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Project by Blakep posted 11-04-2010 07:10 PM 1201 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the crib I made for my daughter who is supposed to be here in january. It is all built out of maple with a red mahogany stain. It is all joined using mortise and tenon. The radius on the back was layed out and cut with a jig saw. The back is solid maple that is joined with biscuits. This was a challenging project since it was only my second as a woodworker. It was a little more difficult because I didn’t use any plans. I bought the mattress so I would know the dimensions and I knew in my head what I wanted it to look like so I just kind of designed as I went along.





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BreakingBoardom

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#1 posted 11-04-2010 07:23 PM

Very nice. I like the color and the overall design is good too. What kind of hardware did you use?

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#2 posted 11-04-2010 07:32 PM

Breaking, The only hardware is knife edge insert nuts with antique brass bolts to connect the front and back to the sides. I wanted to be able to dissasemble it was my reason for using these. As far as hardware holding the bed up I used 1/4” shelf supports (2 in each corner) and built a frame for the mattress to sit on. I just had to make sure the frame was a good tight fit so that there is not anyway that the shelf supports can come out. I drilled holes at 14”, 18”, and 22” from the floor that way the mattress can be moved lower as the baby grows.

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#3 posted 11-04-2010 08:10 PM

Sounds good. I used the antique brass bolts on my crib as well. I think they go nice with a darker color like this.

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#4 posted 11-04-2010 08:21 PM

I just looked at your crib and its nice you did a great job. Your right about the antique brass bolts. I wish i could have got 4 or 5 clear coats on mine like you did but my wife was in such a rush for it that I only got 2 ha.

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