|Project by Tomas||posted 06-28-2008 06:49 AM||1567 views||0 times favorited||18 comments|
I had plenty of advance notice but I did not get around to this project until I had already finished a few other projects and where I live it is now too unbearable to work in the garage. I wish I had started sooner. The pictures are nice but don’t show the plenty of mistakes I made. The main problem I had was making the 92 tenons on the 46 slats – I used a dado blade/stop block setup to cut tenons from the 3/8 slats but I think I did not hold the slats tight enough against the miter gauge as I ran them over the dado blade and the result was uneven shoulders so one side would be shorter than the other creating a gap on one side where the shoulders would rest on the rails. I mention this in length because I wish I had done just a few before I noticed what was happening so I could correct it and come up with a better method Basically I wish I had checked my work but I was in a hurry to get this done. Here is the link to the plans I used.
I did not go with making the inlaid pyramids with contrasting wood – I used what I had left over from making the nightstands I posted earlier as a project.
Our baby is due in about a month – I wish I had more time to make things – I need to make a dresser/changing table and that will have to wait until fall because it is just too hot.
I want to thank PresiadoWoodworks for guiding me though some of the construction details and making sense of the hardware configurations. His posted project inspired me to try making a crib – I had looked at cribs at Babies R Us and I just could not bring myself to buy one when I looked at the construction details – I wanted my baby to have something better (not like she will notice while using it). One thing that surprised me was the cost of a crib mattress – per square inch a crib mattress is the most expensive piece of bedding you will ever purchase.