Maple Crib

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Project by Andrew R. posted 09-13-2010 03:58 AM 4067 views 4 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve been following this website for a couple of years now, but this is the first project I’ve felt warranted posting. My son was born 4 1/2 months ago, and I just finished his crib this morning. I based the design on some other cribs that I’ve seen posted here. I guess we’ll see how much he likes it tonight. Most of the joints are mortise and tenon (my first time making those), but I also used a little hardware so that it could disassemble to fit through doorways. The crib is all maple, and the rails are bird’s eye maple. I finished it with a food-grade “wood cream” made here in Bellingham, WA. It is designed for use on cutting boards and other kitchen utensils, but I figured my son would be chewing on the crib, so I better use a safe finish. I’m guessing I put about 120 hours into this project.

-- Andrew, Bellingham, WA

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#1 posted 09-13-2010 06:11 AM

Good looking crib Andrew! Thanks for posting your hours. I often wonder how long it takes some folks to do some of these projects. I’m working on a crib for my son that was born 3 weeks ago. I finished the build the day before he was born. Been trying to find time to stain it ever since. Hopefully I’ll have it up here soon. Congrats and nice build!

-- Cheyenne - Nashville,TN

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#2 posted 09-13-2010 07:05 AM

Very nicely done. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#3 posted 09-13-2010 10:45 AM

Beautiful job. I can’t wait to have a grandchild so I can build one for he or she.

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#4 posted 09-13-2010 02:25 PM

Great job!! Thanks for posting. Congrats!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#5 posted 09-13-2010 09:28 PM

Well done!
Looks very solid and I think your son is asking for a hammer! :)

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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#6 posted 09-18-2010 05:53 AM

Nice man, it looks great and congratulations!

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#7 posted 03-31-2011 04:31 PM

Very nice, My wife’s expecting and I have one of these to build. Thanks for the guidance. I love that bird’s eye maple!

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#8 posted 01-10-2015 06:07 PM

A very nice build.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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