Cot Commissioning

It has been a few months since we finished the cot, ready for a final sand and oil, and of course it’s young occupant!

So my colleague took the cot home, then disassembled it into components as we designed it. He then proceeded to run multiple passes (and grades) of sandpaper (on a random orbital sander) over the cot, then applied Organoil’s Hard Burnishing Oil over it.  The result is awesome :), and MJ (aka new Dad) sent these photos through.

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Oiling the rails

As the oil is applied, you can really see the beauty of the grain in the Tassie Oak, and the colour come out.

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Before and After

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Before and After – End Pieces

I love this one – the before and after shows up the details of the piece, and the colour and features of the timber.

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Assembled, bed made up, and in the nursery

So it all came together, and what a difference a little finishing makes!

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The Cot

So here it is – the first cot that I have turned out, and MJ has done a great job finishing it off.  Hope the bub gets lots of sleep!  I’m really pleased with the outcome, and MJ should be equally so :)

3 Responses

  1. Very nice

  2. Stuart,
    What was the cot side mechanism you used to lock the side up and release it?

    • They are a spring-loaded door stop thing (not sure the actual name). We looked around for quite a while and found these to be perfect. With 2 of them, both sides have to be released at the same time for the side to drop. Because they are spring loaded, they automatically click in when at the right height.

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