Izzie's Crib

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Project by Joshua Newsom posted 1337 days ago 1773 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 1337 days ago

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 1337 days ago

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 1337 days ago

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 1336 days ago

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 1336 days ago

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 1336 days ago

Great job!! Very nice design and build.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#7 posted 1336 days ago

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

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#8 posted 1336 days ago

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 1335 days ago

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 1304 days ago

l like the stars & moon.

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