|Project by Slacker||posted 09-13-2008 05:30 AM||1201 views||0 times favorited||5 comments|
My first grandchild is a boy and his name is Landon… I kind of like that. So I am building his crib, and enjoying the entire process. Got a plan from Rockler.com, and started well enough. As I posted previously, I immediately started by screwing up, but was able to recover. Here is the rest of the story, to the point where I’m at now.
So, I executed the cut list, and neatly tagged all the pieces.
After I fixed the screw up with the legs, cut the mortises on the correct face, and drill screws on the face next to it.
Cut some tenons on the stretchers for the ends
and assembled the ends…
Next, the rails… a ton of slats were cut
and then the top and bottom rails
Cut a slot, and glued fill blocks with spaces in between for the rail slats
And now, the rails assembled
Now, the plans call for slats in the end panels, but I don’t like that part of it. I am going to veneer two 3/8” panels with burled or pillowed maple on one face of each, and try to make the following inlays on the other face. The moon inlay goes on the inside of the crib, the sun on the outside.
This is the coolest thing I have ever made!
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