Baby Crib

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Project by CastleOfCheese posted 10-26-2016 07:00 PM 915 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife and I were expecting a baby girl in mid October, so a few months ago I got started on building a crib for her. The first step was to do some poking around online to get an idea of exactly how I wanted to go about building it. In doing so, I stumbled across Matt Cermona’s walnut and maple crib, which I think served as my primary inspiration. There are a number of differences, but most notably, his used tapered spindles. His spindles looked great, but I possess neither the equipment nor the knowledge to make them, so I opted for slats haha.

The sides lock into the front and back via bed brackets and there are spring loaded safety latches to prevent a rambunctious child from accidentally knocking anything loose. Also, I built a changing station the rests across the top rails and can be stashed underneath the crib when not in use.

Anyway, I hope you guys like it. I’m pretty pleased with how it turned out and I’m hoping that I’ll someday see my grandkids sleeping in it.

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#1 posted 10-26-2016 07:04 PM

Wow, that looks great! and congratulations on the baby girl!

-- Lalen, Texas. "If it looks straight, it is straight" Jimmy Diresta

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#2 posted 10-26-2016 11:12 PM

That is great! I wish I had your skill -

-- Mat

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#3 posted 10-27-2016 05:14 AM

I like those stripes on boards. Congrats on new born baby.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 10-27-2016 11:56 AM

Looks great. Love the stripes. Congrats on the new baby!

-- Bert, Lake City, FL

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#5 posted 10-27-2016 02:30 PM

”I’m pretty pleased with how it turned out and I’m hoping that I’ll someday see my grandkids sleeping in it.” – CastleOfCheese

As you should be … and I’m sure you will! Great job! The changing station is a nice touch. Congratulations, Dad!

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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#6 posted 10-27-2016 02:32 PM

beautiful piece

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#7 posted 10-27-2016 07:43 PM

Changing table is a great idea. Fine job. Very nice.

-- I measured once, cut twice, and its still too short...

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#8 posted 11-01-2016 12:44 PM

The crib looks great, but I gotta tell you that the fourth picture is by far my favorite. Congratulations on the new baby.

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