Baby Furniture #4: Ready for hardware

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Blog entry by Kevin posted 07-07-2008 03:08 AM 1207 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well, I think we have everything ready for the hardware. Unfortunately, I changed my mind on the type of hardware I was going to use at the last second. Ordered some completely hidden hardware for the front gate and it won’t make it here until Monday, after the long weekend. Next time I really need to get my hardware here earlier.

We have everything cut and dry fitted. All sanded and ready to be put together. I think we are going to get as much of the finishing done prior to assembly as possible. Anyone have any suggestions on that?

Finishing will consist of a few coats of water based poly and then some paste wax. Sound good?

Frame dry fit.

Slat installation.

-- Kevin, Wichita, Kansas

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#1 posted 07-07-2008 03:19 AM

Nice looking job.

Anything I make for a baby/small child, I just use water based poly. I figure it will be “gnawed” on. I wouldn’t want any petroleum products being ingested.

Just my 2 cents.


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 07-07-2008 04:31 AM

Shellac is worth consideration for anything infant/toddler. I am building a cradle right now, and will be finishing with shellac:

Shellac is edible and it is used as a glazing agent on pills and candies.

Plus it dries super fast, meaning you can do the whole finish in a day.


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