Baby crib

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Project by Douger posted 1309 days ago 1565 views 4 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After completing the changing table/dresser, I went to work on a crib with similar design elements. The crib is made from hard maple and maple plywood. The end panels are joined to the front and back panels using connecting bolts and steel cross-dowels, but I’ve had a lot of trouble using the cross-dowels. Apparently, I cinched the bolts a bit too tightly and the plywood in which the cross-dowels were embedded was a bit too soft. I’ve replaced some of the plywood elements with solid maple with satisfactory results.

Like the changing table, this project was finished with three coats of satin polyurethane.

-- Doug, Kansas,

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#1 posted 1309 days ago

Beautiful, crib.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#2 posted 1309 days ago

Nice looking crib. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#3 posted 1309 days ago

Looks just like I remember the plans. Good work!

-- Cheyenne - Nashville,TN

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#4 posted 1309 days ago

Beautiful!! Great job.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#5 posted 1309 days ago

Very nice Crib. I like the arched back. I thought about that when I was building mine but I was already doing too many firsts and didn’t want to add another unknown process into the design. Very nice though.

-- Matt -

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#6 posted 1308 days ago

In case anyone else wants to try it, the design is from Wood Magazine:

Regards, Doug

-- Doug, Kansas,

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#7 posted 1268 days ago

This looks like the one I am fixing to build for my first grandchild, the 3-1 from the woodstore, you did a great job, hope mine comes out OK. I going with all cherry for the bed, my daughter said she wants it dark.

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#8 posted 1153 days ago

Wow thats supper nice, love it.

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#9 posted 747 days ago

Wow, so perfect! Nice job.

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