4 In 1 Crib

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Project by ND2ELK posted 07-30-2010 02:07 PM 5856 views 27 times favorited 42 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the 4 in 1 crib I built for my granddaughter Haidyn Reese, born on June 30. The crib can be converted to a toddler bed, day bed and full size bed. It is all made out of solid cherry. It is finished with 2 coats of Charles Neils Pre Color Conditioner, 2 coats of Zar Oil Based Wood Stain – Rosewood, 3 coats of General Arm R Seal Satin Urethane and 2 coats of paste wax applied with #0000 steel wool. I did a blog series on how I built the crib if you care to look. In that series are all my shop drawings and cutting lists. I will be putting these papers in the bottom of the dresser that goes along with the crib. That way other generations down the road can see them.

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#1 posted 07-30-2010 02:15 PM

Great project Tom.
Great idea too it will be enjoyed for a long time.
Great Grandpa too building that with love for your grand daughter hope she enjoys it very much.
You’re a fine woodworker.
Thanks for posting.

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#2 posted 07-30-2010 02:16 PM

Excellent job and what a great great idea to build the bed to grow with the child. My hat is off to you sir.

-- In the end it is more about the memories we make than the pieces we build.

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Jim Jakosh

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#3 posted 07-30-2010 02:19 PM

Great design and workmanship on that 4 in1 crib. I love the looks of it and the functionality. Start advertizing them to the people who bought those dangerous cribs made in China!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#4 posted 07-30-2010 02:21 PM

Awesome job. That will be one that will be handed down for generations. I just finished one myself for a friend of mine. But i have to admit I do like yours better.

-- Measure once, then twice and cut only after you made sure your good. John Paul

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#5 posted 07-30-2010 02:23 PM

First off congratulations on a beautiful heart felt family heirloom you have there. To me this is what it is all about….

Secondly I really like the idea of leaving the plans with it. That is going to be worth so much to your family long after we are all gone. That is one outstanding idea that I most definitely plan on copying down the line.

Thanks for sharing!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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edgar wheeler

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#6 posted 07-30-2010 02:36 PM

good job.that is good work.

-- edgar ava missouri

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#7 posted 07-30-2010 02:57 PM

congratulations tom .

this came out beautiful !

and the build
is an inspiration to us all .

have a safe and enjoyable
first visit with hayden and family !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Will Stokes

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#8 posted 07-30-2010 03:18 PM

Wonderful job. I really enjoyed going back and looking at your blog entires. I have yet to do bent laminations but all your detailed instructions and photos really help me understand the process so much more. Thanks!

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#9 posted 07-30-2010 03:27 PM

Well done Tom!

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#10 posted 07-30-2010 03:49 PM

This is such a clever design and well fabricated. Your granddaughter is going to cherish and use this for many, many years! Now, how’s the rest of the family going to feel about not having one? ;)

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#11 posted 07-30-2010 04:00 PM


How lucky is your grandaughter to have a grandpa that loves her so much to make this beautiful bed. This is one gorgous piece of furniture.

Thanks for sharing,

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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Les Hastings

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#12 posted 07-30-2010 04:10 PM

Awesome crib Tom! Fantastic workmanship. You Grand Daughter is a very lucky girl to have such a great Grandpa!

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

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#13 posted 07-30-2010 04:11 PM

superb, very nice idea, Very impressive design

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#14 posted 07-30-2010 04:22 PM

Congrats Tom,Thats a nice job.

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#15 posted 07-30-2010 04:55 PM

Great work!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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