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Blog series by Andrew updated 08-03-2012 12:28 PM 3 parts 2650 reads 2 comments total

Part 1: Planning

08-02-2012 12:48 PM by Andrew | 0 comments »

I have already started to make a crib for my soon to be here son. I started with a sketchup drawing of what the crib would look like and to help me visualize what I would need to do. Also, it was to show my wife the design for approval before going forward. I read a few articles before starting the design since cribs have had quite a few recalls. I found some aspects that were important: Spacing of no more than 2 1/2 inches between the bars Keeping the mattress close to the side rai...

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Part 2: Progress

08-02-2012 12:56 PM by Andrew | 0 comments »

The crib is almost done, and has been for awhile. I started work on the crib before joining lumberjocks. I have one more coat of finish to apply to the side rails. I ended up using a 1/4” roundover router bit for most of the edges. I’m not sure how my joinery will hold up. I am not setup to do mortise and tenons yet, and used glue and biscuits for the head and foot board. I think having the large ash boards running horizontally will keep everything stable. We will see how it ho...

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Part 3: Finsihed!

08-03-2012 12:28 PM by Andrew | 2 comments »

Applied the last coat of finish last night and installed the side rails today. Went together pretty good, a little tight on the hardware, though. I will be making a taller side rail later on when my son gets bigger. Pleased with the results overall.

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