|Project by woodsyguy81||posted 07-13-2012 05:21 PM||738 views||1 time favorited||6 comments|
So like every expectant, first-time father, I dreamed about building my daughter an heirloom quality crib rather than buying one. Being a beginning woodworker, I thought “yeah, I can do this!” After finding a plan that my wife and I agreed on, I picked up the plans and the wood and got to work. Besides the fact that I finished it about 1 week before she was born, it turned out pretty good. I guess I like to dive in head first with projects since this was my first big woodworking undertaking. The project included around 100 mortice and tenon joints (drill press and chisel), a curved top rail from four pieces of square stock, and curved sides. My daughter is safe a secure in it and it still remains nice and stout will all her typical 2-year-old antics! I guess I did something right!
Soon it’ll be used for daughter #2!
-- Loving the outdoors since 1981!