Use for some excess teak

AlswaggAlswagg Posts: 1,832Member ✭✭✭✭✭
Some of you may know my Son and Daughter inlaw are expecting their first baby. His name is Lucas and due in Dec 15+-   He needed a bedside crib, so I decided to build one today. I have never actually seen a bedside crib in person but I did look at some photos on line.  Well this is my version built out of solid teak planks.  I still need to sand and oil with mineral oil 

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  • AlswaggAlswagg Posts: 1,832Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    I used my old Craftsman tablesaw, router, and miter saw to build it 
  • TrashmanTrashman New Jersey/ philaPosts: 374Member ✭✭✭
    Very nice.  Did you have to research what to use on the wood that is baby safe? I imagine there’s natural finishes you could use.  Just guessing.  I wish I had one of these to try out.my boy had colic and I was in there every 30 mins at nite. Very nice if you to build this. 
  • AlswaggAlswagg Posts: 1,832Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    Going to use virgin mineral oil. Same oils as you seal wood cutting blocks with. 
  • trip_ntrip_n Posts: 220Member ✭✭✭
    very nice
  • zaverin1zaverin1 Saint Clair Shores,MIPosts: 804Member ✭✭✭
    Very cool
  • diggin2day1diggin2day1 Long Island, NYPosts: 920Member ✭✭✭
    Beautiful!! 
  • Handymans342Handymans342 Cape Coral, FLPosts: 5,375Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    Grandpa already? LOL
  • reneechris14reneechris14 Pawcatuck river CTPosts: 1,049Member ✭✭✭
    Nice you round all the corners and the slats. Good craftsmanship Grandpa
    2005 Rinker FV342  boat name "Ten Forty"  Pawcatuck river,Ct
  • rasburyrasbury Sanford, FLPosts: 3,739Member ✭✭✭✭
    Nice craftsmanship there Al! I like to build stuff and remodel but when it comes to making stuff like that- without a table saw there is no way to cut the joints etc. to do something like this. I would like to rebuild my kitchen cabinets and make it all myself- just don't have the room for the saw and shop set up- nor the time right now. Heck, hardly have time for the boat so I can't add to the list yet! And I have a great grandson that just turned 1, I'm 59!
  • Dream_InnDream_Inn Annapolis, MDPosts: 3,888Member, Moderator mod
    Looks very nice and well made!  I'm sure you are excited for that day to come you see your son using it for your grandchild.

    Dream 'Inn III -- 2008 400 Express

  • AlswaggAlswagg Posts: 1,832Member ✭✭✭✭✭
  • AlswaggAlswagg Posts: 1,832Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    This is the bedside crib with Virgin Mineral oil applied. The grain really shows up well 
  • diggin2day1diggin2day1 Long Island, NYPosts: 920Member ✭✭✭
    Really made the wood pop!!!
  • randy56randy56 Newburgh INPosts: 1,802Member ✭✭✭✭
    awesome job, i bet you will have brownie points with grandma. 
    Boat Name : Knot My Prolem

    2003 - 270
  • shawnmjrshawnmjr Detroit MIPosts: 746Member ✭✭✭
    I don’t see any capacity ratings or warning labels on it
  • AlswaggAlswagg Posts: 1,832Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    Next I will design a removable side for use when not against the bed. 
  • Michael TMichael T Posts: 5,974Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    Al - don't let the kid see that sled or you'll have a hard time keeping him in the crib! :-)
  • Handymans342Handymans342 Cape Coral, FLPosts: 5,375Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    You need to clean that shop!
  • shawnmjrshawnmjr Detroit MIPosts: 746Member ✭✭✭
    That is a nice sled. 
  • nhsdnhsd Posts: 145Member ✭✭✭
    I think that wood with an oil finish is very pretty. However, given the likelyhood of what will periodically be "spilled"/soaked into that wood I would think that you would be better off with a film finish. Since it is for a little one, I personally would consider a shellac finish (shellac is heavily used in the food industry). It is also very easily repaired/refreshed for the next "user" of the crib  ;)

    Dave

    2002 Captiva 212, 5.0 220 hp, Alpha 1, 1.62 gears

    Moon Township, PA - boating in the Ohio River

  • AlswaggAlswagg Posts: 1,832Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    Handy, you are correct.  We need to really clean all 3 bays in the shop.  My desk is a mess also 
  • Cableguy GregCableguy Greg Pittsburgh, PAPosts: 3,001Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    Beautiful! You did a great job!
    2008 280 Express Cruiser, 6.2MPI, B3, Pittsburgh, PA
    Go Steelers!!!
  • diggin2day1diggin2day1 Long Island, NYPosts: 920Member ✭✭✭
    Oh the wonderful things I could do with some excess teak....
  • AlswaggAlswagg Posts: 1,832Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    I usually keep around 300sq ft of teak in stock.   I buy from my supplier called Diamond Teak 
  • Michael TMichael T Posts: 5,974Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    ....geez Al, did you win a lottery? That stuff is really expensive.
  • reneechris14reneechris14 Pawcatuck river CTPosts: 1,049Member ✭✭✭
    Grand kids are priceless mt
    2005 Rinker FV342  boat name "Ten Forty"  Pawcatuck river,Ct
  • AlswaggAlswagg Posts: 1,832Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    Mike the mahogany that we import from Costa Rica is actually much higher priced.  I buy the center core of the trunk usually 10”x10”x 80”   This is guaranteed to be cut and drying since the 1950’s.  The wood grain is beatifull I have it milled and sanded to 3/8” x 2 1/2”x 36”.   
  • rasburyrasbury Sanford, FLPosts: 3,739Member ✭✭✭✭
    What do you do with all this wood?
  • AlswaggAlswagg Posts: 1,832Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    Ras. I build things lol.   The teak is mainly for custom flooring in cruisers and ski boats.  The mahogany is for antique boats   I will be using teak planking for the interior window trim on the house we are building.  I also have a 16’ Long ridge beam that I will Be overlaying with distressed Hazelwood 
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