3 in 1 bed

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Project by molan posted 06-08-2012 03:19 AM 2913 views 4 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When I found out my wife was pregnant I decided I wanted to build all of the furniture for our baby. This is the biggest single project I have done to date. It is a 3 in 1 crib bed that can grow with the baby. it starts off as a crib, turns into a toddler bed by changing the foot board and then converts into a double bed.

The project is made using Maple with Black Walnut for some trim pieces and to add some visual interest. I finished it with a water base clear coat polyurethane. It turned out very nice I think, especially for being my first project on a scale anything close to this.

The last picture is the betd 3 yrs later in the final double bed stage. By daughter continues to enjoy this project every night… Well the nights we can get her to stay in her own room anyway

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#1 posted 06-08-2012 01:10 PM

Great looking piece. I am hoping to build something like this one day. May I ask if you used any specific plans? If so where did you acquire them? I think being able to grow with the child is a great idea.

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#2 posted 06-08-2012 02:06 PM

Very very nice looking crib, sturdy & well finished!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#3 posted 06-08-2012 03:46 PM

I did use a plan, I got it from wood magazine. They had a hardware kit I ordered as well with all of the hardware needed (-minus the wood and the mattress) here is the link to the plan

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#4 posted 06-08-2012 09:05 PM

Milan first congrats on the new tyke coming along and the crib looks great! I bought the same plans for the bun in the oven, what did you think of them?

-- Michael,

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#5 posted 06-08-2012 09:28 PM

I liked the plans they were easy to follow and turned out well, the only thing I would change if possible is the way the knock down hardware works, the pins are very tricky to line up so that you can get the bolts in, especially since you can’t see them, but once you get it together it is very solid

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#6 posted 06-08-2012 11:45 PM

Nice job. Looks like you plan on keeping that baby a long time, planing ahead like that.

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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#7 posted 06-09-2012 01:31 AM

Man that is sweet! I love multipurpose/multifunction works. Your looks to be well constructed and a pleasure to view. You can tackle anything now.

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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#8 posted 06-09-2012 02:59 AM

Very nicely done. You should be proud of the job you did on your crib. I did a 4 in 1 crib for my first granddaughter a few years ago. It is pictured in my projects and I did a blog on how I built the crib.

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#9 posted 07-17-2012 01:57 AM

You did a fantastic job!

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#10 posted 07-17-2012 02:08 AM

Very nice work and to plan ahead is just plain smart!

-- $tudie

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#11 posted 08-20-2012 12:40 AM

Great job man!

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#12 posted 08-20-2012 12:48 AM

Thanks! You back in town again?

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#13 posted 08-20-2012 07:13 PM

Just got back saturday… Great trip!

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