Nursery Projects

April 15, 2009 by
Filed under: Furniture, Projects 

100_1125After I found out that we were expecting our first child, I knew that it was going to take a little work to get the nursery set up.  For the room itself, I decided I wanted up put up wainscoting around the room.    Since I planned on painting the wainscoting, I built everything out of  mdf except for the top molding that I made out of pine.  I used 1/2″ mdf for the raised panels and side rails and  5/8″ mdf for the top and bottom rails.  I cut everything to size except the corner rails which I left wide until installation.  Installation went really quick, however I did have to move one outlet.

For the crib, I knew that I wanted to build something special.  I took measurements from a crib I saw in a retail store.  I made the crib out of solid cherry.  I’d have to say that the crib is one of the best pieces that I have ever built.  After I completed the crib, I started on the changing table/dresser.  The changing table is built out of cherry plywood with solid cherry trim.  I had planned on making a raised panel door for the dresser, but I didn’t get to it before the new arrival.

My second daughter is now using the crib, truly a heirloom piece of furniture that will get used by all my kids and passed down to the next generation.

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One Response to “Nursery Projects”
  1. Dave Corner says:

    Thanks for sharing, this is a fantastic post.Really thank you! Will read on…

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