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Walnut and ebony crib

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Project by SantaPaulaCraftsman posted 760 days ago 817 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Walnut and ebony crib for a family member’s baby gift (lucky kid!).

I bookmatched but separated the narrow slats and then added bookmatched and joined wide panels on all four sides. Utilized bed rail fasteners so it easily breaks down into four panels for storage and transport. The walnut mattress frame is freestanding and separate from the bed.

It also converts to a day bed, and then into a twin bed when I add a modified mattress rail and frame to the head and foot board.

In order to save time on the setup I purchased a similar used wood crib on craigslist for $60, took it apart and used the pieces to make some basic patterns and spacing measurements, then modified the four curved corners. I’ll refinish the old one and re-sell it.

-- Life so short, the craft so long to learn





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#1 posted 760 days ago

Now that is cool great job

-- http://www.landwoodworks.com (L an D Woodworks)

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#2 posted 760 days ago

Turned out beautiful. I like the book matched slats also

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#3 posted 760 days ago

Really, really nice. That crib was built to last forever. I am sure a lot this will be passed on to others over the years. A work of art.

-- Tom Godfrey Landrum South Carolina (tom@thcww.com)

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