|Project by SantaPaulaCraftsman||posted 07-30-2012 03:46 AM||1010 views||2 times favorited||3 comments|
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