Addison's Crib #1: Deciding on materials and design

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Blog entry by Weatherman posted 10-30-2012 04:30 PM 1062 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Like many other young woodworkers on here, I decided my first big project would be for my real first big “project”. I started doing woodworking with my grandfather when I was about 5. He would help me use the scroll saw and band saw as I was standing on a stool to be tall enough to see. My first project was a little step stool that I still have to this day.

When we found out we were expecting, I told my wife that I wanted to build the crib. She has been real supportive. We looked at a bunch of designs and plans. She picked the one from wood magazine, as long as I made some changes.

I decided on cherry for the wood. I’ve always loved the look of deep, aged cherry. She wanted a flat headboard instead of the rounded one in the plan. She also wanted slats on all 4 sides instead of the plywood sides in the plan.

Minus a few cutting boards and some shop equipment, this is my first furniture build. Hopefully the little bugger will appreciate it :)

Starting with a few boards


Finally got everything milled down. Milled down some poplar while I was at it.


-- Brian

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