3-in-1 Crib/Bed #1: Design Process

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Blog entry by MDRoehl posted 12-04-2009 08:32 AM 2366 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Here is the pciture that my wife and I picked for the starting point for the design for the crib.

What do you think?

Here is a few versions of the headboard. Votes on which one you would use. I believe that I will be making it out of Cherry with maple accents.

It will be shaker style with an applied trim molding which I think will be maple. Picture below.

The slats in the front may be flat and ~ 1-1/2” wide and possibly maple as well, but I don’t know if that will be too much contrast to the cherry. Any ideas?

-- Sawdust in my veins--

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Tim Dahn

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#1 posted 12-04-2009 01:50 PM

#1 is ok, i’m drawn to #2, 3 looks too busy. You might try to finish a couple pieces of maple and cherry and see how they look together. For even more of a contrast, you could consider walnut slats.

-- Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgement.

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Scott Bryan

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#2 posted 12-04-2009 01:55 PM

I am with Tim on this one. Either #1 or #2 look fine to me but #2 would be the one I would design if I were doing the build. As far as the contrast goes, maple and cherry is my favorite combination so I think it would be just fine to have a cherry frame and maple slats.

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#3 posted 12-04-2009 06:19 PM

I love this crib! I vote for #2 also.

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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