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My son is expecting his first child around the end of September. In a
recent phone call, our wives decided that it would be a great father-son
project if we built a crib together. Sounds to good to us too, however we
sort of have a logistics wrinkle. He lives about 2 hours west of Chicago
and I live about two hours east of New York. So the plan is to have each of
us build part of the crib, I fly to visit him, probably soon after the
birth, and we finish the project together.
Now we are both engineers, capable of reading drawings and contracting out
work so sharing this shouldn't be too hard (he says, optimistically). I
note that Rockler has a crib plan for sale AND, more importantly, crib
specific hardware. The Rockler design looks close to what the expecting
parents like (although the wives are reviewing designs as we speak).
My plan is to buy both the plan and hardware package from Rockler. (15% off
sale until 6/27.) Once we have the plan, we can understand how the crib
specific hardware is employed and modify the plan to get the style the wives
like but have it still work with the Rockler hardware. Then one of us will
build the ends and the other the sides, OR we will each build one end and
one side, OR ???? For myself, I would like to build at least one end and
embelish it with some an inlay (marquetry) to make the crib special and
So, on to the questions:
Question 1 - Does anyone have experience with the Rockler crib plan and/or
the crib specific hardware? Please comment.
Question 2 - Can anyone offer suggestions on how do deal with the logistics
of us collaborating on the project from two differnt locations?