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3-in-1 Bed Plan

Item #: 46418
$12.95
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Overview

Like a best friend, this bed grows up with your child. Starting as a crib for a newborn, this "Sleep System" easily changes into a bed for a toddler, and then into a full bed, serving a child well past adolescence. Simple decorative connector bolts and concealed cross dowels make these quick changes possible. Build all the parts now and be years ahead, or choose any one of the three beds to meet current needs. Materials not included.

Technical Details:
  • Complete step-by-step instructions.
  • Full-color exploded drawings and photographs.
  • Includes complete materials lists and cut lists.
  • Plenty of tips and tricks from the pros to make your project a success.
  • Completed project dimensions:
    Crib: 57" wide x 32" deep x 44" high
    Toddler Bed: 57" wide x 32" deep x 43" high
    Full Bed: 57" wide x 83" deep x 43" high

Tech Spec

Manufacturer Part Number MD-00524
Weight (lbs) 0.2600
Topic Bed

What's included:


(1) 3-in-1 Bed Plan

Note: If you intend to build this project for use by children, please make sure you follow current governmental safety guidelines for the country, state or jurisdiction in which you live. For the USA, current guidelines can be found at the Consumer Product Safety Commission website: http://www.cpsc.gov/ While efforts are made to design this plan to safety guidelines, no guarantee is made that this plan is current with the particular regulations or guidelines of your governmental jurisdiction.

Reviews

Customer Reviews

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Built one from Walnut

Jeff in VT Posted January 18, 2014
I have completed this crib in Walnut for my granddaughter. This is my second crib, as I also build the "Heirloom" drop side crib about 9 years ago. It was challenging, but went well except for one design feature. It was difficult to position the cross dowels for the connector bolts that hold the crib together. (I used slats all around instead of the plywood side panels.) The side slats prevented the dowels from being placed as far into the rails as I would have liked. I had one bolt blow through the ply surface in one spot and had to shorten the bolt. I do like the design. After the cross dowels were in place with the bolts, I used hot melt glue to keep them from falling out. I had not worked in walnut before, but that was enjoyable as well.

Poorly desgined use of cross dowels

Byron Posted April 8, 2014
I was going to give this plan four stars, only reducing my rating because a few steps are poorly described and there is no tool list. However, the entire design relies on attaching the end panels / bed rails to the headboard and footboard with cross - dowels. The length of the bolts (4.75") and the depth of the cross dowel hole (~3") are such that drilling precision must be within 1 degree in both axes, which is impossible to do with a handheld drill even with a drill press made drill guide. Even if you did manage to get everything perfectly aligned, actually holding everything still enough to get the bolts started in the cross dowels is a major pain. After 6 plus hours attempted to test assemble before finishing, I am now giving up on the cross dowels and re-engineering the attachment method to use something else. For this reason I cannot recommend this plan unless you modify it from the start.

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