Rob Scrimgeour's Doll's Cot

A wonderful gift for granddaughter Emily.

SHOP OWNER: Rob Scrimgeour
LOCATION: Cape Town, South Africa

    This is a doll's cot I made for my two-year-old granddaughter Emily. The carcase is cherry wood, and the panels are of a local indigenous wood called Wit Els. (No relation to Ernie!) It actually means white alder, but I do not know if it is related to the alders of the Northern Hemisphere. It is a lovely wood to work, taking a very good finish, and cutting evenly on the scroll saw.
Rob Scrimgeour's Doll's Cot

    I used my Triton table saw and Triton router table - this is a very nice system made in Australia, and quite popular in this part of the world, with many ingenious accessories.
    The panels are not glued, but are profiled to fit snugly into routed grooves in the rails. The rails in turn are double-dowelled into the end uprights. The finish is Danish Oil. My wife made the bedding. I'm glad I made it quite sturdy, as Emily insists on having her turn in the cot!

...Rob Scrimgeour




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