|Project by Gwhiz||posted 03-21-2017 12:57 PM||566 views||2 times favorited||13 comments|
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.