Baby Cradle

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Project by joshg posted 01-19-2007 09:35 PM 2339 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This Baby cradle was my first crack a building a piece of fine furniture. It was build while my wife was pregnant with our first child.

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dennis mitchell

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#1 posted 01-19-2007 09:39 PM

Looks like a great first project! Welcome to lumberjocks.

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#2 posted 01-20-2007 12:54 AM

Nice job, Josh.

It reminds me of the story a woodworker and his wife who just had their first child. The wife had picked up a “you-assemble” infant’s crib at Home Depot.

At the end of the day the two of them crept quietly into the child’s room, where the baby was in deep sleep, to have a peak at their beautiful pride and joy. After a few minutes of silence, with tears welling up in his eyes, he gave his wife a little squeeze and whispered in her ear, “Doesn’t it just fill you with wonder, Honey? How can they sell that crib-pack for just $29.95?”

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#3 posted 01-20-2007 03:29 AM

LOL Don, Josh that is goreous, makes me almost want to go get my wifey preggers…nice project, and hopefully it can be a nice heirloom piece that your family can use for generations.

-- Cheers

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#4 posted 01-20-2007 05:59 AM

Congradulations on the boy!! Nice job on you first real project, too!

Don, that was a great story. LOL.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#5 posted 01-20-2007 07:40 AM

Quote oscorner: ”Congratulations on the boy!! Nice job on you first real project, too!

I think you are wrong; his first real project was his boy. And he’s a work-in-progress.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#6 posted 01-20-2007 02:30 PM

now that’s something to be proud of —forever!! beautiful

Shawn, “you know your a Lumbjock when… you have a baby just so you can build a crib”.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#7 posted 01-20-2007 03:40 PM

Excellant first project. Congradulation on the baby. something to be proud the baby boy and the cradle.

-- Marty Ohio

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Mark A. DeCou

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#8 posted 01-20-2007 04:22 PM

Hey Josh: too coool!
To keep from repeating myself, I commented on Karson’s cradle a few months back, and I would say the same thing to you on this project about the importance of this type of project in a woodworker’s life, and those that live with us and around us.

Great story Don.

Here is the link to Karson’s project:

Well done,

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan -

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#9 posted 01-27-2007 01:00 AM

You might just be a lumberjock if you make a crib, just so you can have an excuse for makin babies.

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