Walnut Crib

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Project by TheMyth posted 02-09-2017 05:06 PM 1466 views 7 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made this for my newborn son about a year and a half ago, thought would share. This was my biggest project so far, the design is my own but got a lot of inspiration from here and other sites.

It’s all black walnut, most 4/4 with 5/4 for the legs, with a custom system to raise and lower the bed platform. The legs and styles are using 1” to 1 1/2” mortise and tenon joints, and the individual bars uses domino style loose tenons (routed mortises and made the loose tenons from walnut scraps from the project). I also used bent lamination for the curved molding.

It can be transformed into a full size single bed in the future, and I may build a front panel for a toddler bed if time allows.

For the finish, I did one coating of Zinsser sanding sealer, followed by a few coating of Old Masters Woodgrain Filler mixed with dark walnut oil stain, applying sanding sealer between each coats. This gives the wood a very smooth finish at touch, while making the grains popping out very nicely. The top coat is a sprayed on gloss lacquer.

Thanks for looking !

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#1 posted 02-09-2017 05:22 PM

Wow ! That is beautiful. You did a fantastic job!

-- K. Stone “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ― Benjamin Franklin

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#2 posted 02-09-2017 07:41 PM

well for your first post not bad at all,why you been hiding all this time.glad you came out and will look for more-in the near future right?very nice work and welcome.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#3 posted 02-09-2017 10:21 PM

This crib is such a nice piece and the craftsmanship is outstanding.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#4 posted 02-10-2017 04:04 PM

beautiful great work

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#5 posted 02-10-2017 08:35 PM

That is beautiful! Can I ask how long it took to build?

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#6 posted 02-11-2017 01:30 AM

Beautiful Heirloom.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#7 posted 02-11-2017 08:34 PM

Thanks DanHigham, The build took me around 2 months working some weekends and some evenings, with a big sprint as the deadline approached :)

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