Baby's First Furniture

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Blog series by Bob_B updated 01-20-2008 05:46 AM 3 parts 8669 reads 14 comments total

Part 1: Baby's First Furniture - The Plan.

10-31-2007 04:35 AM by Bob_B | 1 comment »

My wife and I are expecting our first child in February. This after 2 years of trying. Needless to say, we are very excited. This, of course, is my chance to build some baby furniture and spend a little time in the shop that isn’t work related. No real deadlines, and the freedom to use all of the creativity I want. What could be better. There is one other reason I’m building these 2 items. I’d really like to build something that my daughter will have when she gets married...

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Part 2: The lumber yard

11-24-2007 04:25 AM by Bob_B | 4 comments »

Part 2- Finally made the trip to the mill today. My favorite mill is in Greenfield MA which is about 2.5 hrs away from our house in Warwick, RI. We were in the area for thanksgiving and have been planning on picking up material for this project for some time. After making some rough drawings, I figured that 85 board feet should be more than enough lumber to complete this project. I planned on all 4/4 except for about 5 BF of 8/4 for the legs.. This mill usually has a great supply of ...

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Part 3: Finished Dresser/Changing Table

01-20-2008 05:46 AM by Bob_B | 9 comments »

Well it was my plan to update this blog as this project progressed, but life is a little crazy right now. Those of you with kids know what I’m talking about. I don’t actually have any yet, but getting ready for this one has added an extra level of busyness I didn’t account for. We had a baby shower last weekend and my wife was pushing to at least have one of the 2 pieces of baby furniture done for that weekend (the other being the crib). Fortunately, I was between jobs (c...

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