|Project by harriw||posted 12-13-2012 11:18 PM||2002 views||0 times favorited||2 comments|
I made this almost exactly 5 years ago for my Daughter (2 at the time, now 7) for Christmas for her baby doll. One of my first projects. It’s made from pre-milled hardwood of an unknown species from the big-box store (basically from their crafts stock – I think it’s actually a soft maple). All the frame joints are mortise-and-tennon (my first time making these). I cut the mortises by hand with chisels, and hogged out the tennons with multiple passes under a Radial Arm Saw (my only stationary saw at the time).
I didn’t really do any fancy joinery at the top because those joints are normally all hidden by the canopy drapes (See below).
Finish is a pickling stain I chose to match my daughter’s bedroom set, which has a sort of white-washed finish with a hint of pink in it. It’s not really a match (at all), but it does go nicely with the set.
My wife made a bedding set to go with the crib – mattress, pillow, a quilt, drapes for the canopy, etc. Unfortunately they’re all somewhere in the wash at the moment, but the pillow and mattress are in one of the pics. I’ll try to get a pic of it all together once I find the bedding…
Nothing fancy or difficult here, but I thought someone might be able to take the idea and run with it now that it’s Christmas season again.
-- Bill - Western NY