Baby Crib...

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Project by GBS posted 10-07-2013 01:10 AM 3901 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

...With potential for expansion in the future

Plans: WOOD Magazine 3 in 1 Crib plans
Material: White oak, red oak ply
Finish: Watco Danish Oil, Natural : Medium Walnut, 1:1 Minwax water based tintable stain- Spice – on the red oak ply.

I finished this project today. I was not sure if I would finish in time so I did not construct the guardrail or the bed rails for the toddler or adult bed that are part of this plan. Maybe there will be time for that in the future.

I used red oak panels on the end since white oak ply is a bit out of my budget and not really available locally. In order to avoid a “close but not quite” match, I took this opportunity to make the end panels bright red. Good for a little boy.

The project was relatively straight forward. The crib breaks down into four elements for easy transport. The elements are attached by connector bolts and cross dowels. These are fussy but I eventually made them connect. All the hardware including the mattress support is available from I think this company supports WOOD magazine’s plan sets.

I am very pleased with the finish both for the final looks and the ease of use.

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#1 posted 10-07-2013 04:06 AM

Really nice work, Greg. Takes a lot of time a patience to do that kind of build. I know from experience.
It will be one of those heirloom pieces.

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#2 posted 10-07-2013 03:48 PM

Nicely done.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#3 posted 10-07-2013 05:46 PM

Wow, this is really cool. Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#4 posted 10-07-2013 06:20 PM

Beautiful crib, it looks great…well done.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#5 posted 10-08-2013 03:21 AM

I like the expansion possibilities.

-- Sorry the reply is so long. I didn't have time to write a short reply.

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#6 posted 10-08-2013 04:18 AM

Great job. Your child?

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#7 posted 10-08-2013 12:09 PM

Very nice work.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#8 posted 10-09-2013 04:40 PM

Fine work on that beautiful and well made crib. I’m sure it will be enjoyed by many generations in the family.

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#9 posted 10-11-2013 10:58 AM

Excellent work. Cribs made of wooden like oak, pine,and related high-quality quality wood are considered the perfect for child’s health. A crib is somewhere where your baby should feel safe and secure and a place that you feel comfortable to leave him.
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