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Question Ideas for cedar strip baby crib

So I have these 1/4" cedar strips that I was going to use for a paddleboard for a girlfriend at the time. She ended up cheating on me & I've had this wood for a few years because I just haven't found something I want to use it for; my good friend owns a kayak/SUP guide service, so I just use her stuff for free. Well, now that I'm married (to a different & better lady), and since we are trying to get pregnant, I thought it would be cool to build a crib out of the strips. IIRC, I have 70% red, 30% white, some strips up to 17' long with the tongue & groove already cut. I have the glass & epoxy too...
I am thinking I could get some cedar board for a solid frame, to be safe, and build the bottom, head-board & foot-board solid out of the strips, and then make the bars out of the strips too. Maybe put 2 of the strips together, then a gap & repeat. To help add rigidity to them, cut a groove in the upper and lower frames and slide the bars into those. Glass everything over and I think it would look really beautiful.

Anyone ever done anything like this? Any recommendations? Think my wife would even let me?
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cedar is not a good choice for baby furniture - it's soft and it splinters easily. we had an antique crib - when the teeth starting coming in the kid just about chewed through the top rail before we realized what was going on - we had to put away the family crib and go with a modern style complete with thick plastic cap on the rail.....

not sure what you have in mind with: " Glass everything over and I think it would look really beautiful"
looks like a spellchecker in overerrordrive . . .

plus, cedar does not paint / finish well either - it has a lot of oils that make coatings flake off.
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not sure what you have in mind with: " Glass everything over and I think it would look really beautiful"
looks like a spellchecker in overerrordrive . . .

plus, cedar does not paint / finish well either - it has a lot of oils that make coatings flake off.
Glass=fiberglass. With epoxy, it finishes clear & brings out the beauty; just look at cedar strip kayaks. If a baby could chew through that, then baby teeth are stronger than sharp oyster shells! I wouldn't leave bare wood where a kid could chew, the dogs are rough enough on that! It would also stop splintering.
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having done a minor amount of f/g layup - I would not tackle tons of slats/rails/grooves in a crib construction. but that's just me.
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