A Crib for Nathan #1: One Tough Customer

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Blog entry by Patrick Jaromin posted 11-23-2008 02:35 AM 1604 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Now that he’s arrived, I need to get crackin’ on a crib for our latest addition.

As with the cribs I built for Annalise and Sean, I wanted to use an “off the shelf” plan to ensure it complies with the latest safety standards as well as to make it easier to fit it with standard hardware, mattress, etc. In the end, we settled on the “Heirloom Crib” design I had used for my daughter. This one will be built with cherry and walnut and sport some minor changes, like walnut end panels and compound curves in the posts, to better match the completed dresser.

My 2 week old son Nathan decided to visit me in the shop this afternoon to supervise the construction. He was one tough customer when it came to my modifications, but in the end, he approved.

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-- Patrick, Chicago, IL

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#1 posted 11-23-2008 02:46 AM

You mean he can cry THAT loud? :^)

Looks like you have a cute little shop assistant!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 11-23-2008 06:34 PM

Better get get started!,,,,,,,Congratulations on the little guy!

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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#3 posted 11-23-2008 06:46 PM

What a little cutie.Congratulations.

-- Dustygirl..Hastings,Ontario.. How much wood can 1 gal chuck if 1 gal can't cut wood?

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#4 posted 11-24-2008 12:42 AM

Thats what I call an early introduction to woodworking.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#5 posted 11-24-2008 05:16 AM

He looks like a splinter off the old block of wood….congrats Pat….Blkcherry

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#6 posted 03-16-2011 03:10 AM

Do you still have the plans for this crib, Rockler stopped selling them. Would be happy to pay you for them or make copies, just what ever would be right with you. You can reach me here if you like. Thanks Larry R

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