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Forum topic by diito posted 07-02-2014 05:59 AM 378 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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diito

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07-02-2014 05:59 AM

I’m building a crib for my first using the 3-in-one plans from Wood magazine. I’m using all solid cherry. It should end up looking something like this: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/73859 but with a straight headboard.

For the headboards and footboards I have some nice grain patterns. The legs I ripped the sides off my flat sawn lumber to get some straight grained rift sawn pieces. Now, I’m trying to figure out what gain pattern will look best for the crib slats (1-1/2” wide). Normally I’d avoid cathedral grain on narrow pieces like that and save it for my wide panels to not make it super busy. I have a few options:

1. I have some 8/4 I can slice up some quarter and rift sawn out of. Not sure about flecking though. I do have enough for all the slats though.

2. I can use some of my cathedral grain, I can’t avoid it unless I dig into the 8/4, mixed with some straight grained pieces. I think I’d put the more figured slats in the middle radiating out towards straighter grain slats on the ends, sort of like one exploded wide board.

What would you guys do?


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#1 posted 07-02-2014 08:04 PM

I like the sound of ” I think I’d put the more figured slats in the middle radiating out towards straighter grain slats on the ends, sort of like one exploded wide board.”

-- "Never measure......cut as many times as necessary." - PeteMoss

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