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Project by Splitblade posted 08-10-2015 12:29 PM 1117 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

New to posting on lumberjocks, decided i would go back and post some of my projects I have done. Instead of flooding lumberjocks, I think ill post a few of my projects up front then spread the rest out over the next few months.
This is a co-sleeper I made for my last daughter (co-sleeper is a 3 sided crib that hooks to the bed as kind of a bed extension). the sides are made out of cherry with sapele legs. connected the legs to the sides with interlocking through tendons, not really sure how this will work over time, but its survived a year so far without any movement issues (thought I live in northern California so that may help too).
This was my first attempt at relief carving, happy with the way it turned out, borrowed the Celtic tree and the cat from google search, but free hand the rest of the trees on there (the most impressive thing on here if you know about my artistic ability). Used malachite to do a crush stone inlay for the Celtic tree’s leafs.
Fortunately my wife is skilled enough enough to make a custom mattress for it and so far it has been nice, sturdy and after a year of use…maybe slept in 3 times, oh well the thought was nice :D.





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#1 posted 08-10-2015 01:15 PM

Hey Splitblade. WELCOME to LJs! Neat little bed. The carving is beautiful!

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#2 posted 08-10-2015 01:15 PM

very nice

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#3 posted 08-10-2015 02:16 PM

Welcome to the forum and very nice work. If that is the first try a carving, you have found your niche. Looks to me like you really have a talent for it.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#4 posted 08-10-2015 02:19 PM

Splitblade, it’s a beautiful and unusal piece. Congratulations and welcome to Lumberjocks.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#5 posted 08-10-2015 05:19 PM

These bed extensions seem to be all the rage. Your version is beautiful, Splitblade! Great job on the relief carving. This has family heirloom written all over it. Thanks for sharing and welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- God bless, Candy

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#6 posted 08-10-2015 07:47 PM

Gorgeous Piece of Work Splitblade. Does this mean more kids so that you get the most use out of the bed extension?
The carvings are over the top for pizazz, and a great job you did.
Welcome to Lj’s, and I for one am looking forward to your next piece.

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#7 posted 08-10-2015 07:49 PM

Thank you guys for the nice comments, and yes, Paul, I think i did find a niche, since then I have carved several relief carvings, last one was very intricate tree of life with a phoenix and griffin on it, I am fortunate enough to have a job at a hospital that as long as everyone keeps breathing I can hide in the department and carve a little. Being able to do it at work makes it even easier to enjoy :D
And no Grumpy, unfortunately I made this for kid # 6 and I don’t think we will have any more kids to use this with, but hopefully its sturdy enough to be used for when my kids have kids, one can hope.

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#8 posted 08-10-2015 11:43 PM

SIX kids??? Took you a while to figure out what was causing that, didn’t it? :-) God love you man. You got your hands full!

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#9 posted 08-11-2015 04:46 PM

Nice!

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#10 posted 08-11-2015 04:52 PM

How is it secured to the adult bed?

-- God bless, Candy

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#11 posted 08-11-2015 10:06 PM

The divider board between our mattress and hers has brackets on it connected to a piece of plywood that sits under our mattress, and that should be enough to hold it there, I went overboard and put brackets on the end of the piece of plywood to hook the other side of our box spring as well so it isn’t going anywhere.

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#12 posted 08-12-2015 12:07 AM

Hard to not do ‘overboard’ when the baby’s safety is concerned.
:-)
Thanks.

-- God bless, Candy

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