Doll Crib

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Project by BburgBoy posted 06-30-2018 04:28 PM 1071 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Baby Doll Crib for granddaughter’s 4th birthday….made and slightly modified from WoodStore plans. Constructed of poplar and maple. I was too intimidated to use dowels as the plans called, so I screwed it together. Counter sunk plugs covered the holes nicely.

Finished with several cans of spray paint. With all those slats, I thought it might be easier to spray than brush. I regretted that decision because I was constantly sanding little nibs between coats. Ultimately, I buffed out the final coat with brown paper bag.

The stencil was tricky. I tested with several different brushes and paints and decided against that technique because the paint bled underneath the stencil. Ultimately, I used a repositionable adhesive on the stencil (to ensure it was lying perfectly flat against the surface) and gently sprayed a light coat.

-- Larry, SW Virginia

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#1 posted 06-30-2018 06:04 PM

This is a beautiful cradle and nicely done.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#2 posted 07-01-2018 02:02 PM

Nice work. The stenciled part really sets it off.

I encourage you to use the search engine here on LJ’s and find some tutorials on using dowels. Always good to have the ability and some experience for when you do NEED it.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#3 posted 07-02-2018 12:28 PM

Beautifully done Larry :-))

-- I collect hobbies. There is no sense in limiting yourself (Don W) - - - - - - - - Kenny in SW VA

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