Cherry and Walnut Crib

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Project by Patrick Jaromin posted 02-19-2009 02:18 PM 3384 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It’s finally done! Here’s the crib I built for my third child, second son, Nathan. It’s been getting more and more difficult to find shop time these days, which is why he’s getting his crib after his 3 mos. “birthday”.

This is my second Heirloom Crib from the Wood plans. I really like these cribs and using commercial plans simplify the process—which is especially helpful when time’s so limited. I often wonder just how many of these have been built—we could probably find a few dozen of them here at LJ alone.

I made a few modifications so that it would better match the dresser I designed and built for him.

If you’re interested, I've blogged about the build here at LJs.

Here’s the matching dresser’s project page:

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Thanks for looking!

-- Patrick, Chicago, IL

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#1 posted 02-19-2009 02:32 PM

Great job. I’ve always wanted to build one when my girls were newborns. That is a lot of work. I admire you. My expirence with the mechanism and hardware is that it is expensive, is that still the case?

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#2 posted 02-19-2009 03:13 PM

The hardware cost $115 + for my address the “special shipping” was only $20. Also, unlike the last time we purchased the hardware kit, this package includes a printout of the plans from the original Wood magazine article. I already had the plans, but if you don’t, there’s no need to spend the $15 to purchase them separately.

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-- Patrick, Chicago, IL

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#3 posted 02-19-2009 04:11 PM

Beautiful job, Patrick!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#4 posted 02-19-2009 05:01 PM

Really nice work! I’ve built this crib (with modifications) along with changing table and dresser for my grandchildren but haven’t posted them yet….......

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#5 posted 02-19-2009 05:15 PM

Nice crib Pat, Nathan should get plenty of quality rest in his new crib and whats that about shop time…LOL thanks for posting Blckcherry.

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#6 posted 02-19-2009 07:59 PM

Nice looking crib.

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#7 posted 02-19-2009 08:12 PM

Great Lookin Crib

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#8 posted 02-19-2009 09:50 PM

nice crib,and great work.

-- Work is my road to knowledge,Curiosity is my fellow traveler. El trabajo es mi camino al conocimiento, la curiosidad es mi compañero de viaje. Héctor

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