|Project by GBS||posted 10-07-2013 01:10 AM||2815 views||3 times favorited||9 comments|
...With potential for expansion in the future
Plans: WOOD Magazine 3 in 1 Crib plans
Material: White oak, red oak ply
Finish: Watco Danish Oil, Natural : Medium Walnut, 1:1 Minwax water based tintable stain- Spice – on the red oak ply.
I finished this project today. I was not sure if I would finish in time so I did not construct the guardrail or the bed rails for the toddler or adult bed that are part of this plan. Maybe there will be time for that in the future.
I used red oak panels on the end since white oak ply is a bit out of my budget and not really available locally. In order to avoid a “close but not quite” match, I took this opportunity to make the end panels bright red. Good for a little boy.
The project was relatively straight forward. The crib breaks down into four elements for easy transport. The elements are attached by connector bolts and cross dowels. These are fussy but I eventually made them connect. All the hardware including the mattress support is available from productsamerica.com. I think this company supports WOOD magazine’s plan sets.
I am very pleased with the finish both for the final looks and the ease of use.