Teddy Bear Crib

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Project by teb posted 01-14-2011 05:00 PM 1843 views 6 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this crib for my first child, Clare who was born on October 14. I used a heirloom crib pattern and kit that I ordered off line for the base of my design and then added my own touch, by teddy bear joining the slats into the rails. I used a fast joint joinery system for the first time on this project, to make the teddy bear joints. It was a bit challenging getting the teddy bear head centered in the slat and the slat spacing figured out on the rails, but it was all worth it in the end. I built the crib out of walnut for the legs, rails, and top cap and quartersawn sycamore for the slats and bottom cap. I finished it with a natural color stain and four coats of polyurethane. It turned out better than I could of imagined.

-- Tony, Kansas

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#1 posted 01-14-2011 05:04 PM

Beautiful! This is one of those items that will be handed down from generation to generation, you did a great job on this. Some day you will look into that crib to see your grandchild. Congratulations!!

-- I just don't understand. I have cut it 3 times and it is still to short.

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#2 posted 01-14-2011 05:07 PM

Beautiful. I got the fastjoint system for Christmas… great to see what i can be used for, I am sure the crib will get a lot of use over the years.

-- Troy, Virginia

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#3 posted 01-14-2011 06:25 PM

Great choice of wood for this nicely done crib! I like the personalized touch of the joinery too.

Welcome to LumberJocks and congratulations on the baby!

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#4 posted 01-14-2011 07:27 PM

very nice, love the contrasting woods.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#5 posted 01-15-2011 05:56 AM

Beautiful crib. Very nicely done. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#6 posted 01-15-2011 08:09 AM

very nice job!

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#7 posted 01-16-2011 07:17 PM

Perfect, very pleasing to the eye and a excellent use of classy joinery !!!!!!

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