Heirloom Crib

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Project by Tim posted 06-30-2007 03:12 PM 2559 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This has got to be the most popular crib plan on the market!! Everybody that I know that has built a crib has built this one. Pretty easy project from Rockler. Well if you know how to read. I miss read/didn’t pay attention to the leg dimensions and they wound up being an INCH wider than the plan called for. I have no idea how that happened but I didn’t catch it till after the hardware hole had been drilled in the center. So ripping an inch off really wasn’t an option. The end result is that the front and back gates are a half an inch further apart which actually worked out perfect since my wife made the crib bumpers and that fills in the gap. I was initially worried about the baby slipping down into the wider gap but not anymore. Anyway I need to pay more attention to the plans and what I actually have cut. Ya know….Measure Twice!!!

On the inlays…I didn’t go with the plans for a pyramid. Instead I just cut out squares of Lace wood. Call me lazy but I like the end result.

-- Measure twice!!

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#1 posted 06-30-2007 03:21 PM

Very nice Tim. The lacewood looks great.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#2 posted 06-30-2007 03:34 PM

Great crib. Love the details.

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

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#3 posted 06-30-2007 05:26 PM

WONDERFUL crib, great inlays. It is a great end result Tim!

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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Bob Babcock

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#4 posted 06-30-2007 06:20 PM

Beautiful work…very nice. Definitely a piece the grandkids, grandkids could be sleeping in someday.

-- Bob

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#5 posted 06-30-2007 11:28 PM

Wow! That is a great looking crib.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#6 posted 06-30-2007 11:39 PM

nice work

-- Phil, Chattanooga,TN

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#7 posted 07-01-2007 02:25 AM

Great looking Crib. Nice job. I like the lacewood inlays.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#8 posted 07-04-2007 02:50 AM

Your Mom and Dad are proud of your work! And we look forward to seeing that grandbaby in it.

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