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I was short on funds and was about to have a son. I was able to get some big pallets used to ship large generators for cell phone towers. I looked through magazines and catalogs until I decided on this design. I liked the look, but every one I had seen was made so cheap and out of thin wood to be so expensive. I got the metal spring frame that holds the mattress and built the crib around that. I like the rustic look with the knots and stains from the nails. My boy uses the back of it as a head board.

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Nice job with the reclaimed wood.

Kids = short on funds. One in college, one in grad school….they're not getting any cheaper. lol!
 

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Great job. I wanted to build my children a crib but never was brave enough. Lots of slats and lot of time. Where did you find the spring frame?
 

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You'd never know that this was a "short on funds crib made from pallets". Ha. Beautiful !!!!
And as a headboard - awesome.
 

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Very nice use of re-claimed wood. I have used pallets in the past myself for projects.
 

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Hi all, Thanks for the kind remarks.
I got the original mattress frame from a friend. I have made a few more cribs for customers and I just built a wood frame that consisted of oak with a piece of oak plywood rabbited into the frame to hide the edges. Kind of like a shelf with the front and back boards long enough to mount to each end of the crib. Hope this helps I am horrible at explaining things. I need to take pics next time I build one. Hope I do have to build another one- it's been a while since I've sold one. I've seen crib parts offered at Rockler. Kind of expensive to me though.
 

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Great crib and recycled lumber to boot.

Great job.
 

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I just love seeing what you fellow LJ's do with reclaimed lumber. There's just so much still usable wood that goes to the landfill anymore. These frames and crib are a tribute to just that.
 

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Great and global too. Nice job.
 

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wow now thats a definate bargain! love the rustic look to it!
 

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Looks great. i'm planing to build one. baby on the way. i do have a supply of pallets as i work for ups freight.
i live 10 miles west of florence s.c.
 

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Thank you. I'm 132 miles west of Florence near Aiken.

Congrats on the baby.
 

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Congratulations on both jobs (crib and son). Good job.
Kimball
 
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