My Daughters Crib

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Project by boatworkstoday posted 01-28-2012 11:06 PM 1583 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s a crib that I made for my daughter (finished this past Fall). Made it from a very large birch tree that blew over on our property a couple of years ago. Brought the logs down to the local mill, then stickered it at the shop for a year to dry. With the exception of the Pure Bond ply used for the ends the entire crib is solid birch with all M&T construction for the slats; dado, glue & screw for attaching sides to front and back… Crystalac stain and finish.. Total milling, design and construction time @100 hrs??

-- Andy Miller,; Twitter:@BoatworksToday

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#1 posted 01-28-2012 11:36 PM

looks great….did u build it from a plan?


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#2 posted 01-28-2012 11:39 PM

Great work on the crib!


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#3 posted 01-28-2012 11:48 PM

A very fine job on this crib ,very well done.

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#4 posted 01-28-2012 11:55 PM

Very elegant lines. She is a lucky little girl!

-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien

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#5 posted 01-29-2012 12:06 AM

Thanks Guys.. No plan but had some starting points. MaMa gave me a pile of pics of different cribs telling me what she liked, didn’t like, etc. So tried my best to incorporate as many of her ‘likes’ into the design. Pen and paper, quite a few full scale templates later and eventually had something that I liked :) It was fun; next project I suspect is going to be a toddler bed :-O

-- Andy Miller,; Twitter:@BoatworksToday

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#6 posted 01-29-2012 12:09 AM

I’m new here, and still trying to figure the site out.. Is there a way to reply to a specific comment or is it more or less a comment bucket?

-- Andy Miller,; Twitter:@BoatworksToday

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#7 posted 01-29-2012 02:20 AM

Well done! I bet that’s one heavy and solid crib. Congrats on your new addition! (the baby that is…not the crib)

-- Whether you think that you can, or that you can't, you are usually right. -Henry Ford

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#8 posted 01-30-2012 05:31 AM

nice. i’m betting a lot of family members will like to have this passed on to them

-- may not always be right,but,never in doubt.

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#9 posted 01-30-2012 09:40 PM

great looking crib! more of a comment bucket, but you can always put the ”@boatworkstoday” at the beginning. or you can send the person a message by going to their home page. welcome to the club!!

-- "There's plenty of time to read the instruction manual when you're laying in the hospital bed". - Dad

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