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Project by RKLeighton posted 04-26-2009 02:06 PM 1348 views 3 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is my version of a popular crib from Wood Magazine. Made from Quatersawn Cherry – no plywood in this one. Finished with 2 coats of watco danish oil, 3 coats of Arm-R-Seal, and 2 applications of finishing paste wax. All that’s needed is a sleepy head to fill it ( my wife is due in August with our first). Now time to get started on the matching dresser. Comments always welcome, both positive and negative. Thanks.

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#1 posted 04-26-2009 05:09 PM

Good job there’s nothing like making things for people you love.

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#2 posted 04-26-2009 08:57 PM

That’s a beautiful bed!

-- Scott

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#3 posted 04-26-2009 09:01 PM

great job.. love the finish.. i would do the changing table before the dresser..

-- It's not a sickness, i can stop buying tools anytime.

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#4 posted 04-27-2009 12:49 AM

thanks for the compliments. I was planning on making a changing table top for the dresser that could be removed and replaced with a normal top when it was time. I don’t think the room is big enough to support both a changing table and dresser, not to mention, with the rate I work, I don’t think I’m going to have enough time to complete them both.

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#5 posted 04-27-2009 04:50 AM

Wonderful. The cherry is beautiful. Did you dado the bottom rail for the slats?...spacers, maybe?

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