|Project by Green_Hornut||posted 06-21-2012 01:52 AM||3056 views||8 times favorited||7 comments|
Used the 3 in 1 pattern from Wood Magazine. Changed it up a bit. The top has a double curve, the sides have slats instead of panels, the top rail of the sides is curved instead of flat, the bottom stile is a framed raised panel instead of a solid board. The top front stile mimics the curve of the headboard. And different bed rail hangers to put the whole affair together. Other than that it is an exact copy of the Wood design ;-) The carving is my CNC router.
Cherry havested from trees from my brothers woodlot. 2 coats of Watco natural, then 5 coats of a homemade poly wiping varnish rubbed down with 0000 steel wool between coats. Not a built up finish but a nice soft glow.
I started the day my daughter told me she was having a baby and finished up and delivered it to their house 4 days before she delivered. Nature waits for no woodworker. By the looks of the last picture I should have made a smaller crib or my daughter a bigger baby.
You may have noticed that the title says this is my second crib. My first was a more true copy of the Wood mag. design for my first grandchild but I had commissioned a carving on the headboard based on a print that we had and that may or may not be copyright issue. I’ll leave it at that. I changed up the hangers for assembly because the original design used connector bolts and barrel nuts. A huge pain in the back side. My design snaps together in less than 5 minutes and is rock solid.