|Project by Jake||posted 02-12-2015 08:54 AM||2806 views||13 times favorited||33 comments|
My first child is expected to join us in around the middle of March. So obviously I had to go on and make the crib myself. There was no way i was buying a cheap particleboard bed and the ones I liked in the shops cost in excess of 800€.
So I looked at a design I liked and with the help of the lovely LJ’s on the furniture makers forum hammered out my own version of it. It’s pretty simple, frame and panel ends, M&T joinery for the rails and slats. (44 mortises drilled out and then hand chopped and fitted). 8 screws and inset nuts are used to put the whole bed together and additional 4screws and inset nuts to hold up the mattress frame.
Finished size is for the bed is roughly 62” x 32” X 35” (LxDxH) and it fits a standard mattress of 70×140cm (roughly 27”x55”) All the material used is European white oak, except for where the horizontal rails connect to the bed ends, I used 4 pieces of maple for that, I thought that the bed needed some contrast.
Finished with 3 coats of amber shellac, which made the grain pop beautifully, the pics really don’t do it justice, I am well beyond excited about the end result. In addition, I finished it 5 weeks before our expected due date, so it has enough time to air out and settle in for our little princess!
Thanks for looking!
PS! Powertools used were a TS, Jigsaw, drill and a ROS.
A BS, thicknesser and a jointer would have made this process a whole lot quicker but I don’t have them. :)
-- Measure twice, cut once, cut again for good measure.