2-in-1 Crib/Bed

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Project by horky posted 11-03-2014 02:25 PM 3084 views 18 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Many thanks to several Lumberjocks for inspiring me to pull this together.

Materials: Jatoba and Walnut
Finish: Natural Danish Oil/Poly top coat
Knock down hardware to hold the sides in so can be replace with longer bed rails to convert to full size bed
Adjustable height mattress frame, purchase from a US base manufacturer.
Weighs in right at 190#’s so it won’t be moving when the little one decides to start jumping.
Construction: mortises and loose tenons … lots and lots and lots of them. Bent wood lamination for the curved top side rails.

All ready for our next grandchild.
Thanks for looking.

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#1 posted 11-03-2014 02:30 PM

Beatiful. Great idea and nice job. Congratulations for the next grandchilds.

-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work) (Bandera, Argentina)

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#2 posted 11-03-2014 03:11 PM


-- Jeff, North Carolina

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#3 posted 11-03-2014 03:16 PM

That is an absolutely gorgeous crib. I love the design.

I do not have any grandchildren yet but my daughters have put me on notice that when it happens that they want me to build their cribs. This one is going into the saved file.

-- Grant...."GO BUCKEYES"

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#4 posted 11-03-2014 03:40 PM

Beautiful work, both design and execution. Pleasing combination of shapes and curves. Great that it can be converted to full size bed. I’ve heard that children can continue to grow. I see that piece going from crib to bed to crib many times. Well done.

-- Rod - Oregon

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#5 posted 11-03-2014 03:45 PM

Beautiful design and excellent craftsmanship.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#6 posted 11-03-2014 05:17 PM

Durable and beautiful too boot!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#7 posted 11-03-2014 08:50 PM

Gorgeous! As infants my children slept in a cradle that my grandfather built. When they have children I hope to build them beds as nice as this one.

-- Mike Funke

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#8 posted 11-04-2014 02:56 AM

Very nice work. The design is outstanding. Your family will enjoy this for many years to come.

-- Jim, Indiana

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#9 posted 11-04-2014 12:45 PM

That crib design is awesome! I have never seen one I like better. Beautiful work!

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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#10 posted 12-26-2014 01:58 PM

A beautiful build and an elegant family air loom.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#11 posted 03-05-2015 11:59 PM

Wow! This is amazing! Did you work from any plans?

-- Jantri Knob

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#12 posted 05-05-2015 09:42 PM

WOW what a crib….. Big thumbs UP!!!!!!!!!!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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