Crib for the Twins

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Project by Trackeng posted 05-12-2013 03:06 AM 1490 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the crib that I made for my twin daughters. Since the crib for the older daughters was long gone, we borrowed one and this became the second.

The crib is made from walnut with ebony plugs in the posts. The hardware is satin nickel. Some of the boards had interesting figure that you can see in the drawer fronts. These came from a single piece. Like most projects, this had a lot of first time learning experiences. The front and back rails are each a single board that was cut at various angles and screwed and glued together to give it the single board flowing look. It has five coats of Tung Oil for the finish.

This is made from sleigh crib plans that I purchased online. Being an engineer, I had to modify the plans some. The end panels are set up to be removable with sunken allen head bolts that thread into inserts. The drawers are on roller guides set into an undercarraige that comes out as a unit for storage. I also put it on lockable casters for convenience. I found the springs from my old crib in the attic and used that. Bringing in the old with the new.

One of the things that I would change is to make it a little more modular. The front and back panels are too big to fit into the attic making storage a challenge. I did set up some features that simplified storage but more could have been done.

This took eight months to build and was truly a labor of love. I am pretty happy with the way it turned out.

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#1 posted 05-12-2013 03:24 AM

beautiful.congrats on the twins.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#2 posted 05-12-2013 05:38 AM

Amazing crib a fine build. It’s wonderful you have new little one,congrats.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#3 posted 05-12-2013 12:57 PM

Beautiful piece of work, congratulations on the twins and the crib!

-- Brian

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#4 posted 05-14-2013 11:49 AM

Congratulations on your twins ! The crib is lovely. Ours would have loved it too but they are too young to post :)

-- Francois Vigneron, Gif-sur-Yvette, France & Altadena, CA

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