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  1. Natural Finishes for Baby Crib

    New Member Introductions
    Hi all, I'm new here and trying to get info on as 'non-toxic' of a finish as possible for the baby co-sleeper and crib (pine) I've just built (first real project). I'm in the Rep. of Georgia and a friend said I could use bee's wax. When searching on youtube, most have been mixed with linseed...
  2. Crib wood selection recommendations

    Wood Finishing
    Hey folks, I'm making a crib for our inbound new housemate. I have a general design idea in my head, but wanted to some recommendations on the woods. There are two solid end pieces made out of maple (already taken care of). For the sides/railing I'm going to use slats instead of dowels. To...
  3. Is Poplar Strong Enough

    Design & Plans
    First of all i'm new to the forum and wanted to say hello. But, my question is... I am in the process of building a simple crib. It will be painted, so grain and look of the wood is not an issue. I was wondering if using poplar to keep cost of wood down is a reasonable choice?
  4. Cherry Mobile Arm for Crib

    Project Showcase
    Here are some images and a video of the finished mobile arm that I built for our upcoming first born. The arm and bracket are curly maple with some 1/4-20 toilet bolts embedded in them. The arm is made from three sections that are segmented and joined with 3/8" dowels. The very tip has a...
  5. dayid's crib build thread

    Project Showcase
    I'm not very experienced with woodwork, but with a daughter on the way (due end of January), my father and I am currently working on her crib. I started drawing a week or two ago, and have worked on this an hour or so before work when I have time. After much penciling, I made a (rough)...
  6. refinishing a crib

    Wood Finishing
    We have an older crib that my mother used for me about 30 years ago and would like to stain it a real dark brown color. I think its kinda a maple (medium) color now. I was wondering if my husband could use a liquid sander? Since we have some already, the crib is nothing but a bunch of spindles...
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