second i think if the bed is facing the bedroom door or put in the room so as the parent can not see there child, i dont think it wise to have it that high…but its just my opinion…as does not reflect upon the beauty of the bed, its a great build, but with a few concerns…whatever they may be worth to you…grizz

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Monte Pittman

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#2 posted 06-17-2012 10:35 AM

Awesome. Gives possibilities of shelving on foot board. Heck, you could put a climbing wall on that.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 06-18-2012 09:15 PM

I like the high foot board. Like Monte said. Great for possible shelves and can you imagine how handy it will be when making a sheet and blanket fort?

-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien

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