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Project by Wendy posted 719 days ago 1265 views 8 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the best gift I ever made, for the best gift I will ever receive. My brother and sis-n-law are expecting their first child, who will be the first grandchild in both families (talk about spoiled). As soon as I found out they were expecting, I went online and found 3-n-1 plans from Wood Magazine. BTW – these plans are very good.

The crib is made from figured maple, purple heart, and Baltic birch ply. The most time consuming aspect to this project was the slats (there are 26 of them). The finish was accomplished by sanding to 600 grit and applying a mineral oil. Not as durable as other finishes, but I wanted a finish that can be chewed on during teething. I did change the trim describe in the plans to be more modern, which tends to be the style I lean toward. I’m not sure how many hours went into this project, so I will classify it as a lot!! But so worth every second.





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Kookaburra

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#1 posted 719 days ago

No question it was worth every second. What a wonderful thing to do for your sister-in-law and brother – have they seen it yet? Lovely detail on the uprights. Really beautiful. Happy aunt-hood!

-- Kay - Just a girl who loves wood.

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a1Jim

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#2 posted 719 days ago

A wonderful crib and fantastic gift.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Wendy

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#3 posted 719 days ago

They have seen the crib. We just set it up at their house last night.

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Ken90712

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#4 posted 719 days ago

Great work, a real beauty!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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lavenrw

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#5 posted 719 days ago

Well made Wendy and a beautiful design. I love the Purpleheart inlays and the curved back. All the soft, rounded endges are as peasing as they are practical.
Ray

-- Woodworking - it's much cheaper than a psychiatryst!

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RockyBlue

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#6 posted 719 days ago

Looks great. I’m building the exact same one right now, with some modifications. Can you include photos of the other 2 configurations?

-- I haven't had this much fun since hogs ate my little brother. www.rockybluewoodworks.com

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MonteCristo

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#7 posted 719 days ago

Handsome looking crib ! Can’t get one like this from a big box store !

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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VerteramoFurniture7

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#8 posted 718 days ago

Thats a great looking crib. I got one on the way and wanted to build one pretty close to that design. Not sure if I will have time! Will be good to see that thing get passed around the family.

Marcus

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Finnegan

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#9 posted 693 days ago

I built the crib for my boy although being an architect, I chose a “modern” design. That being said, I would have never thought this design could look so beautiful. Your crib looks amazing. The love and dedication to craft really shines on your project. Congratulations!

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dungbeetledad

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#10 posted 512 days ago

Wow! Love the material choice!! Congrats!

-- "It'll feel a lot better when it stops hurting."

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