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1541 days ago

So we just found out that my Wife is pregnant. I would like to make some furnitre for the baby. I’m thinking changing table/dresser, crib and a rocking chair.

I’d rather not design anything. Does anyone have plans they would be willing to share with me?


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#1 posted 1540 days ago

Alot of guys here (including myself) have used the plans from Wood Magazine. I have completed the crib, and I am currently working on the changing table. The plans are from the end of 2006 I believe, but I think you can get them from Wood’s website. I used the plans for dimensions and construction, as time and safety were a concern for me, but I altered the style significantly. You wouldn’t know it was from the plan it looks so much different, but the plans were priceless in helping me. Good luck its a fun project.

-- Nick, South Carolina,

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#2 posted 1540 days ago

I would recommend finding a crib plan that converts to a big/boy girl bed. The changing table can then be used as a dresser and you’ll get several more years out of your efforts. Congratulations and good luck!

-- You can't control the wind, but you can trim your sails

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#3 posted 1538 days ago

No plans, but just wanted to say congratulations!

-- John @

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-- Jerry Nettrour, San Antonio,

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#5 posted 1538 days ago

Congratulations on your upcoming new addition. Wood Magazine is great, but I also use plans from They have thousands of plans you can download and they are easy to follow. I’ve used their toy plans quite a bit. My father in-law just built a toy doll house.

MJ Woodworker
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#6 posted 1538 days ago

i’m sur you kow this already but if you build the furniture theres requirements on EVERYTHING (the slat spacing, the finish, height from mattress, etc) can easily find a website with all that info tho. KUDOS! I’m on the same boat…I have a boy due in april.

-- My purpose in life: Making sawdust

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#7 posted 1538 days ago

Congrats to you and mark, see what happens when you don’t stay in the woodshop? are you talking about a large rocker to use now or a little rocker for the baby later Don’t know how far advanced you are on woodworking, so there are a lot of sites for advanced and wood fumblers like me. dp

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