After the crib dried for a couple weeks it was finally time to bring it upstairs and install it the nursery. I’m pretty happy with how this project turned out and Tommy seems to really enjoy being in it. He’s not ready for the crib jus...
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Location: Stanton, Michigan
Genetics software developer by day, amateur woodworker by night and weekends. My primary interest is building furniture in my own arts and crafts style, although I occasionally I have fun making a cutting board or two from scraps. I prefer working with native hardwoods like cherry, maple, and walnut.
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Things were getting really down to the wire so I enlisted my wife’s help again with the final finishing. I still needed to ease all the edges which we did by hand with sandpaper. After cleaning up I applied 2 coats of Tried & True...
Assembly was pretty straight forward, just time consuming as I had to drill out the remaining threaded inserts into the posts and make sure all the parts lined up just right. OK, perhaps I’m glossing over the details just a tad. The front an...
At this point I really felt like I was entering the home stretch. With the help of my Dad we made a slew of 1/2” and 3/8” faux pins. I made a simple jig to drill shallow blind holes in the backs of these and used short lengths of dowel...
After the glue had about an hour to firm up I would remove the blue tape and use a sharp 1/2” chisel to do some cleanup before the glue completely cured. You can see photos of the glued up back, sides and toddler front here. O...