crib for new granddaughter

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here is a walnut crib that i made for my son to be used by his new daughter(my new grandaughter}. she cam a month early so i’m behind on the delivery date. i have a lot of hours is this. way more that i would have dreamed. the original plane came out of wood magazine that i built 13 years ago for my oldest daughter to be used by my first grandson. that crib was to be passed down to the next child to use when they had children.

well we found out that my youngest and her husband were expecting in may so crib number one headed to her house. 2 months later i found out my son and his wife were expecting so he asked me to build another crib. they picked waslnut as the species of wood they wanted and the finish.

cut down a walnut tree in my back yard 2 1/2 years ago and my neighbor cut down 2 trees and gave me his walnut logs from his 2 trees if i would make him a live edge coffee table. pretty good deal i figured so i agreed.

i made some modifications to the Wood magazine plan so i could use my new festool domino fasteners and they worked greatl

i had a few issues in the finish as i forgot to wipe of the excess tung oil finish after the second coat so it took about 10 days to cure out.

all that is left is the matress support.

delivery set for labor day.

-- No dust on the floor....No money in the bank

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#1 posted 08-27-2019 07:08 AM

Trees from your homes, turned into a crib for multiple Grandchildren. Sounds like an Heirloom to me. Then you justify a new tool, I’m wondering how this can be better. Well it is a very nice looking crib. Plus a happy story.

Thanks for posting.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#2 posted 08-27-2019 10:19 AM

Nice family project.

-- Petey

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#3 posted 08-27-2019 11:28 AM

Fabulous project. A family heirloom!

-- Tom

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#4 posted 08-27-2019 03:41 PM

She’s a beauty. The crib that is. Nice Job.

-- Sawdust is man glitter

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#5 posted 08-27-2019 03:46 PM

That’s truly beautiful.

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#6 posted 08-27-2019 07:14 PM

Congrats on the granddaughter! Nice, very nice crib

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#7 posted 08-28-2019 12:31 AM

Congratulations on your new Granddaughter, beautiful Heirloom Crib you built.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#8 posted 08-28-2019 03:33 PM

Nice work on the crib. I also built a crib to that plan a few years ago for my grandson. Now it’s my granddaughter’s.

-- Mike - Waukesha, WI

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