Another Crib

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Project by dbkmd posted 10-01-2007 08:43 AM 1660 views 3 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Baby Vivian has finally arrived! I got the crib finished just in the nick of time. My daughter chose Black Walnut with Maple accents for this one. The finish is 4+ coats of outdoor water-based Polyurethane. My hardware kit was a perfect fit, too. I got wiser this time and ordered my kit from the folks at August Home. They’re the ones that market the plans so I didn’t have to “adapt” anything. Thanks for looking, hope you enjoy it. David

-- David

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#1 posted 10-01-2007 09:42 AM

David. OUTSTANDING. Only one problem. Vivian is going to be SPOILED. This is probably the most beautiful crib I’ve ever seen. God Bless her.

-- I love the smell of sawdust in the morning....

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#2 posted 10-01-2007 02:57 PM

What a beautiful crib! This should be in the family for a long time.

-- Spread love with our work

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#3 posted 10-01-2007 02:58 PM

how beautiful .. the contrasts of wood really adds to the beauty. NICE

Happy Birthday Vivian.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#4 posted 10-01-2007 04:53 PM

I agree with WoodRat – the baby is going to be spoiled! Really nice crib!

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#5 posted 10-01-2007 06:25 PM

The only thing more beautiful than the crib will be the occupant.

-- Common sense is so rare anymore when you do see it, it looks like pure genius.

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#6 posted 10-01-2007 07:27 PM

That is a superb job. Best crib I can recall seeing posted.

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

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#7 posted 10-01-2007 10:15 PM

A beautiful crib. A great job.

-- 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 10-01-2007 10:24 PM

In agreement with my fellow posters, this is a beautiful piece. I see from your previous projects that is is at least the second crib you have built. Having never built a crib, I understand that there are some safety issues which must be taken into consideration.

Can you shed some light on some of these concerns. Is there any guidelines available as to best practices, things to look out for, etc.

-- Bob

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Dan'um Style

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#9 posted 10-01-2007 10:45 PM

nice job. maple and walnut choice is great.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#10 posted 10-01-2007 10:49 PM

Real nice project and a great idea to order the hardware from the designer. You probably did save a lot of headaches by doing just that. What surprises me though is that you’re so proud to show us your wonderful crib and not the even more wonderful baby Vivian?

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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#11 posted 10-08-2007 09:19 PM

Beautiful job on the baby cribs! I live about two hours from Des Moines, IA, which is where August Home is located. I’ve been to the Woodsmith store in Des Moines, also owned by August Home. I’ll have to see about making a trip up there to pick up some of the baby crib hardware. My oldest son is getting married next month. I’m currently making him and his fiance a queen sized mission style bed. They have stated that as soon as they are married they plan on trying to have children. Perhaps I’ll be making a beautiful piece like this sometime soon.

-- Owen Johnson - aka IowaWoodcrafter

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#12 posted 10-09-2007 12:50 PM

That is a great looking crib. The colors and accents are eye catching. But honestly David, I can’t believe Vivian wasn’t in it when you took the pictures! Welcome her to the world for us please :)

-- I've cut that board three times and it's still too short!

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#13 posted 10-11-2007 01:01 AM

Great crib! The contrast is outstanding!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#14 posted 04-26-2008 12:38 AM

I like the contrast of the wood colors.

-- Michael, Fort Worth, TX. "I wood if I could!"

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Paul D

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#15 posted 04-26-2008 02:51 AM

David, your crib is fantastic! Great job!

-- Paul D - Lawrenceville, Georgia

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