Land of Nod #5: A month ahead of schedule and two weeks too late!

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Blog entry by byerbyer posted 04-14-2014 02:56 PM 1599 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well, the fat lady hasn’t sung, but she’s warming up! Since last we spoke (read?) the walnut received a true oil finish and I glued it all up and drilled for the hardware!

I pre-finished as much of the walnut as possible with 3 coats of Tried & True varnish oil following Christian Becksvoort’s method laid out in FWW #152 Circa 2001.

This stuff is very viscus and I found heating it up using a small jar on a candle warmer made it wipe on much easier and sped up the drying/curing time. This might be my new favorite finish. It’s dead easy and the luster left from burnishing with a soft cloth just begs to be touched… I don’t know how else to describe it.

Here’s a quick glue up montage :

That catches us all up to April 8th, 2014. This date is important because this is the day the recipient of this project came into the world (7 weeks early!.) He and his mother are doing well (all things considered) and I’m giddy with excitement to meet him and deliver the crib.

Ok, giddiness aside I still had some work to do on this bad boy so, Saturday and Sunday were punch list time!

Webbing stretched: Check!

Bed bolt hardware drilled and installed: Check!
Frame hangers located and installed: Check!
Cool pint to celebrate my achievements: Check!

Here’s a shot of the mattress hanger in it’s highest position.

Assembled and ready for delivery to the new mom and dad!

I’ll post this as a project soon with some pictures of it assembled in spare room of my house but until then…
Thanks to all who followed along and offered a kind word along the way!

-- Byer-- "Comparison is the thief of joy" -- T.R. Roosevelt

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#1 posted 04-14-2014 03:13 PM

That looks great! The new mom and dad (& addition) are going to love it! Thanks for sharing the project!


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#2 posted 11-13-2015 05:01 PM

Just red through this blog and enjoyed it a lot. Great writeup with nice pictyres. Feel that you shraed all it takes to make a crib of decent quality.
Hope the child was well and liked it?

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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