|Project by BreakingBoardom||posted 09-18-2010 01:59 AM||2556 views||2 times favorited||13 comments|
Well, after many hours, my labor of love has finally come into use. I started building this crib like 6 months ago, but with just a little time here and there and milling all my own lumber, I finally got it finished enough for my daughter to sleep in it. I still have to construct the drawers though.
Now there were a lot of firsts on this project, including the drawers I’ll be building. The design is my own with some input from my wife. It is constructed out of alder with a red oak stain I believe and 3 or 4 coats of poly. I used pocket hole joinery for the base cabinet where the drawers are going. The lower rails have cam locks holding it to the base so I can remove them as it won’t fit through a standard door. The front, back, and sides are all connected to the corner posts using 1/4-20 bolts and threaded inserts to allow for their disassembly too. Overall I’m pretty pleased with this as it’s my second real project and incorporated the use of my recently acquired table saw and planer. Any questions or comments, good or bad, are welcome. Thanks for looking!
Pic 1 – From the front
Pic 2 – Looking inside
Pic 3 – From the side
Pic 4 – Angle shot
Pic 5 – My daughter (The happy inhabitant)
Pic 6 – My daughter trying to help build it herself
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