Convertible crib/toddler bed/double bed

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Project by Huds posted 01-02-2014 05:33 PM 2082 views 3 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

Our son was born September 2012 and rather than buy a crib I wanted to make one. This is modeled on the widely available plan published by WOOD magazine. All hard maple with shop made quarter round and modified bullnose trim out of left over Brazilian teak flooring. I did the vertical stiles differently than in the plan, running a longitudinal groove in the upper and lower rails into which I placed a dental strip, thereby creating mortises for the stiles. In the plan they also used a lot of hardware through the legs that I didn’t like, preferring to conceal the joinery. As a crib, the sides are attached with pocket screws. When it turns into a full bed, the bed rails will sit further out on the legs compared to where the crib sides attach, thereby covering the lower pocket screw holes. The only visible holes I’ll have to fill or conceal are the upper pocket screw holes from the crib sides. I finished this piece with a wash coat of shellac to had a slight yellow hue in order to match a maple dresser we did buy, and because I was top coating with General Finishes High Performance water based in satin. I rubbed it out with furniture wax to finish it off.

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