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Wenzer-style transitional crib

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Project by Randy Sharp posted 04-16-2014 03:18 PM 1899 views 12 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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.





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helluvawreck

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#1 posted 04-16-2014 03:36 PM

This is a very impressive piece. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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jeff_wenz

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#2 posted 04-16-2014 04:43 PM

Very nice. The straight top looks nice, too.

-- Jeff, North Carolina

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PaulDoug

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#3 posted 04-16-2014 04:49 PM

I’d agree, very impressive. And welcome to the new woodworker. Hope to see more project for him in the future.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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nuttree

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#4 posted 04-16-2014 05:55 PM

Well done, sir. Very professional work.

-- I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in. -John Muir

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iamcliff

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#5 posted 04-16-2014 11:43 PM

Very nice work.

-- Chris, http://www.youtube.com/CMRwoodworks , FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/cmrwoodworks1 , Proverbs 16:9

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ShawnBernard

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#6 posted 04-17-2014 12:10 PM

This is a thing of beauty. Excellent work! Love the colour.

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jtrill

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#7 posted 04-17-2014 04:54 PM

Very nice looking crib. I built one for my son before he was born. It is of great pleasure to build something that will last generations. Welcome to the new woodworker.

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oklahomaben

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#8 posted 04-18-2014 02:02 AM

Nice! Work!!!! Where do I sign up for classes?

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KBownds

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#9 posted 07-27-2014 01:13 AM

I love this style of crib.

-- D & K Bownds, Texas

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