|Forum topic by Firefighter||posted 10-25-2010 10:59 PM||959 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
10-25-2010 10:59 PM
First off, here is a link to the crib that I am about to attempt.
I am about to take on my biggest project yet; a crib for our first baby :-) I have several issues that I was hoping to get some help with before I start. I have access to some black walnut for really cheap and would love to use that. The first issue is that the plan calls for plywood at the foot board and on the sides of the cabinet. I thought it would look better with slats at the foot so that problem is resolved. I still need to figure out the cabinet. I don’t know what kind of plywood (readily available and not too $$$) I can use and how to make it match the walnut. I want this thing to look good of course.
The second issue is that this plan basically creates a crib that does not come apart. Since we will likely sell our house shortly after baby, that poses a problem. I have some ideas but would appreciate any more that you all have. Basically the base is made and then the cabinet is set on top. The rails are all doweled and glued together. The top piece of trim is nailed to the rails to reinforce it. At the bottom, the trim boards are cut to fit around the cabinet and rails and then nailed into place. Once its together its together!!!
Someone has built the same crib and posted it on a forum, but of course I can remember where. If you know, I would love to talk to that person too.
Thanks in advance for all your help.