5 year Baby Crib

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Project by dhart1969 posted 01-26-2013 12:14 AM 2041 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I started building this (plans from Norm Abram) 6 years ago. It was supposed to be for my then unborn daughter. Well, life happens and that along with all my woodworking projects went idle for quite sometime. For about a year I have been slowly getting time in my shop and decided it was time to finish this thing! Now my daughter can have it for her dolls.
The box joints and complex angles were a major challenge for me. I had never done them before and built a jig for my table saw (shop smith) but they are far from perfect. I learned just how little room for error there is on a box joint jig! Wood is cherry with a natural danish oil finish. Still trying to decide whether I should put a poly or shellac finish over that, maybe I’ll figure that out in the next 5 years :)

-- Dave in NH

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#1 posted 01-26-2013 12:54 AM

Looks really nice.

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#2 posted 01-26-2013 04:06 AM

Nice work. I like it.

-- Jim, Eagle Point, Oregon

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#3 posted 01-26-2013 01:28 PM

Very nice. I bought Norm’s book just for this cradle plan. Have yet to start it, partially because the the box joints and complex angles are rather intimidating.

Boston, MA

-- Keith H. I want more gadgets; I need more skills

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#4 posted 01-26-2013 01:31 PM

Dave, That’s a beautiful little crib. You did a fine job on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#5 posted 01-26-2013 04:08 PM

A fine job, looks great

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#6 posted 01-28-2013 07:00 AM

Looks good…..I have a new niece or nephew coming in August so I’ve been thinking about building one too.

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