Jane's crib

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Project by Mark805 posted 05-21-2011 03:43 PM 2281 views 5 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this crib for my niece Jane. She was born on January 21, 2011. It is the first furniture piece I have ever made. It is made from solid walnut with curly maple accents. There are no veneers or plywood in the build. I bought a set of plans for it, but I made some changes. I changed the sides to raised panels instead of the thin plywood that the plans had. My understanding wife even let me use our kitchen counters to assemble and test fit the crib while I was making it. I am really happy with how it turned out…..and so is my niece.

-- ---Mark---Oxnard, CA

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#1 posted 05-21-2011 04:35 PM

nice work….very impressive for your first piece of furniture!!!!!

-- "...if america is any indication, i was born into one great big vacation...." RMB

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#2 posted 05-21-2011 04:35 PM

Beautiful crib! You do nice work!

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Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#3 posted 05-21-2011 04:49 PM

Man that’s great. The piece itself is fantastic, the woods contrast well, but it being your first piece makes this really cool. You have a talent.

oh … and being married myself i can tell you that your wife will never tire of having your latest unfinished project grace her kitchen from time to time.

Just kidding .. Get a shop, it will be good for your marriage :)

-- Anthony

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#4 posted 05-21-2011 05:32 PM

Agree with cplant, impressive for your first build! your fine woodworking career looks bright!
Thanks for sharing!

-- Lars Öhlin [Sweden - Helsingborg - Domsten]

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#5 posted 05-21-2011 05:44 PM

Beautiful crib, I’m sure this is one that will be passed around as needed, or you will be building many more after the ladies see this one. Great work.

-- I just don't understand. I have cut it 3 times and it is still to short.

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#6 posted 05-21-2011 06:21 PM

Great job I really like this well done you’re a true natural Mark and I think you’re lying about your age you don’t look a day older than 804. sorry I couldnt resist that cheap joke. Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#7 posted 05-21-2011 06:47 PM

Nice work, a great family heirloom that can be passed down for generations.

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#8 posted 05-21-2011 07:55 PM

Very nice crib, I sure she will love for a long time. I am sure you are a proud uncle.

-- No matter how much money you have, you can't buy time, Retire Early.....TomRetired

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#9 posted 05-21-2011 08:05 PM

first furniture

-- Custom furniture

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#10 posted 05-21-2011 09:20 PM

Super bed. Super niece.

-- Elhan, Azerbaijan

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#11 posted 05-21-2011 09:23 PM

quite the fortitude to tackle something like that for a first project !

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#12 posted 05-22-2011 01:46 AM

Well done Mark! Making things like this for folks we love is IMHO the best part of woodworking. Congratulations on the beautiful heirloom. Definitely good stuff…

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#13 posted 05-23-2011 03:26 AM

Wow man…great job! That looks like it’ll be good enough for a few generation…

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#14 posted 05-23-2011 04:16 AM

That’s sweet man, I hope you stick with woodworking. That is a nice first piece for sure

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#15 posted 05-23-2011 07:23 AM

A beautiful piece of furniture you have made for a beautiful little girl.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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