Klingspor's Woodworking Shop (Locations) Ad #1

Special Events in the next 30 days

Page 5 of 5 FirstFirst 1 2 3 4 5
Results 61 to 68 of 68
  1. #61
    Corporate Member
    DQ

    Nickname
    Bromley (30)
    Join Date
    Jun 2017
    Location
    Raleigh, NC
    Posts
    145
    Visit Freq
    6.58 visits/week
    Threads
    9
    Classifieds
    0

    Re: Crib Project from Design to Completion - In Progress

    Quote Originally Posted by bash View Post
    That crib is looking awesome. Great craftsmanship!
    Thank you!

    This weekend I was able to finish up the sides, install the threaded inserts and get it all bolted together for the first time. I'm very happy with how it fit up and it is rock solid. I'm just working on wrapping up the trim work now and then I will spray shellac on all of the pieces. The mattress support frame will bolt directly to the legs with the same threaded inserts.









    -Bromley

  2. The following user says Thank You to mbromley for this useful post:


  3. #62
    Senior User
    Nickname
    Jeff
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Rougemont, NC
    Posts
    6,636
    Visit Freq
    6.96 visits/week
    Threads
    585
    Classifieds
    0

    Re: Crib Project from Design to Completion - In Progress

    Nicely done from the design concept to the finished piece for your first child. Is this going to be one of those 3-in-1 convertible beds that will be used beyond infancy? I don't recall the long term plan.

  4. The following user says Thank You to Jeff for this useful post:


  5. #63
    Corporate Member
    DQ

    Nickname
    Bromley (30)
    Join Date
    Jun 2017
    Location
    Raleigh, NC
    Posts
    145
    Visit Freq
    6.58 visits/week
    Threads
    9
    Classifieds
    0

    Re: Crib Project from Design to Completion - In Progress

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff View Post
    Nicely done from the design concept to the finished piece for your first child. Is this going to be one of those 3-in-1 convertible beds that will be used beyond infancy? I don't recall the long term plan.
    Thanks! Yes the sides bolt to the front and back so that I can eventually turn it into a headboard and footboard. That will obviously require making some side rails and cross slats, but it is doable for sure. It will stay in the crib configuration for a handful of years as we plan to have multiple kids.

  6. #64
    User TENdriver's Avatar
    Nickname
    TENdriver
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Wdbg, VA
    Posts
    555
    Visit Freq
    6.65 visits/week
    Threads
    18
    Classifieds
    0

    Re: Crib Project from Design to Completion - In Progress

    Bromley, Are you using shellac as the final topcoat finish?

  7. #65
    Corporate Member
    DQ

    Nickname
    Bromley (30)
    Join Date
    Jun 2017
    Location
    Raleigh, NC
    Posts
    145
    Visit Freq
    6.58 visits/week
    Threads
    9
    Classifieds
    0

    Re: Crib Project from Design to Completion - In Progress

    Quote Originally Posted by TENdriver View Post
    Bromley, Are you using shellac as the final topcoat finish?
    Yep that's the plan! Any recommendations?

  8. #66
    User TENdriver's Avatar
    Nickname
    TENdriver
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Wdbg, VA
    Posts
    555
    Visit Freq
    6.65 visits/week
    Threads
    18
    Classifieds
    0

    Re: Crib Project from Design to Completion - In Progress

    I’m primarily a fan of period furniture design (17th, 18th and very early 19th century) so finishes like bare wood, oils, and shellac are what I like for being period correct.

    I really don’t know what would be the ideal finish for this piece. As for shellac, I’ve never thought of it a a good finish for water or some chemical resistance. I’m certain water and alcohol will damage it but I would consider it very safe since I believe it’s used in foods.

    When you were doing your research, what was the recommended (CPSC or an actual “expert” versus internet dribble) finish for an infants crib?

    Also, what types of cleaners will be used? Is bleach and water still a mainstay?

  9. #67
    Corporate Member
    DQ

    Nickname
    Bromley (30)
    Join Date
    Jun 2017
    Location
    Raleigh, NC
    Posts
    145
    Visit Freq
    6.58 visits/week
    Threads
    9
    Classifieds
    0

    Re: Crib Project from Design to Completion - In Progress

    Quote Originally Posted by TENdriver View Post
    I’m primarily a fan of period furniture design (17th, 18th and very early 19th century) so finishes like bare wood, oils, and shellac are what I like for being period correct.

    I really don’t know what would be the ideal finish for this piece. As for shellac, I’ve never thought of it a a good finish for water or some chemical resistance. I’m certain water and alcohol will damage it but I would consider it very safe since I believe it’s used in foods.

    When you were doing your research, what was the recommended (CPSC or an actual “expert” versus internet dribble) finish for an infants crib?

    Also, what types of cleaners will be used? Is bleach and water still a mainstay?


    It's very difficult to discern actually requirements/recommendations from the ever so popular forum knowledge. However it seems the overwhelming majority recommends either waterlox or shellac. I spoke with some knowledgeable guys at woodcraft who recommended shellac as well. I figured it will be easier to spray and touch up if needed and most importantly it is safe.

  10. #68
    Senior User
    Nickname
    Jeff
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Rougemont, NC
    Posts
    6,636
    Visit Freq
    6.96 visits/week
    Threads
    585
    Classifieds
    0

    Re: Crib Project from Design to Completion - In Progress

    Both dewaxed shellac and Waterlox Original Sealer/Finish will be fine and acceptable as safe finishes after fully cured (like all food-safe finishes). Both are durable enough and easily repaired if necessary without a major refinishing effort.

    As for shellac, Iíve never thought of it a a good finish for water or some chemical resistance. Iím certain water and alcohol will damage it but I would consider it very safe since I believe itís used in foods.
    .

    Dewaxed shellac has much better chemical resistance than those with wax, however, don't use products containing ammonia for cleaning since it will dissolve shellac (don't know about very dilute bleach though).

    Zinsser SealCoat is dewaxed (clear, 2lb cut) or you can buy dewaxed shellac flakes and mix your 1-2 lb cut in DNA for spraying or brushing.

    http://www.shellacfinishes.com

Similar Threads

  1. New project idea - design review requested
    By Phil S in forum NCWW Outreach
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 09-07-2015, 09:23 PM
  2. Completed project..Jack's Crib
    By mkepke in forum General Woodworking
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 01-02-2008, 08:48 PM
  3. Latest project...design check
    By DaveO in forum General Woodworking
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 11-08-2007, 08:27 PM
  4. Project Joel, a Crib for the new baby...WIP Pics
    By ptt49er in forum General Woodworking
    Replies: 42
    Last Post: 07-05-2007, 11:11 AM
  5. It's alive, It's alive. :) Woodguy Toolhaul Story Completion
    By woodguy1975 in forum Power Tools and Their Use
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 01-15-2006, 08:00 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •