|Project by teb||posted 01-14-2011 05:00 PM||1712 views||6 times favorited||7 comments|
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