Walnut Mini Crib

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Project by McAndy posted 02-03-2015 12:29 PM 1252 views 6 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first big project. I built it for my fourth daughter. It is a mini crib which fits a 24” x 38” mattress. I used black walnut and dowel joinery. I finished it with “Special Linseed Oil” from Earth Paint. It took a ridiculous amount of time. I learned more about wood working and patience in the last 7 months then the previous 34 years. I learned that wood glue dries really fast when you have 24 dowels that have to all go together at the same time. I might try my hand at mortise and tenon joints next time. The pictures don’t do the wood justice. Bad lighting. Comments are welcome. Thanks for looking.

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#1 posted 02-03-2015 12:50 PM

It looks fantastic. Well done! I hope to be up to the task when it comes time for my kids.

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#2 posted 02-03-2015 02:16 PM

Beautiful crib.
FOUR DAUGHTERS??? Oh you poor, poor man. You dont stand a chance in that house :-)

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#3 posted 02-03-2015 04:04 PM

Beautiful! I’m going to favorite this for future reference. Is that 4/4 walnut?

Nice work.

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#4 posted 02-03-2015 09:20 PM

Very impressive sir. I was too nervous to do the crib for my daughter. Maybe the next child.

-- Phillip- Measure twice, cut onc.... Hey look, it's rustic.

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#5 posted 02-04-2015 01:46 AM

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#6 posted 02-05-2015 01:34 AM

Thanks guys. And yes it is 4/4 walnut.

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#7 posted 02-17-2015 12:04 PM

Love it

-- Grant...."GO BUCKEYES"

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