|Project by BDR831||posted 01-25-2011 08:07 AM||3116 views||0 times favorited||5 comments|
So my wife and I were pregnant with our first child and I get this crazy idea to build the crib. Well, the crib turned into a crib and a changing table. My father-in-law and wife’s cousin were a huge help (he’s the local high school wood shop instructor).
Both pieces are black walnut and red oak. The walnut was milled down from lumber from the family’s walnut ranch. The oak was unused flooring from another project. Projects took a long time, involved a lot of learning, and a few late nights (the baby was two weeks early so we really had to hustle at the end!).
Last picture shows the changing table in use by the little lady. We really liked the back accent piece, felt it gave the whole project a bit of soul. Got the plans from Rockler, but modified as needed. The walnut used from the family ranch was planted by my wife’s grandfather. Beautiful wood.
Great project. Glad it’s a hand-me-down so we don’t have to build another!