Baby crib

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Project by Douger posted 01-20-2011 05:43 AM 1734 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 01-20-2011 05:46 AM

Beautiful, crib.

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#2 posted 01-20-2011 06:12 AM

Nice looking crib. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#3 posted 01-20-2011 04:04 PM

Looks just like I remember the plans. Good work!

-- Cheyenne - Nashville,TN

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#4 posted 01-20-2011 05:09 PM

Beautiful!! Great job.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#5 posted 01-20-2011 08:00 PM

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 01-21-2011 06:31 PM

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

Regards, Doug

-- Doug, Kansas,

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#7 posted 03-02-2011 02:37 PM

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 06-25-2011 03:56 AM

Wow thats supper nice, love it.

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#9 posted 08-04-2012 05:45 PM

Wow, so perfect! Nice job.

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