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A Crib From @#$!

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Project by Huckleberry posted 07-25-2009 06:28 AM 3188 views 4 times favorited 34 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Ok this monster of a crib was designed by a client who happens to be an architect. This looked cool on paper but proved to be one of the most challenging pieces I have built to date. And this one has also take the longest to produce also. During the construction of this monster I lost my religion several times and gained it all beck when it was delivered. This is all solid walnut except for the posts which I constructed out of mdf and veneered. At the time it seemed like a good move until one side was assembled and I had to lift this thing myself. What a hernia I received, but all in all I am very happy with the way this one turned out. One thing I do know is that baby cribs and such are not for me way too many regulations on these things and for the right the reasons I know. Just glad to deliver this beast, and take the money and run.

-- I cut it twice and the damn thing is still too short!@#$% https://kata.sendlane.com/view/diyers





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Christopher

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#1 posted 07-25-2009 06:32 AM

I bet it is heavy! I like the design but you can tell it is architect frivolous. Beautiful job though.

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#2 posted 07-25-2009 06:36 AM

Excellent!....too good to use as a crib….I can see what you mean about take the dough and run..heh….Glad I don’t have to put one of those together!

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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#3 posted 07-25-2009 06:37 AM

Agreed…Beautiful work !!!! Looks heavy as heck.

-- Don S.E. OK

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#4 posted 07-25-2009 06:51 AM

exelent work !
i don’t work with architects ,
way to self absorbed for my simple tastes .
it does look like the one my grandfather
was put in as a babe .
i remember that day well ….....

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#5 posted 07-25-2009 07:46 AM

Nice design, excellent work.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#6 posted 07-25-2009 08:17 AM

Your work is great.
The design is not only ugly but I would consider it to dangerous to put a child in. All those sharp corners and edges are going to hurt someone.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#7 posted 07-25-2009 09:42 AM

Beautiful work. I agree with Les, far too many corners for a baby to be in there safely, and far too many sharp edges to bang into when attending the little darling in the wee hours of the night :-)

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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blockhead

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#8 posted 07-25-2009 11:27 AM

You did an excellent job. I can’t imagine what a bear that thing must have been.

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.

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#9 posted 07-25-2009 11:27 AM

Beautiful crib, just gorgeous. It may be a beast but it looks very nice.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#10 posted 07-25-2009 12:25 PM

Hi Huclkleberry,
I think your achievement was above the call of duty, I wish I could have done as well. It is certainly unique and your craftsmanship allowed it to become an heirloom that the family will cherish forever. Whatever you were paid should have been doubled, congratulations. Jackass (Jack Keefe).

-- Jack Keefe Shediac NB Canada

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#11 posted 07-25-2009 01:16 PM

Gorgeous!

-- spanky46 -- Never enough clamps...Never enough tools...Never enough time.

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#12 posted 07-25-2009 01:26 PM

Nice work

I just finished two sliding doors for an architect and on day 14…...........I wanted to quit. A “demanding” bunch

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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Russel

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#13 posted 07-25-2009 01:38 PM

Downright impressive work. Somehow, though I can see a baby viewing that as a “safe” place to be, both physically and emotionally.

-- Working at Woodworking http://www.VillageLaneFurniture.com

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huff

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#14 posted 07-25-2009 02:55 PM

Huckleberry, You did a beautiful job on the crib. Great build!!! I know what you mean by regulations…..I built one crib in my career and by the time I read all the safety regulations pertaining to building and finishing a crib and the liabilities attached to manufacturing one scared me to death. Looked like the Architect designed a great looking “Cell Block” for his baby. lol. Great job on your part… One to be proud of.

-- John @ http://www.thehuffordfurnituregroup.com

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#15 posted 07-25-2009 03:01 PM

Your work is beautiful. I hope you got paid well for it :-)

-- TheQueTip, Killeen Texas - All tools I've purchased from Harbor Freight eventually became a hammer.

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