Cherry Crib

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Project by donaldcox posted 12-17-2009 03:07 AM 1689 views 4 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Created by my father for my daughter. I grew up on a farm that had a giant cherry tree on the property. As kids, we used to play on the tree. A couple years prior to my parents selling the property, a wind storm blew the tree over. My dad made lumber out of the tree to make us cribs. This is his third, all designed by him, all different. My grandfather carved the roses.

Sorry, we had to assemble the crib in the third story nursery. Can’t get a good shot of the whole thing assembled.

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#1 posted 12-17-2009 03:20 AM

Very nice design – excellent work.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#2 posted 12-17-2009 04:05 AM

Now THAT is beautiful. And look at the cute little baby.

-- Chuck, Washington D.C.

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#3 posted 12-17-2009 04:40 AM

Awesome crib, very nice work! Welcome to Lumberjocks, glad you could join us!

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

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#4 posted 12-17-2009 04:49 AM


-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#5 posted 12-17-2009 04:56 AM

Donald, That’s a beautiful crib. Great design and the Cherry is gorgeous!. A real family Heirlom. Welcome to LJ’s and thanks for sharing.

-- John @

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#6 posted 12-17-2009 05:15 AM

Great Lookin Crib

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#7 posted 12-17-2009 06:40 AM

That is a beautiful crib and the cherry is gorgeous. It reminds me of fellow LJ Les Hastings’ crib for his granddaughter. You might find his 10-part blog interesting to compare his build!

Thanks for posting and welcome to LJs.

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#8 posted 12-17-2009 12:04 PM

That is beautiful and to have multiple generations involved in the build is priceless!

-- Joanne, New York,

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#9 posted 12-17-2009 05:00 PM

can you build me a bed with the same style? wow, amazing crib, i better not show this to my wife or i might be busy for a few years.

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#10 posted 12-17-2009 05:05 PM

that grain choice on the face is wonderful, too. almost looks like the tree grew to make the crib. nice.

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#11 posted 12-17-2009 08:21 PM

Your grandfather did a beautiful job you should be very proud and of the history—Generations will share the story

-- Marty Ohio

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#12 posted 12-21-2009 04:33 AM

Beautiful heirloom. You need to get your father to join al;so.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware †

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#13 posted 12-22-2009 06:13 PM

The nicest one I’ve ever I say EVER seen….just beautiful. The workmanship is flawless as I know what it is like to work with wobbly grain and you’ve mastered it!

Merry Christmas from Vancouver Island

-- Cedrus of British Columbia

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#15 posted 03-04-2010 01:26 AM

very nice job, what was the finnish used?

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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