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Project by shane19 posted 11-15-2012 07:15 PM 2066 views 4 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife is pregnant with our first child so I needed a crib. She pick one out at a store and of coarse it was $1200. So I took a picture of it and built this one my self. I bought about $200 of random width and length poplar 3/4 in thick material. This is by far the best and most complicated project I have ever done, I found this web site when I was looking for some info on cribs.

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Ben Haberer

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#1 posted 11-15-2012 07:36 PM

Wow very impressive! great work!

-- Ben - Dallas, GA

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#2 posted 11-15-2012 08:06 PM

Well, look at you go! Terrific!


-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#3 posted 11-15-2012 08:06 PM

Beautifully done, Shane. And congrats on your baby!

-- Matt in Dripping Springs

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#4 posted 11-15-2012 08:45 PM

For the most complicated project you’ve done, I’d say you nailed it.

-- “Always take a banana to a party, bananas are good!” - Tenth Doctor

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#5 posted 11-16-2012 01:43 AM

Congratulations on the baby!

Welcome to LJ’s

Really nice looking crib

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#6 posted 11-16-2012 09:56 AM

Congratulations and great job, Shane. My wife is also pregnant with our first. I’m working on a dresser. I may have to add the crib to my project list.

-- russ from texas - garage shop weekend warrior

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#7 posted 11-16-2012 10:11 AM

Don’t forget the changing table : )

Also, I hope you made the mattress support adjustable. You won’t want it that low for quite sometime.

Congratulations, it’s a great piece.

-- Science Teacher by Day, Wood Butcher by Night!!

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#8 posted 11-16-2012 03:38 PM

I love the design!

-- Sorry the reply is so long. I didn't have time to write a short reply.

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#9 posted 11-16-2012 05:56 PM

Won’t the baby fall out of that crib with the legs going to the celing??
Looks like a fine build with lots of problems to solve. I’ll you are a better craftsman after building this beautiful crib.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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Patrick Riley

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#10 posted 11-17-2012 02:57 AM

Awsome job on the crib!

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#11 posted 11-17-2012 07:54 PM

Congrats on the baby! My wife and I are expecting our first baby too. Funny thing is that I also was looking a very similar crib at the store, did you follow any plans ? or just the picture?

-- Jose, Tijuana MX. Practice makes perfection... or better said, Practice makes permanent... so be careful what you practice!

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#12 posted 11-18-2012 05:04 AM

That’s really nice! Are you going to paint it or leave it? I like the natural look. Oh, I hope your shop is in a detacted garage, otherwise you power tool days may be numbered, with your little one on the way. Congradulations and I hope everything goes well with your family.

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#13 posted 02-25-2013 05:28 PM

Fantastic job! I love it! Congratulations on your new addition to the family. Oh, congratulations on the baby too! :)

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

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#14 posted 02-26-2013 02:51 AM

I hear you. My wife likes expensive furniture too. Much more rewarding to build it yourself, and cheaper too. Nice job.

-- Todd, Ontario, CA

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