First project, new crib

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Project by derosa posted 08-23-2010 12:17 AM 1708 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was my first woodworking project, I have been collecting the occassional tool for the last 3-4 years and the high price of cheap cribs gave me the impetus to try it. The plans for it came from Rockler with some slight modification. I didn’t like the spindles all around and decided solid ends were better. The piece is made of purpleheart and cherry, originally it was to all be cherry but I accidently broke 3 of the 4 end dividers trying to fit it together and had a piece of purpleheart laying around to try, I had picked it up for 10.00 because it looked cool, turns out it was just the right size.
You can see some of the work area in the second pic, my shop space is about 10’x18’ and 6.5’ high so the table saw takes up most of the space. Tools are what I could get when and the middle clamps are my favorite design though heavy, they’re about 100 years old and a gift from a friend.
The side pic shows how I worked the purpleheart into the spindles, I tried to use curly or figured pieces of cherry and spent a good deal of time making sure each spindle was glued up to show off the most interesting looking pattern possible. The pics don’t pick up the center panel of the ends very well but they were taken from a single piece of the most interesting looking cherry I’ve ever seen.
To go with it the room has been redone as well, new wiring, walls, flooring, ceiling and paint job all of which has kept me busy.

-- --Rev. Russ in NY-- A posse ad esse

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#1 posted 08-23-2010 07:39 AM

looks mighty good to me. nice job

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#2 posted 08-23-2010 11:14 AM

Firstly – Welcome to Lj’s
That is a lovely looking crib

-- Theresa,

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#3 posted 08-23-2010 08:08 PM

Great looking crib!

-- Mason

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#4 posted 09-01-2010 09:03 AM

That’s a really good looking crib I like to mix wood types it always adds to the interest you did a good job
Thanks for sharing

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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