Oak Baby Crib

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Project by Randy Sharp posted 11-01-2013 08:28 PM 5281 views 9 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This crib was built for our second grandchild, a boy. The plans were taken from an original creation by fellow Lumberjock, Jeff Wenz. This is the second “Wenzer” I have built.

The material used is oak given to me by a local sawmill as a gift, so the only costs involved was a bit of hardware and the mattress frame. With Jeff’s great plans, this bed transitions into a toddler bed or full-size bed.

I have built many projects, but this is one of the most rewarding and time consuming to date. From start to finish was about six weeks.

For good measure, the last photo shows the changing table we built. It used basic dresser construction techniques and was completed in a weekend.

-- Randy, Tupelo, MS ~ A man who honors his wife will have children who honor their father.

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#1 posted 11-01-2013 09:47 PM

Very nicely done!

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#2 posted 11-01-2013 10:07 PM

Best looking crib I have ever seen! Bravo!

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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#3 posted 11-02-2013 01:16 AM


-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! SteveW

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#4 posted 11-02-2013 01:53 AM

Beautiful! Proud of you, bro.

“Wenzer”, that’s funny!

-Jeff “Wenzer” Wenzel

-- Jeff, North Carolina

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#5 posted 11-02-2013 11:36 AM

Wow…never seen this design before. Really caught my eye on the project page – had to comment.

The arched top is awesome. The thickness of the front and side rails makes it look handmade.

Nice project, both of you!

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#6 posted 11-03-2013 04:26 AM

Love the built-up curved back!

-- Sorry the reply is so long. I didn't have time to write a short reply.

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#7 posted 11-05-2013 04:54 PM

Fine looking crib! Great design and execution. It will be a great family heirloom for sure. Excellent job!

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#8 posted 06-03-2014 04:41 AM

Wow! I am speechless and hope to be able to create something of this magnitude some day.

-- Boilermaker By Trade, Woodworker By Love.

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#9 posted 07-27-2014 12:59 AM

This is beautiful!

-- D & K Bownds, Texas

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