|Project by VetMed||posted 04-27-2011 05:13 AM||1890 views||4 times favorited||9 comments|
I built these cribs following plans in a Wood Magazine issue (not sure of #). Started the first crib before we even got pregnant, which was a good thing because it took me nearly a year and a half to complete. Just as I finished the first crib we found out we were having twins, so I got to build a second one (luckily I got a little faster on the second one and finished it in 8 months).
Cribs are made of hard maple and maple plywood. Finish schedule: 1.) one coat BLO 2.) sprayed on dye stain with denatured alcohol 3.) finished with three coats of varnish.
Very happy with how these turned out. These were my first woodworking project, and when I started I had to actually look up the meaning of ”...joint and plane…” to figure out what the plans were talking about. I’ve certainly enjoyed the journey, and my girls have really enjoyed their cribs and hopefully will in years to come (I made the matching toddler rail and full sized bed rails).