|Project by Litrenta||posted 08-03-2012 08:54 PM||822 views||1 time favorited||2 comments|
With my first baby on the way, I wanted to make something that I could brag about for years to come. I’ve done small projects before but this was by far the biggest project I’ve ever done.
The frame is made out of maple plywood and the edge banding is maple ripped into strips. I just used glue and pocket hole joinery to keep it all together. The drawers were just made out of pine (blew the budget pretty quickly, so this had to suffice). Put my Leigh dovetail jig to good use to create the half-blind dovetails for the drawers.
The stain was by far the trickiest part mostly because a.) I’ve never really stained anything before and b.) needed this to match the color of our crib. Decided to go with a gel stain because of what i’ve read about trying to stain maple and the blotchiness that can occur. Had to take a red mahogany and spanish oak and mix it at about 3:1 to get the color pretty much perfect but the wife is happy and that’s all the matters. Topped it off with 3 coats of poly and it turned out quite nicely.