3 in 1 Maple Crib

  • Advertise with us
Project by danielV85 posted 06-28-2013 12:49 AM 2037 views 10 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We recently had our first little guy a few months back and this is the crib that I built for him. The crib is a 3 in 1 crib built from plans that I bought from Wood Magazine . The majority is solid maple, with maple plywood for the larger flat pieces. The plans were fairly simple to follow, but I customized some of the design such as making it a little lower to the ground (for my shorter wife) and taking the arch out of the headboard. The crib also converts to a toddler bed and then a full size bed as he grows. I’ll post those pictures when I actually have some free time!

I bought the hardware from Products America . The hardware fit perfectly if you’re thinking about using this design.

The last picture is a taper jig that I built, with a screw used to determine the angle. Simple but effective!

-- DanielV85

7 comments so far

View Sandra's profile


6323 posts in 1164 days

#1 posted 06-28-2013 01:52 AM

It looks fantastic! Well done.

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

View Jim Jakosh's profile

Jim Jakosh

14382 posts in 2194 days

#2 posted 06-28-2013 02:33 AM

Sweet crib, Well done!!

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

View jim1953's profile


2711 posts in 2931 days

#3 posted 06-28-2013 02:43 AM

Great Lookin Crib

-- Jim, Kentucky

View Ken90712's profile


16034 posts in 2277 days

#4 posted 06-28-2013 08:03 AM

This is a real beauty!!! Very well done….Congrats on the little guy as well.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

View Mark E.'s profile

Mark E.

387 posts in 2831 days

#5 posted 06-28-2013 11:47 AM

Beautiful work.

I made that same crib for my second Granddaughter a couple of years ago. I found the Wood magazine plans to be very well done and easy to follow.

-- Mark

View Fishinbo's profile


11362 posts in 1264 days

#6 posted 07-01-2013 03:18 PM

A great looking crib! Great design and execution, I’m sure it will last long to be enjoyed by the little guy. Great job!

View Roger's profile


17850 posts in 1893 days

#7 posted 08-18-2015 11:50 AM

A beautiful build in Maple. Congrats on your new baby as well.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics