Mission-style Crib

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Project by RoadKing598 posted 09-07-2010 02:40 PM 2586 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This was my first real wood-working project and it turned out better than expected.

The crib is made from white oak with some purple heart accents on the side. There are also purple heart plugs to cover the hardware that holds the crib together but they have been removed for safety. The crib can be disassembled and the front and back can serve as headboard/footboard for a full-size bed. The finish is a blonde shellac (3 coats) and paste wax on top. I chose edible finishes because I knew it was going to get chewed on.

It was a fun project; took much longer than expected but was ready for our boy just in the nick of time.

The only downside is that now that I have proven to the wife I can make something useful in the shop, the list became much longer! ;)

-- Eric, Central Wisconsin, Bring on the knowledge!

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#1 posted 09-07-2010 02:44 PM

Nice looking crib.

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#2 posted 09-07-2010 03:15 PM

Great looking crib.
Just think of all the new tools you will need also to complete those projects…lol

-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.

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#3 posted 09-08-2010 01:13 AM

Beautiful craftsmanship! I love mission!

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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#4 posted 09-08-2010 02:33 AM

Nice looking crib. You’ll get many more years of enjoyment with the convertible option!

-- Cheyenne - Nashville,TN

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#5 posted 09-08-2010 02:44 PM

Good looking crib. Very nicely done. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#6 posted 02-14-2011 04:36 PM

What kind of hardware did you use? Was it the premade stuff from Rockler and the like, or something you came up with on your own?

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#7 posted 02-15-2011 02:50 PM

Thanks for the vote of confidence, but I used hardware I purchased online. Here’s a link to a similar product from Rockler that I could locate easily.

I think the hardware has served me well on this project, but I would love to hear any ideas anyone has on how they might approach this project to make it easy to assemble/disassemble.

-- Eric, Central Wisconsin, Bring on the knowledge!

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