Landon's crib

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Project by Slacker posted 09-13-2008 05:30 AM 2145 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My first grandchild is a boy and his name is Landon… I kind of like that. So I am building his crib, and enjoying the entire process. Got a plan from, and started well enough. As I posted previously, I immediately started by screwing up, but was able to recover. Here is the rest of the story, to the point where I’m at now.

So, I executed the cut list, and neatly tagged all the pieces.
Crib in sticks
After I fixed the screw up with the legs, cut the mortises on the correct face, and drill screws on the face next to it.
Cut some tenons on the stretchers for the ends
Mortise and tenons
and assembled the ends…

Next, the rails… a ton of slats were cut
A ton of slats
and then the top and bottom rails
Top and bottom rails
Cut a slot, and glued fill blocks with spaces in between for the rail slats
Gluing fill blocks
And now, the rails assembled
Assembled rails

Now, the plans call for slats in the end panels, but I don’t like that part of it. I am going to veneer two 3/8” panels with burled or pillowed maple on one face of each, and try to make the following inlays on the other face. The moon inlay goes on the inside of the crib, the sun on the outside.

This is the coolest thing I have ever made!

-- Adapt, improvise, overcome

5 comments so far

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#1 posted 09-13-2008 02:55 PM

nice project, made with a lot of love. you can tell that. enjoy the little one.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#2 posted 09-13-2008 06:03 PM

Looks like the project is coming along. I’m Looking forward to see how it turns out, and congradulations on the grandson.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#3 posted 09-13-2008 06:42 PM

Great project, do post some pics when it is ready. I like your grandchild’s name. His name reminds me my favorite tv series “Lttle House On The Prairie”.
Take care and work safe.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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Occie gilliam

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#4 posted 07-13-2009 07:27 PM

Nice job, how did Landon like it? its been almost a year now

-- OC down in Costa Rica. come down and see me some time. I'll keep the light on for you [email protected]

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#5 posted 07-16-2009 07:04 AM

good start on the crib


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