Arts and Crafts Crib

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Project by Will Stokes posted 219 days ago 1189 views 5 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It’s high time I created a “project” page for the crib I built my son two years ago. I already blogged the process in detail. The crib has worked out well. It’s now sporting the toddler rail on the front. I did find the stepped panels failed to accommodate wood movement as well as designed. As a result a small hair line crack formed at the top at the location of each step for some reason. I’m pretty sure I did not put any glue in that area so I’m not sure what happened. Otherwise the crib has proved very sturdy and Tommy likes it quite a bit. :-)

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#1 posted 219 days ago

beautiful work.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#2 posted 219 days ago

That is an awesome looking crib. I really like the design. I’m wondering if you could take the longer side and make it into a headboard for his bed once he outgrows the crib – unless there will be others following to use the crib :-).

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#3 posted 219 days ago

Bill, I actually intend to do just that. There is a pair of rails that can be swapped out for the crib sides to convert it to a double bed some day. With another baby on the way I don’t think this will be a double bed for a long time to come though. :-)

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#4 posted 218 days ago

Attractive design and good looking build.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#5 posted 218 days ago

Sorry I missed the blog, but glad you posted the crib. I haven’t had a crib in the house for about 16 years, but I really like the design.

-- Glen

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#7 posted 218 days ago

Very well done, great style and wood combo.

-- Bob, Lewistown, Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#8 posted 218 days ago

A most unique crib,well done.

-- Custom furniture

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#9 posted 218 days ago

relly nice

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#10 posted 217 days ago

Beautiful bed, Will, and it looks like it is holding up well (even with the small cracks).

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#11 posted 217 days ago

Truly a one of a kind piece. Well done!

-- Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read. -Groucho Marx

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