|Project by dbriski||posted 05-03-2007 10:45 PM||26091 views||11 times favorited||24 comments|
I made this Baby Cradle for my sister’s first child. I came up with the idea after seen a few on other forums and I had 2 weeks to make it happen before the baby shower. I used 4/4 cherry that I had on hand and purchased a bit of 8/4 for the feet. I finished off using Deft water based wood finish foregoing any Boiled Linseed oil due to the tight time constraints. It was a bit lighter than we wanted but it looked great and will darken with time.
This project had a lot of firsts for me, first time working with cherry, first “fine furniture” piece, and first Mortise and Tenons. It was a stressful couple weeks only working a couple hours a night and only getting 1 full weekend. My lovely wife was willing to help out and enjoyed drilling a few mortises, rough cutting on the band saw and lots of sanding. The final bit of hardware and wax was applied a couple hours before the shower and was well received.
-- David, www.briskibusiness.com