|Project by Randy Sharp||posted 04-17-2012 08:28 PM||4937 views||15 times favorited||18 comments|
This crib was built for our first grandchild, a girl due in May. The plans were taken from an original creation by fellow Lumberjock, Jeff Wenz. My daughter looked at literally hundreds of pictures before finding Jeff’s post. She loved it immediately.
Jeff was gracious enough to send me his sketches and construction photos, along with taking my numerous phone calls and emails about particulars. Thank you, Jeff!!
I also want to give a shout-out to David Drummond for his willingness to share his personal experiences as a result of building this project as well. David talked me into building the matching dresser too.
My variation from Jeff’s plans was the large headboard arch. I could not re-saw thin strips well enough for laminations, so I gave up before losing too much money in lumber. Instead, I laminated 3/4” stock and cut the arch with end grain showing on top. It turned out much better than I expected.
And, I was able to use the waste on another project, thus my overall loss was very minimal.
I also want to thank my neighbor, Bill. He is a master craftsman who offered his advice and expertise on much of the construction phase. We have become great friends as a result.
Thanks for looking!
-- Randy, Tupelo, MS ~ A man who honors his wife will have children who honor their father.