unfinished crib

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Project by dustprocrastinator posted 11-30-2012 04:13 AM 3117 views 2 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The crib was started well before my baby boy was born and now he is sleeping in a toddler bed. And the crib is still not finished. That being said that is why the the four side stiles are not finished and there are still pencil scribes and some machining marks on parts of the crib. The maple rails are not finished either. I was going to also make a moulding that wrapped around the base of the crib, where the top rail of the drawers meets the bottom rail of the enclosure but never got around to it.

High yield: read below if you are only interested in wood, and finish.

Jatoba also known was brazilian cherry. Jatoba makes the drawer fronts the carcass of the crib, the plugs on the maple rails, and all the stiles and rails.
Maple. Maple was use in the construction of the draw box and top rails.
Aromatic cedar. The aromatic cedar makes up the bottoms of the drawers.

finish: Shellac. Many thin layers of shellac. I used seal coat because that is a very low cut of shellac and I did not want the shellac to make the wood too amber. The most important reason I used shellac was that at the time I felt that it was the most child safe finish available, since they put shellac in everything from granola bars to the outside coating of pills. If my little one was going to possibly be gnawing on his crib I wanted him to gnaw on something that was nontoxic. I have come to learn that all finishes are technically food/child safe as long as the finish has completely cured and you are not chipping flakes off and eating those flakes.

Thanks for looking.

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#1 posted 11-30-2012 05:25 PM

A real beauty!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#2 posted 11-30-2012 10:03 PM

Absolutely gorgeous!

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#3 posted 11-30-2012 11:31 PM

thank you all.

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