|Project by CinciNick||posted 03-20-2016 02:17 PM||974 views||1 time favorited||8 comments|
So nine months ago I found out we would be having our first child and immediately I made up my mind that I wanted to build the crib. So I set out to try and find some plans that the wife would like. However, after showing her a few examples I decided to just build one on my own. She wanted a beadboard back, so I drew up a few rough sketches and got measurements of the mattress we were going to use to get a rough idea on the size that I needed.
After doing multiple hours of research on all of the federal regulations involving crib safety I set out to the local hardware store to get the lumber. She wanted to paint the wood black, i convinced her to stain it so the grain would still show through. I decided on just using poplar wood as the ebony stain would make using a better looking wood obsolete in my opinion. After pulling the straightest pieces of poplar I could find (very hard work I might say especially at a big box store) I headed home to start working.
The whole process was done in my free time over the past 5 months, working on it an hour or so at a time. I used my Kreg Jig for the joinery, even on the slats! Everything was made with simple hand tools and a mitre saw as my “woodshop” consists of a dim back corner of my basement haha.
Birth (BOTH, Freudian slip I guess haha) of us were extremely happy with the turn out and I think it fits the room nicely!
-- Nick ~ Indiana/Ohio