After 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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