Submitted by David, from Cypress, TEXAS on 7/2/2009-Crib --4 pics
The plans and hardware where good. I did not like the design or reading instructions on how to make my furniture so I just used the hardware and the plans for the dimensions of the crib. I made my own design on AutoCAD and built the other furniture pieces to match the crib. It turned out great and only took me about 2 weeks to build after work and on the weekends. I built the crib out of white select pine from local home center which is more economical and easier to work with. I build my own furniture not only because it is a great hobby, I build my own furniture to save money. So if I used a harder would it would have been more costly. I did not plane down any of the slats as I do not have a planer and with using pine it needed the strength. For the finish I just used polyurethane and no stain which was the first time I finished furniture like that before and it turned out great. The crib is strong and should last through all the kids we want to have. Thank you Rockler for having the hardware to make a crib.
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