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Project by shane19 posted 616 days ago 1407 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 616 days ago

Wow very impressive! great work!

-- Ben - Dallas, GA

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#2 posted 616 days ago

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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Matt W5MIX

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#3 posted 616 days ago

Beautifully done, Shane. And congrats on your baby!

-- Matt in Dripping Springs

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#4 posted 616 days ago

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

-- "Drill as many holes as you want. We have plenty of putty."

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Monte Pittman

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#5 posted 616 days ago

Congratulations on the baby!

Welcome to LJ’s

Really nice looking crib

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#6 posted 615 days ago

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 615 days ago

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 615 days ago

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 615 days ago

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.

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Patrick Riley

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#10 posted 615 days ago

Awsome job on the crib!

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#11 posted 614 days ago

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 614 days ago

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 514 days ago

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 514 days ago

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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