Heirloom Baby Crib

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Project by kaschimer posted 01-11-2012 05:45 AM 5130 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Plans and hardware came from Rockler. Wood is Maple with cherry accents. I can;t find the plan on the Rockler site anymore, but if you do a Bing for Heirloom Crib Plan, it should show up in one or more of the search results.

Believe it or not, this was my first real woodworking project. I didn’t start with boxes or something easy like dovetail or box joints.

I jumped right in and made a crib… lol That’s totally me.

-- Steve, Michigan - "Every piece of work is a self portrait of the person who accomplished it - autograph your work with excellence!" - Author unknown

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#1 posted 01-11-2012 05:51 AM

Very nice crib,it looks great nice work.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 01-11-2012 06:09 AM

Very Nice! Love the Cherry against the maple.

-- Rob V

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#3 posted 01-11-2012 06:45 AM

My daughter is fixin to get married & I’m fixin to me some grand kids & they are fixin to get an heirloom crib. I like that set of plans, it is very old school,

-- Good, Better, Best--Never let it rest---Always make your Good be Better & your Better Best

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#4 posted 01-11-2012 06:53 AM

I did the same crib as my first project and love it.

Lizardhead- I can send you a spare set of the plans if you need them but they will have to be modified since drop-side cribs are no longer legal to sell or give away in the US. Too many idiots couldn’t assemble the cheap Chinese crap so after 30 infant deaths in 10 years they were considered dangerous enough to ban. I will be converting mine to a solid side so it can be passed on and no one will feel the need to throw it out.

-- --Rev. Russ in NY-- A posse ad esse

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#5 posted 01-11-2012 06:58 AM

nice job well done…i am also in the process of building one…mine is a sliegh style but i’m struggling with a concept for a drop side because of the curves in the ends.keep up the good work

-- just get stuck in and have a go!!!

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#6 posted 01-11-2012 09:07 AM

I made this one to last year….They can’t sell it anymore due to the new laws on cribs and side rails… Nice job on the crib!

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#7 posted 01-11-2012 12:31 PM

Nice job and congrats on just jumping in! I like it.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#8 posted 01-11-2012 08:46 PM

Very nice crib, you did a great job on the details which gives it a professional fit and finish.

-- I am responsible for how I respond to everything in my life - - Deadwood SD

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#9 posted 01-12-2012 02:55 AM

My father also built the crib from Rockler’s plans collection, but the addition of inlay cherry accents is incredible. I’ve never seen inlays that are 3 dimensional before. Good work!

-- Laywer by day, Carpenter by later in the day.

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#10 posted 01-14-2012 03:54 AM

Sweet crib,1st project aye?wow your a natural,checkout the one I built for my grandaughter,thanks for sharing

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