Well, Ive finally done it. I finished a project. Ok, I've finished projects before, but everyone didn't ask me how it was going like on this one. LOML and I were graced with the gift of a beautiful baby girl last Sept. A few weeks early, which required me to shift the schedule of completing the crib a bit. As some may know, once there's a baby in the house, everything is different. While working on the finishing steps, LOML was not happy with the side table she picked out for the nursery, so in my infinite wisdom and apparently abundent free time I suggested to build one myself. Thinking to myself "It can't be that bad." And who could say no to this cute little face?
So, last month when the child is turning 4 months old, and it's a few days before we were to have a houseful of people (her baptism) I finished them. Here they are.
The crib is from plans, with some of my own design mods, and the side table is an original design. They are both made of alder (thanks for the suggestion Tod, I think it worked out great) with a red mahogany stain. Finish is one coat of dewaxed shellac, and 3 coats of GF Top coat poly.