First Crib

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Project by Shae posted 06-24-2011 05:29 AM 1642 views 6 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the crib I built for our daughter Kaylee. Since she is our first child I wanted to build something that could be passed down for generations.

The design is one of my own I just incorporated features from several others I liked. The crib is made of tiger stripe and spalted maple. All mortise and tenon joints and only 12 bolts hold the four pieces together.

Very proud of how it turned out, but even more proud of our first child.

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#1 posted 06-24-2011 05:47 AM

WOW, that is awesome, I would love to make one but I sure dont want anymore kids so ill wait about 12 years or more, hopefully mine will come out as nice as yours. Great work….


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#2 posted 06-24-2011 06:03 AM

Great work on the crib and congratulations on your baby.

-- Russ

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#3 posted 06-24-2011 10:20 AM

You should be proud! What a great looking crib! Congrats to both of you, on the project and you little girl!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Greg In Maryland

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#4 posted 06-24-2011 01:19 PM

You designed and built a very nice crib! You have every reason to feel proud of your accomplishment.

Thanks for sharing

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#5 posted 06-24-2011 03:00 PM

Very nice!! Like the design.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#6 posted 06-24-2011 06:55 PM

hi very nice crib great build it will last a long time
and congratulation’s on the birth of your daughter


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#7 posted 06-24-2011 09:33 PM

Congrats and nice work, Shea! It’s “legacy furniture”—it will outlast us all!


-- Doug, Kansas,

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#8 posted 06-24-2011 09:53 PM

Design, wood selection, construction, finish… this is a classic all the way around!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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