3 in 1 Bed

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Project by Roger posted 336 days ago 2259 views 9 times favorited 62 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I can finally post this as a finished project. Thnx for all who has been waiting at the edges of your seats for the past,.....ummmmmmmmm…. well, I won’t say how long, ya’ll already know lol. Anyway, From the plans out of Wood Magazine, with a few of my own changes, out of solid Walnut 100%, here’s my version of the 3 in 1 crib/todler/full size to be bed. The Walnut came from a farm right here in southern Kentucky from a friend who sold his farm and needed to get rid of some of his hardwood. This has been in his barn for over 25 years, and it is nice. Pics don’t do it justice. I’ll leave you with thnx for checkin in. You know I appreciate any comments, good/bad/ugly. I’ll take em all. Oh, I almost forgot, it’s finished with BLO, then 3 weeks later, 3 top coats of General Arm-R-Seal. Wow, what a nice satin finish this has. Thnx again for any and all looks.

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

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#1 posted 336 days ago

Very nice work Roger! a truly beautiful job!

-- Gary - Carson City, NV - "Every man looks upon his wood pile with a sort of affection." — Henry David Thoreau

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#2 posted 336 days ago

Congratulations on a job well done and in finishing the job while the little one can still use it! A family heirloom has been born. You daughter will be thrilled.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#3 posted 336 days ago

Excellent! An outstanding piece that will last for generations!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#4 posted 336 days ago

Very nice! I do like the lower luster sheen as opposed to high gloss. Well done…and Made In America! :)


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#5 posted 336 days ago

Wow Roger this looks like it is worth the wait. I notice you avoided the drop gate controversy by fixing the front. I also note that the vertical slats are set into a channell on the top and bottom rails, how are they affixed to keep them from sliding laterally?

-- Greg, No. Cal.

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#6 posted 336 days ago

Excellent work Roger….. You’ve crafted a beautiful piece of furniture !

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#7 posted 336 days ago

Whatever you do. DO NOT SHOW THIS TO WIFE.
Great work my friend.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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#8 posted 336 days ago

Roger, I’m afraid there’s one of these in my future too, I’ll be happy if it’s anywhere close to the quality of yours!
The finish is perfect for walnut.

-- Smitty

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-- Izzy Swan - A Creative Thinkers approach to Woodworking

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#10 posted 336 days ago

That has been quite a long journey but the result is a beautiful and well made heirloom .
Like the fact that you where able to obtain local grown walnut which makes the bed even more special .

-- Kiefer 松

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#11 posted 336 days ago

I just can’t see why you couldn’t make it convert into a King size bed. Excellent piece of furniture… and like someone said above…. a family heirloom has been born.

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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#12 posted 336 days ago

Very unique bed Roger. Beautiful job on the rails. Now you need a matching dresser.

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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#13 posted 336 days ago

Nice one Roger.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#14 posted 336 days ago

Great Lookin Job

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#15 posted 336 days ago

Great job. Love the design and multi functions of the bed.

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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