Maple 3-in-1 Crib

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Project by JasonK posted 03-31-2009 02:52 PM 16718 views 19 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is the crib I build for my son who is due next week. It is based on the plan from Wood Magazine with a few small changes. Most notably, I used solid maple for the legs instead of the laminated legs that the plans called for. The top rails are all birds-eye maple. Thanks to my LJ buddy Patrick Jaromin for his input. This is the largest project to come out of my workshop yet and, I must say, I’m rather proud of how well it turned out!

The Las Vegas theme in the pictures above the crib are only temporary until the baby arrives!

-- Measure once; Cut Twice, Three Times, Four Times...

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#1 posted 03-31-2009 03:08 PM

Great looking crib! You should be proud of a job will done. Enjoyed seeing the pictures of a work in progress. Thanks for posting

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#2 posted 03-31-2009 03:19 PM

That looks awesome, Jason. I can’t imagine how proud you’ll be when you see your little boy sleeping in that crib. You’ve got some long nights ahead of you, but I guarantee they’ll be the most rewarding of your life!

-- The secret to getting ahead is getting started.

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#3 posted 03-31-2009 04:51 PM

Great job Jason. Very nice work.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#4 posted 03-31-2009 07:06 PM

Very nice crib Jason,great work!

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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#5 posted 03-31-2009 08:02 PM

Great job, Jason!

I’m building the same crib for my grandson, due around May 1. All of the construction is finished and I’m working on the finish now.

-- John, co-owner Sawdust 'n Stitches

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#6 posted 04-01-2009 03:49 PM

Nice job Jason. We had our first child 16 months ago and before hand I build a changing table and bookshelf. You tackle the ultimate project for a new arrival. I plan on making her a big girls bed when she’s ready.

I love the choice mix of colors in your project. Great job and enjoy that little one.

-- Matt, Arizona

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#7 posted 04-01-2009 06:37 PM

What a wonderful job Jason, Great job! I have been looking at building one of these cribs as my wife and I are expecting in about 7 months. I was wondering If anyone one would be able to scan and email a copy of the plans. I looked into ordering a copy of the magazine but it takes like 8 weeks for them to ship to canada.
Could anyone help me out?

-- People who say it cannot be done should not interup those who are doing it

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#8 posted 04-01-2009 06:50 PM

A digital download of these plans can be found here.

-- Measure once; Cut Twice, Three Times, Four Times...

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#9 posted 04-24-2009 03:55 AM

First, I have to say, that’s a fantastic looking crib. Great work!

My sister-in-law is early in her second trimester and I’ve floated the idea of making them a crib. This would be far and away the most complex project I’ve worked on to date, but I’d love to be able to build them something that will last and didn’t come from a ‘big box’. Hopefully someone can answer a few questions about this build that will help me decide if I can tackle this project.

1. What level would you rate this project on a scale of 1 to 10. One being never held a saw, ten being Norm.
2. Any “must have” tools or jigs for this project? I’ve got a little Shopmaster table saw, a jigsaw, a chop saw, and I’ll be purchasing a router shortly.
3. How long did this take to build?
4. Any estimate on cost of materials? I’m guessing I’d build it out of Oak? I don’t have a jointer or thickness planer, so I’d be relying on a lumber supplier to get dimensioned lumber.
5. Looks like the height of the mattress is adjustable. Can someone confirm that?

I know that’s a lot of questions, but I’d really appreciate any advice. Thanks!


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#10 posted 02-19-2010 10:41 PM

Fantastic looking crib for you new son… and belated congrats on the new addition to your family…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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#11 posted 04-08-2011 09:09 AM

i have the same plans, i try to build

-- Sorry I do not speak English very well, nor write, but I learn

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#12 posted 10-14-2013 04:14 PM

Jason, that crib really came out well! I like the contrast in the wood you used!

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