Sierra's Crib

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Project by Big_Bob posted 03-31-2008 04:39 AM 2203 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

One of the joys of becoming a grandfather is that I got to make a baby crib. This is a project that I wanted to make for my children but when you are young there always seems to be other priorities.

The plans I bought from Rockler. The wood is silver maple. For the artwork a dear friend named Patty Johnson hand painted the figures. Notice the Cow that represents my daughter’s college mascot and the Eagle represents my son-in-law in the Air Force. I followed up with three coats of sanding sealer and six coats of lacquer.

Best of all I finished it up in time for the baby shower.

Bob Clark

-- Bob Clark, Tool Collector and Sawdust Maker

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#1 posted 03-31-2008 08:09 AM

This is a true work of art. You did a beatiful job on the crib and your friend Patty did some wonderful art work. Thanks for posting. Keep them projects coming!

God bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#2 posted 03-31-2008 11:37 AM

Hi Bob,

This is a nice crib and the artwork adds a nice detail to the project. But it is not complete without some matching furniture- changing table, dresser…... And that is for your daughter’s house. What about yours? :)

Happy woodworking and congratulations on becoming a grandfather. Grandchildren are truly gifts and are an immense source of joy in our lives.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#3 posted 03-31-2008 05:52 PM

Great looking crib. Congratualtions on the new addition!

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#4 posted 04-01-2008 06:30 AM

That’s a very nice crib. Makes me wish I have made one rather than buy one.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#5 posted 04-01-2008 01:01 PM

Great crib you built. The hand painted detail makes it one-of-a-kind. Definitely an heirloom.

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#6 posted 04-01-2008 08:56 PM

Somebody is going to remember you for a very long time…Great piece of woodworking!

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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#7 posted 08-15-2008 07:55 PM

Great looking crib.

-- jeanmarc manosque france

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#8 posted 02-08-2009 07:48 PM

where did you buy the hardware for the drop railing?

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Rick D.

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#9 posted 02-08-2009 07:55 PM

This is a great idea for project. Hopefully it will stay in your family for many generations!

-- segmented turning kits --->

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#10 posted 02-10-2009 05:41 AM

Thanks for all the comments.
I got the hardware, springs and all except for the wood and mattress in a kit from Rockler.
It was great fun to make.


-- Bob Clark, Tool Collector and Sawdust Maker

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#11 posted 10-09-2015 10:37 PM

Nice heirloom!

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