Cribs #4 and #5

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Project by john81 posted 11-25-2015 08:43 PM 998 views 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here we go again. I’ve had made 3 of these already in the last 7 years for our little ones. This time around brother-in-law and his wife were expecting their 1st at the same time that we were expecting our 4th. As always making parts in batches for multiple projects is most efficient…..making 2 of these part intensive things is a quick way to make your shop feel cramped! Ours is made of oak to match the others in the house. The in-laws wanted the natural color of maple and preferred a flat top on the headboard. Having helped my father make 2 of these for my sister as well means I’ve now been involved in 7 of these and I’ve nearly memorized the process.

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#1 posted 11-27-2015 04:21 AM

Nice looking cribs, want to make one whenever we have our first kid. What did you finish them with?

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#2 posted 12-21-2015 04:01 PM

used minwax Gunstock stain and minwax wiping poly on the oak crib. Simply put a few coats of minwax polycrylic on the maple one.

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