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Red Oak Crib #2: Completed Crib

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Blog entry by Ehren posted 835 days ago 3294 reads 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I finally completed the Crib, have it assembled and it is in use.

I got a couple questions about the mounting hard ware. The side pannels are removeable. They are supported by Mortise and tennon joints and a screw from the side pannel will lock into a threaded insert along the corner posts. I wanted to conceal as much hardware as I could, and the open part on the side pannels will be capped.

The matress frame attaches directly to the corner posts to threaded inserts at four different levels as he grows.

The finished project. Feel free to let me know of any feedback or areas of improvement.

I’ll get some teething rails on it soon before he chews his way out of it.



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MJCD

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#1 posted 834 days ago

Ehren:

The quality, fit & finish show through on this. You’ve added wonderful accent point – the curved back, the molding along the top edge: nice work! I hope you have ‘signed’ this in some way – my guess is 100 years from now someone will be using this.
MJCD

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gfadvm

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#2 posted 834 days ago

You did a great job on this crib and the recipient looks very happy with your efforts. I’m still laughing about the chewing his way out comment.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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mloy365

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#3 posted 834 days ago

Exactly what MJCD said. What a nice job!

Mike

-- Mike - Northern Upper Michigan

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Ehren

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#4 posted 834 days ago

Thanks for the feedback, I appreciate the comments. It was a fun project and most importantly I learned a lot from my mistakes along the way.

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