|Project by DawsonWoodworking||posted 05-26-2012 05:32 AM||2153 views||1 time favorited||7 comments|
This is another crib I made for another niece. Now I am in trouble, I have a made a crib for the first born of my wife’s sister and one for my brother. Now all my siblings and siblings-in-law will expect one.
Currently I am make a crib WITH my bro-in-law. I sparked his interest in woodworking and we are making it together. And I am just getting started on a crib for my own baby. My crib will be similar in style to the cherry cradle I made.
This is made from quarter sawn white oak with a shellac finish.
I experimented with this crib. instead of doing mortise and tenon on each of the slats, I ran a grove in the top and bottom of the side rails and filled the grove spaces in between each slat with a little 1/4” x 1/4” filler block. This turn out to be far more tedious that just making a mortise and tenon for each slat! Sanding each one flat was a never ending task.
I used the little corbels to hide the connecting screw for front/rear panels.
FYI – this crib will fit in the back of a late model Hyundai Sonata! I know this because I live in Salt Lake City, and we rented a car to deliver it to my brother, near Los Angeles. It fit just perfect in the back seat. (We rented that car for 3 days for $80 and put 1800 miles on it! beats putting the miles on my own vehicle)
-- Salt Lake City, UT My goal is to live forever - so far, so good.