|Forum topic by Tyler Brown||posted 745 days ago||1035 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
745 days ago
I’m looking at building a crib for our first child. My wife likes the espresso finish, & she has OK’d me to spend a little more than the cribs we’ve been looking at. $300-400. I want this to be a heirloom, but as it is my first woodworking project of this size, it will be hard to justify $600 for lumber. I guess what I’m asking is what would be the best way to approach this? I know it is always best to “begin with the end in mind.” With my budget, I’m probably looking at Poplar or some sort of white wood. What would you suggest for finishing? Keep in mind this will be a crib, so non-toxic. Depending on what the baby turns out to be this might even end up painted.
Looking forward to hearing all your great advice.
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