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Blog entry by MOJOE posted 06-21-2009 04:19 AM 743 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well,
Pending verification from our family doctor, it appears that my next project will be a baby crib. Yep, the wife took a home test today and it says “positive”. If all is well, this will be number 2 and I can’t wait. Aside from this great news, we are in the process of getting our house ready to sell. Might be some new shop space in my future. Things should be pretty crazy around here in a few months. But, as least I get to take to wife to the hardwood supplier to pick out some crib material. Any suggestions on wood type????? Nothing too dark, and though I really like it, looks like walnut is the cut off. As things progress, I will post progress pix (the crib, not the wife)
joe

-- Measuring twice and cutting once only works if you read the tape correctly!



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cabinetmaster

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#1 posted 06-21-2009 04:25 AM

Congratulations man. Looks like you have your work cut out for you.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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cabinetmaster

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#2 posted 06-21-2009 04:26 AM

Oh forgot…........ How about Cherry or Maple?

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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a1Jim

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#3 posted 06-21-2009 04:42 AM

congrats I like maple and cherry also

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Karson

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#4 posted 06-21-2009 04:50 AM

Congratulations.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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kenn

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#5 posted 06-21-2009 05:12 AM

Congrats as well, I vote for cherry, it’ll continue to warm as it ages and it will definitely become an heirloom.

-- Every cloud has a silver lining

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Rustic

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#6 posted 06-21-2009 05:49 AM

Congrats. Maple

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#7 posted 06-21-2009 05:58 AM

Congrats

Life as you knew it, is about to take a 180

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Jeff

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#8 posted 06-21-2009 06:46 AM

I just made a crib for my best friend about a year and a half ago. I used maple for most of it with the exception of the bottom, which was birch ply.
I’ll post some pics soon. Congrats!

-- - In the end, everything will be okay. If it isn't okay, it isn't the end yet.

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MOJOE

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#9 posted 06-21-2009 01:59 PM

Thanks everyone, I have kind of been leaning towards cherry as well, and maybe trying to incorporate some maple or other “blond wood” as accents. I suppose the final decision will come down to what momma wants though….haha

-- Measuring twice and cutting once only works if you read the tape correctly!

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#10 posted 06-21-2009 05:22 PM

Congrats. I would go for Cherry, with maple being my next choice.

Scrappy

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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