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Project by Brian516 posted 11-08-2012 01:57 AM 1334 views 3 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After seeing so many of these crib/bed projects here, I decided I had to make my own version. The design is based mostly on the WOOD magazine plans, except I used Rockler’s Beadlock Pro system to attach all the vertical slats to the horizontal rails. For those of you that are not familiar, the Beadlock Pro system uses a jig to drill overlapping holes in both pieces being joined, and a router bit to cut the loose tenons. I also opted to fasten the sides to the front & back with pocket-hole screws instead of through bolts. I decided I’d rather see a few holes on the inside than have exposed hardware on the outside. Finish is General Finishes semi-gloss Arm-R-Seal.

I now have matching furniture in my son’s room, with the changing table I made here. Future projects include a matching end-table/nightstand and a single display shelf.

Thanks for looking! Comments & criticism welcome.

-- Brian





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#1 posted 11-08-2012 02:44 AM

Beautifully done!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#2 posted 11-09-2012 01:14 AM

Good looking crib Brian, and congratulations dad!

-- Greg, No. Cal.

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#3 posted 02-25-2013 05:32 PM

Looks great, and the words above almost made me cry. Fantastic.
I too an debating pocket hole screws. Originally thinking of M/T, but how to hide the mortises when it becomes a bed?

BTW…I’m sure you’ve seen it, but in case you haven’t, Rockler has a router bit to make your own Beadlock tenons instead of having to buy the (relatively expensive) beadlock tenons.

-- "It'll feel a lot better when it stops hurting."

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#4 posted 02-26-2013 02:48 AM

Very nice. Well done.

-- Todd, Ontario, CA

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