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Forum topic by BrantlyJ posted 01-28-2010 07:52 PM 1124 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-28-2010 07:52 PM

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 01-29-2010 09:17 PM

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 01-30-2010 02:39 AM

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!

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#3 posted 01-31-2010 05:57 AM

No plans, but just wanted to say congratulations!

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#5 posted 01-31-2010 05:03 PM

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 01-31-2010 05:51 PM

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.

-- M.K.

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#7 posted 01-31-2010 07:11 PM

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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