Maple Bassinet/Crib

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Project by Matt posted 08-25-2011 02:42 AM 2632 views 3 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I decided to make this bassinet back in March as my wife and I were trying to conceive. This being my first real project on my own after learning from my dad and granddad growing up I wasn’t sure how it’d turn out. I wanted to do it the old-school way with no power tools (except for a table saw to rip the widths since I don’t have a good and saw for that), no metal whatsoever (screws, nails, brackets, etc). Just good ol’ fashioned handcut joints and a little glue. My wife and I chose beautiful hard maple and I finished it with Danish oil and a satin varnish. In the side I used a wood-burning pen to write in the first part of 1 Samuel 1:27. All in all I think it turned out pretty well for my first major project.

The final two pictures is what happens when a moving company disregards your instructions on taking care of your stuff…Rather than wrap and pack my favorite piece of irreplaceable furniture, they threw it in the truck and stacked everything they could on top of it. It was made to hold a baby, not have chairs and boxes bouncing on it for 2000 miles. To prove a point I stood on the remaining slat with weakened and torn-out side rails. I weigh a lot more than a baby…just sayin’...

-- Matt

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#1 posted 09-01-2011 10:14 PM

Very nice, I like the quote on the side! A definite family heirloom!

-- Plank says: "If you're a little board, might as well get hammered!"

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#2 posted 09-01-2011 10:19 PM

Thanks. It all took a long time, but it was worth the effort.

-- Matt

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