|Project by Wendy||posted 08-02-2012 02:24 PM||1637 views||7 times favorited||10 comments|
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.