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Nephew's baby crib

comments (1) January 12th, 2014 in Reader's Gallery

jlutterman jlutterman, member
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Fully assembled
Inside view (w/o the bolts inserted at the top corners)
L-bracket aluminum for bolting the mattress insert to
Fully assembled - CLICK TO ENLARGE

Fully assembled

My brother asked me if I had any interest in making a crib for him and his wife once he'd found out she was expecting in December of 2012. This was my first attempt at furniture. I was in my practicals in school at the time and working weekends. I had no dedicated workshop, so I ended up moving my tools, equipment and material to six different workshops over a little less than a year period. These photos were taken at a remodel where I was able to use some of the space to do the final shellac-ing with my Father. The walnut was re-used from stair treads and risers from a previous job, the plywood also from that job, and the birch slats were bought from rockler as pieces meant for blinds. As a result I was able to finish the crib (which will convert to a toddler bed and full-size bed as soon as I finish the alternate front and 6' side rails...) by the time he turned 8 months. I'm hoping I'll have at least a year to finish the other parts considering I still have no dedicated space renting in the cities..!


I always love seeing other people's projects on here, so I hope I've added something worthwhile to the collection! Thanks.

Design or Plan used: My own design

posted in: Reader's Gallery, walnut, bed, shellac, furniture, baby crib

Comments (1)

byerbyer byerbyer writes: Very cool design. I'm currently building a crib with a jute webbing frame for my college roommate and his wife. Cheers!
Posted: 4:37 pm on January 13th

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