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Nora's Crib

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Project by Gwhiz posted 03-21-2017 12:57 PM 827 views 2 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So… a bit over a year ago, my daughter asked me to build a crib for my soon-to-be 1st granddaughter. Of course I immediately said ‘Sure!’. And then she sent me a picture—-can you build this one? “Ummmm…sure.” The curves added some challenges (bent lamination), and it needed to be able to come apart as they’re still renters and in moving mode, so knockdown fasteners were in order.

Also designed a scissors style framework to allow the height to be adjusted.

This crib—built with MDF instead of my solid wood build—was available online for $1,500. I spent less. ;-)

The biggest challenge, tho’, was not damaging the finish with tears as she insisted on covering up the beautiful maple crib with white paint. Sprayed latex and a few coats of CAB Acrylic Lacquer for durability.





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#1 posted 03-21-2017 01:38 PM

beautiful

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#2 posted 03-21-2017 02:49 PM

Very nicely done.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#3 posted 03-21-2017 04:58 PM

Nice job, that should stay in the family for years to come.

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#4 posted 03-21-2017 07:38 PM

I love it, I’m in the planing stages for my daughter in laws first child. She picked out a similar crib picture. I’ve never done bent lamination so my question is how much memory to account for when bending?
Thank you

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#5 posted 03-21-2017 07:55 PM

I know that scenario. Whish we talked about the paint before I made it! That is a great project. Looks great.

-- Petey

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#6 posted 03-21-2017 11:15 PM



I love it, I m in the planing stages for my daughter in laws first child. She picked out a similar crib picture. I ve never done bent lamination so my question is how much memory to account for when bending?
Thank you

- Don Hacker


I didn’t have much springback, maybe 3/8” on the long lamination on the back-but it really depends on the wood, how thin you slice it and the glue that’s used. Also, in this design the curved parts are fastened to parts that have the curve cut, so the laminated parts are forced to behave.

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#7 posted 03-21-2017 11:52 PM

wonderful job!

-- Greg Simon

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#8 posted 03-22-2017 12:45 AM

Beautiful. One on the nicest I’ve seen so far. I would love to see some build pics if you have them.

-- AJ, Long Island. New York

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#9 posted 03-22-2017 04:14 AM

Very Nice!

-- Robbie, Wett Woods China

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#10 posted 03-22-2017 11:34 AM



Beautiful. One on the nicest I ve seen so far. I would love to see some build pics if you have them.

- AJ1104

Unfortunately, I was on a deadline that couldn’t be ‘pushed’ and didn’t take the time to take build pics.

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#11 posted 03-22-2017 11:37 AM

This is so beautiful and done with a lot of tender loving care. It’s a wonderful project.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#12 posted 03-22-2017 12:02 PM



Unfortunately, I was on a deadline that couldn t be ‘pushed’ and didn t take the time to take build pics.

- Gwhiz

I see what you did there. ;-)

Congratulations! Our daughter was the first grandkid on both sides and she was ridiculously spoiled. We didn’t have to buy clothes for her until she was 3. That being said, she never got anything this nice. How did you design/carve the tree? By hand? CNC or something?

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#13 posted 03-22-2017 05:17 PM

I Have a Carvewright CNC…

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#14 posted 07-18-2017 11:34 AM

Looks great! Pity about the teary finish. What did you use for fasteners?

-- Ken, Little Rock

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#15 posted 07-18-2017 02:07 PM



Looks great! Pity about the teary finish. What did you use for fasteners?

- Kenped86


Thanks! No fasteners in the individual parts—mortise & tenon hold the rails and stiles together. The sides are fastened to the front and back with Connector bolts and Cross Dowels so it can be knocked down.

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