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Project by Drew - Rock-n H Woodshop posted 10-22-2012 05:14 AM 2263 views 2 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a build that I did for a friend of my wife who was having twins at the time. She asked me to build her a changing table on commission, but after many years of attempting to have a baby with IVF medical help, I told her that if she got pregnant my wife and I would GIVE her a crib as a present. So that is what I did. On the last two months of the pregnancy when I knew for sure that she would have her long awaited newborns I completed her crib. The changing table commission paid for the build, which I finished a month before hand. The crib, which is my first ever sleigh style crib, is made from Red Oak and breaks down into four parts just like a crib you get from the store. It will also convert to a full size bed when needed. The changing table is made also from RO and is dovetailed with adjustable shelving in the storage area. The family was so very grateful and they look very beautiful in their new nursery. Plus, she wants a second crib so when the twins move around more they won’t wake one another. That is my spring project since it must be done by July.

-- Drew -- "I cut it twice and it's still too short!"- Rock-n H Woodshop - Moore, OK

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#1 posted 10-22-2012 05:20 AM

Graet job and a nice story to go with it. Maybe you could add a pic with twins sleeping in there new bed. Thanks for the post

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#2 posted 10-22-2012 06:18 AM

Very nice job, great story behind it.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 10-22-2012 12:12 PM

Well done Drew!. You do good work.

-- It's when they don't show their prices that you know they may be trying to rip you off.

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#4 posted 10-22-2012 12:16 PM

Nice looking design, looks comfy and the roundded over edges & smooth curves of the crib make it more user friendly esp for young children/baby. Excellent work Drew!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#5 posted 10-22-2012 01:36 PM

Beautiful crib.

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#6 posted 10-22-2012 01:54 PM

Thank you all

-- Drew -- "I cut it twice and it's still too short!"- Rock-n H Woodshop - Moore, OK

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#7 posted 10-22-2012 02:37 PM

Well done Drew! Love your work! Looks like it will last a lifetime!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#8 posted 10-22-2012 02:59 PM

Very nice, I am sure they will become cherished pieces in their family for generations to come.

-- "It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so." - Mark Twain

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#9 posted 10-22-2012 04:20 PM

They look like they will survive alot of kids …well, done and your craftsmanship shows.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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#10 posted 10-22-2012 08:24 PM

Drew, very nice job, this will serve many happy moments for many babys to come.

-- What we do in life will Echo through Eternity........

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#11 posted 10-22-2012 09:34 PM

The projects you did are matchless. Extraordinary design of the crib. Keep us posted with your forthcoming outputs.

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#12 posted 02-27-2013 08:18 AM

This is a great design. My wife and I are looking for designs from the Internet, and yours just fits what we are looking for. The drawers seem to have ample storage for two and just within reach in case my wife needs to hold the baby while reaching for some item at the bottom drawer. I will have to get our local carpenter to build the same and probably add another set of three drawers on the right-hand side. I would like to have more storage for the baby items so that it doesn’t look cluttered in the baby room. It may be a little costly and not cheap as expected, but it will be worth it.

-- Eric Bosloor :

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#13 posted 02-27-2013 04:26 PM

Wonderful pieces. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#14 posted 03-05-2013 06:00 PM

Thanks Eric!!! I am glad I could help with your design choices. To be honest, it was picked out by the customer and I modified the changing table to somewhat match the crib legs. I am most proud of this set. Had a few hiccups every now and then but once fixed, the pieces came out perfect. I love them and so did the customer.

Thanks Charles, I learned a few things during this build. They will be applied on the next crib I have to build for her.

Fishinbo: Thanks for the comments, sorry it took so long to answer. My plate has been quite full. I will be posting soon on the second crib to match the first. Glad I saved the templates for the legs on the first build.

-- Drew -- "I cut it twice and it's still too short!"- Rock-n H Woodshop - Moore, OK

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