Izzie's Crib

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Project by Joshua Newsom posted 12-24-2010 07:05 AM 2024 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was my first major project. I began milling the lumber in the summer of ‘09 (Isabella was born in December). All of the wood is red oak, donated by a family friend. The bed is all mortise and tenon, glued and pegged. All the curves were duplicated with a router template (still working on my hand tool skills). I used a Rockler mortise centering jig for the rails and some homemade jigs for the top rails and gate panel. The finish is a Cabot stain and Minwax rub-on poly. Made a lot of mistakes during the process, but learned a lot about how to do it better, next time.

-- If nothing changes, nothing changes.

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#1 posted 12-24-2010 07:58 AM

I love it. Excellent work. I can only imagine how long it took to fit that many mortise and tenons.

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#2 posted 12-24-2010 08:15 AM

Joshua, looks like your little one is happy with her new bed. Nice job!!

-- The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. "Helen Keller"

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#3 posted 12-24-2010 08:44 AM

Hey Josh, looks like there is a little cutie owns it now & appreciates the love & care that went into it’s making,
you know of course that this will likely become a family airloom.
Nice job

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#4 posted 12-24-2010 03:32 PM

Beautiful looking crib and baby. You did an excellent job on the crib. Thanks for sharing. I just did a crib for my first granddaughter later this summer. I know the joy you had making the crib.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#5 posted 12-24-2010 04:25 PM

Very nice crib indeed and about the right time you posted it as Isabella already able to show off the way to pose in front of the camera lens!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#6 posted 12-24-2010 04:33 PM

Great job!! Very nice design and build.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#7 posted 12-24-2010 04:52 PM

Now that is one beautiful crib! Congrats on a job well done….

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#8 posted 12-24-2010 06:07 PM

You did a great job. Very nice design and something that I am sure her kids will use.

-- The view only changes for the leading dog.

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#9 posted 12-25-2010 07:22 PM

BEAUTIFUL, and the cribs quite nice to. She will probably be using it for her grandbabies

-- RTB. stray animals are just looking for love

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#10 posted 01-26-2011 03:29 AM

l like the stars & moon.

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