Baby crib

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Project by Todd Barrone posted 03-03-2016 03:36 PM 1831 views 1 time favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a crib one of our customers ordered, these are really time consuming to build and finish. It has 6 coats of hand rubbed clear gloss poly. I tried to keep it simple so it’s easy to break it down if necessary to move but also stay rigid. The biggest challenge was the verticals, I made 50 of them to get 34 really good ones. I wanted to make sure they were all nice and smooth and strong so they would endure tugging and pulling as the child get’s bigger.

-- "The Cedar King"

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#1 posted 03-03-2016 03:46 PM

Very nice work sir

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 03-03-2016 04:59 PM

That cedar looks very nice. The crib would be perfect for a baby Daniel Boone!

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#3 posted 03-03-2016 05:51 PM

That looks great. Love the cedar. Great job buddy

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#4 posted 03-03-2016 06:15 PM

It looks cool but I wonder if cedar will cause issues for the little one. I know it can trigger an allergic reaction if the kid is sensitive to it. They are going to chew on it too when the time comes.

Most cribs let you raise and lower the bottom as well to save moms back when reaching in.

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#5 posted 03-03-2016 06:32 PM

This turned out nicely.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#6 posted 03-03-2016 08:21 PM

Great work, Its a real beauty.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#7 posted 03-03-2016 08:50 PM

Great build…sure like the wood you used

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#8 posted 03-03-2016 11:05 PM

+1 with ChuckC. My step daughter is highly allergic to cedar. But man does it make the shop smell good while working it.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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#9 posted 03-04-2016 01:30 AM

Love the ceder!!!

-- To each his own.......

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#10 posted 03-04-2016 09:14 AM

Todd, that’s awesome. I agree, they are a lot of work.
I made ours in 1971. Not quite as pretty as yours though.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#11 posted 03-04-2016 02:30 PM

Looks great. I’m making some stuff out of cedar for the first time right now. Is it rougher on good blades? Debating on whether or not to take out my forrest blades for this project.

-- “Always take a banana to a party, bananas are good!” - Tenth Doctor

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#12 posted 03-05-2016 02:21 AM

Congrats on the top three cedar king!!! Well done on the crib as well sir!

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#13 posted 03-05-2016 05:22 AM

I want to thank you all for your comments and suggestions on this project, we try hard to do quality work and always strive to hear the point of view from other craftsman.

-- "The Cedar King"

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#14 posted 03-08-2016 12:16 AM

Beautiful are indeed the cedar king

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#15 posted 03-09-2016 11:58 AM

It’s a very nice crib.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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