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Forum topic by jholt32 posted 08-23-2013 11:58 PM 786 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-23-2013 11:58 PM

I am working on a crib of “my own design”, that is to say I have no plans. I do however have a model I am basing it on. The headboard will be of the frame and panel verity, with an applied trim surrounding the panel. The piece I have for the top rail is only 5/8 thick, but will have a cap around 2” thick to sturdy it up. I am thinking about screwing an additional strip to the top rail so I can remove the panels if need be at some point.

Where I need help: As I was thinking through the trim around the field I noticed that where the panels have grooves running vertical (think beadboard, sort of) there will be a gap at the trim. Below is what I have come up with, but as it is Friday evening, I can’t trust my brain. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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#1 posted 08-25-2013 05:15 PM

Could you round over the edge of the top rail that is covered by the trim and do away with the trim all together? It looks like you have a panel that is just behind the stiles and rails of the frame and panel. Traditionally (I think) the frame and styles have a groove cut in them to contain the edge of the panel, this eliminates the need for a ‘panel keeper’ piece and makes for a more uniform panel particularly on the inside.


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#2 posted 09-27-2013 01:38 PM

Did you finish your project? I am very curious how the crib and headboard turned out. Post some pictures , pls.


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