Grand Daughters Crib #10: The build is finally done!

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Blog entry by Les Hastings posted 11-28-2008 02:45 AM 2925 reads 1 time favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 9: Addison is here!! Working my tail oof to finish this crib!! Part 10 of Grand Daughters Crib series Part 11: It had to be!!! »

Addison is already here as most of you already know ( and doing just fine). I’ve been really busy since we returned home from Addison arrival trying to get the crib finished up. I actually finished it up the weekend after we got back, but I’ve to busy to get things posted. The changing table is in finish right now and I’ve been busy with that to. They came up this weekend for the holidays and are going to take the changing table back with them to Texas. Then when finish is on the crib I’ll be taking it down soon to.

Okay let’s get the build finishd up here. This first two pictures is the the two top slat rails being glued up. All the slats were mortised into the top and bottom rails. And remeber you can click on the picture to see the whole thing, I haven’t figured out to how to re-size them yet.



Then all the hardware was mounted to the crib end frames for the slat rails. The slat rails got installed next.



After the slat rails were installed then the whole thing was taken apart. I fit the bottom molding on the crib ends and the bottom of the stationary rails. After that I re-attached each rail to the end of the crib sides one at a time. The bottom molding was sanded in so it matched up perfectly. The bead on the crib side was also cut into match up with the bead on the bottom rail and the reeded feet were also attached at this time.



There was still some sanding to finish up after this, but the build is now complete. Here’s a last picture on the crib end completed and ready for finish.


I’m not going to fully assemble the crib again until after finish so you’ll have to wait to see it all together till then.

Thanks once again to everyone that has followed with me and my newest Grand Baby Addison Rose of Texas and the building the of her crib. Its been a fun journey and yes I’m tired. ;o) I think I’ll go in and put the changing table all together in the morning and take the rest of this weekend off.

Thanks again Les.

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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#1 posted 11-28-2008 03:29 AM

Wow! That looks amazing! I can’t wait to see it after finishing!

-- "Give me your poor tools, your tired steel, your huddled masses of rust." Yep, I ripped off the Statue of Liberty. That's how I roll!

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#2 posted 11-28-2008 03:38 AM

Les A great looking creation. Nice job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#3 posted 11-28-2008 03:44 AM

My hats off to you sir.

You are one incredible craftsman.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#4 posted 11-28-2008 03:57 AM

Les, I feel privileged that you let me join you in this journey. It has been simply fascinating watching this come together.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#5 posted 11-28-2008 04:55 AM

You have one lucky granddaughter Les.What a beautiful crib that I am sure will be passed on for generations.

-- Dustygirl..Hastings,Ontario.. How much wood can 1 gal chuck if 1 gal can't cut wood?

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#6 posted 11-28-2008 05:39 AM

Very impressive! VERY impressive. Thanks for sharing and blogging.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#7 posted 11-28-2008 05:54 AM

Wow, Les, this is really looking sensational, but what will really top it all off is the final photo—with Addison Rose lying in it! (It might be tricky to get a good shot of the beautiful granddaughter and her (certain-to-be)heirloom crib.) We can hardly wait!

-- “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” Benjamin Franklin -- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#8 posted 11-28-2008 01:46 PM

Les, amazing work like always, don’t forget to put a good hard finish on those side rails for when Addison Rose gets those chipmunk teeth and trys them out….LOL.

-- Jim Hallada, Chesterfield, VA

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#9 posted 11-28-2008 02:27 PM

Wonderful crib Les!

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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#10 posted 11-28-2008 02:52 PM

A whole lotta love showing up here! Awesome crib Les!

-- Fred.... Poconos, PA ---- Chairwright in the making ----

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#11 posted 11-28-2008 06:58 PM

Thanks to all for your comments! I’ve had fun building it.

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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#12 posted 11-28-2008 09:13 PM

Now that’s a bed made to last and pass down to generations to come. Just beautiful Les.

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#13 posted 11-29-2008 02:18 PM

You must be a very proud Papa and carftsman

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#14 posted 12-01-2008 07:18 AM


That looks awesome. Are you going to bring to the Guild meeting?


-- Kevin, Wichita, Kansas

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#15 posted 12-01-2008 11:48 AM

That is superb. You really did a great job.

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