|Project by sjbSAE||posted 10-19-2013 03:05 PM||1451 views||4 times favorited||11 comments|
I’ve been meaning to put this up for 2 months now, but here is the finished product. Our daughter was born August 24th. For the record, the crib was assembled and waiting for the last coat of finish when my wife went into labor 3 weeks early.
It is built out of solid cherry and based on the Wood Magazine 3-in-1 plans with a few modifications. I didn’t want any hardware showing through the front of the footboard, so I used bed hangers at the bottom of the sides and a threaded insert at the top. It goes together really easily this way and is rock solid when assembled. Also, the plans call for panels on the sides, I preferred the look of slats all around….that is a lot of slats (40) and way more tiny little spacers for the fake mortises (90 something). I haven’t built the bed rails yet, that’s a project for another day. Here are some build pics, don’t mind the messy shop.
Trimming the curved headboard with a ridiculous dust collection jig.
Curved rail glue up. Never enough clamps….
Removable side with bed rail hanger and through bolt.
Wood ready for resawing.
Lots of slats.
Finish is 2 coats homebrew Danish oil then 3 coats of Arm-R-Seal semi-gloss. This was definitely a learning project for me. Some dings/tooling marks that most people wont notice, but I am well aware of.
Thanks to all of the people who have posted similar projects and provided me with inspiration and good ideas that I stole.
Thanks for looking,