|Project by Randy Sharp||posted 04-16-2014 03:18 PM||3030 views||15 times favorited||9 comments|
This transitional crib was built with and for a friend who just welcomed his fourth child. It was his first experience in woodworking.
For this project, we adapted the original style created by Lumberjock Jeff Wenz. In our model, we forewent the signature arched headboard for a more traditional look.
The crib is solid oak, with a dark walnut stain and four coats of polyurethane. This project took approximately 40 labor hours, with much of the time spent in teaching woodworking tools and skills.
The scissor mechanism for raising and lowering the mattress was also hand-crafted in the shop. All hardware materials and turned feet are standard stock and available at Lowe’s. The mattress frame is very reasonably priced and available at www.productsamerica.com.
In the third and fourth photo, you can see the scissor assembly and how the crib looks in “toddler bed” mode (before lowering). The headboard and footboard are designed to transition into a full-size bed frame.
In photos 5 and 6, you see the happy father and newest woodworker!
This is my third Wenzer crib build.
Thanks for looking!
-- Randy, Tupelo, MS ~ A man who honors his wife will have children who honor their father.