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Crib for my first

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Project by teeps posted 06-06-2011 12:23 AM 2184 views 8 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Woods used were walnut and maple.

Tools used were table saw, router (template bit and 1/4” rounding bit), orbital sander, sanding block, woodpecker cross doweling jig, self centering doweling jig, jigsaw, eleventy billion clamps, my neighbor’s planer, electric drill and brad point bits.

Inspiration came from an Oeuf NYC crib that my wife fell in love with but which I was unwilling to pay $1100 for. Since I already had all the tools I needed, and the maple was on sale, the total cost for this build was about $250-300.





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Beginningwoodworker

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#1 posted 06-06-2011 01:47 AM

Nice looking crib.

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woodzy

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#2 posted 06-06-2011 03:53 AM

Great work. Congratulations on the birth of your 1st. I thinks it’s so cool when i hear of fathers or mothers building cribs or beds for their children. We sleep 1/3 of our lives away so what a better use of your skills.

I have 3 children so i have been there and have the t-shirts for my efforts but what i really want to know
Where do you live that maple goes on sale?

-- Anthony

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teeps

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#3 posted 06-06-2011 04:05 AM

I live in Canada—maple is everywhere :) I think I paid something like $3.80/bf for it.

And yeah, as soon as I heard my wife was pregnant, I immediately thought about building a crib. I think it’s going to be very rewarding the first time I put our baby in it.

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tctaylor79

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#4 posted 06-06-2011 12:19 PM

It’s always more rewarding to build it yourself and saving that much $$$ can’t be bad either. Looks great! Wish I would have thought to do this for my first born.

-- Tim Taylor - GLT Woodworks

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workerinwood

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#5 posted 06-06-2011 02:04 PM

Beautiful !! Nice design and build. What finish did you use?

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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teeps

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#6 posted 06-06-2011 02:11 PM

I haven’t sealed it yet, but I’ll be using an oil sold by Livos.

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fernandoindia

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#7 posted 06-06-2011 05:30 PM

Pretty crib. It looks sturdy enough for all the ones to come !!

Congratulations on the birth of your 1st.

-- Back home. Fernando

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Damian Penney

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#8 posted 06-06-2011 09:27 PM

Looks good but I still maintain that not having a side that drops is something your back won’t soon forgive you… :)

-- I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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teeps

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#9 posted 06-06-2011 09:32 PM

Damian: Having a drop side crib is now illegal in the US & Canada.

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ebuyusuf

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#10 posted 06-07-2011 12:24 PM

very nice, congrats on your baby..

can i ask where did you spend $300

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Damian Penney

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#11 posted 06-08-2011 01:12 AM

Wow I had no idea – I see the concern was the side creating a V and the infant getting caught in it. The one we had couldn’t do that just traveled up and down in a groove after pulling out a spring loaded peg on each side.

Well may I suggest your next project is a winch :)

-- I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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WRAAdesign

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#12 posted 07-29-2013 10:05 PM

In my opinion, you improved the design of the Oeuf crib by selecting to use wood legs. Nicely done!

-- http://www.facebook.com/pages/WRAAdesign/142679579165522

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