Crib made for my first born

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Project by DaveyDave posted 11-19-2012 04:14 PM 2065 views 4 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a crib I made for My first born Gavin. Finished the crib back in August but I am just getting around to posting. The Crib is solid walnut, no plywood no laminated pieces. Legs are 12/4 and everything else is cut from 4/4. Very fun project to build and I learned a lot from the importance of jointing, finishing and everything in between. I of course could not have finished this crib without the much needed help of a local LJ Jim Jakosh! He was more help than I could ask for. Unfortunately the crib has not yet been used, we found out at our 40 week appointment that we had lost our baby. We are doing okay with that and still will have more children. Thanks for looking :)


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#1 posted 11-19-2012 04:43 PM

The crib is amazing!

I cannot express how sorry I am that you lost your baby. I almost lost my girls when I was building a crib. It is a hard process to go through. I will keep you in my prayers.

-- The mistakes I make in woodworking are not mistakes they just give my projects character- Me

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#2 posted 11-19-2012 04:54 PM

I am so sorry.

I hope someday it will be of great use to your family. Bless you and your family.

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#3 posted 11-19-2012 05:38 PM

Great job on the crib, it is amazing. I am very sorry for your loss.

-- Measure twice, cut once, then sand a whole bunch

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#4 posted 11-19-2012 06:37 PM

Beautiful crib.

Tragic loss. Prayers with your family.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#5 posted 11-19-2012 08:25 PM

I am so sorry to hear that.
It is a beautiful work .

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#6 posted 11-19-2012 09:53 PM

Beautiful crib – I’m almost done with the exact same crib (except using maple on mine). A lot of work/love goes into these things. I’m really sorry to hear about your baby. No words can really seem to help I know…speaking from experience…

-- DanielV85

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#7 posted 11-20-2012 12:28 AM

That is a lovely crib. Some day it will hold a beautiful baby. God bless.

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#8 posted 11-20-2012 01:43 PM

The most beutiful crib I have ever seen! fantastic work.
I am very sorry to hear about your baby.

-- atta boy Clarence!

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#9 posted 11-20-2012 08:47 PM

Beautiful work on the crib. It breaks my heart to hear of your loss.


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#10 posted 11-21-2012 02:54 AM

Great work on the crib. The walnut is fantastic. I was fortunate to make two cribs this year for my first grandchildren. Walnut and cherry. I pray you can experience the joy of seeing your precious creation snuggled in the crib you created.

-- Mother Nature always bats last.

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#11 posted 11-21-2012 10:07 PM

Bless you.

-- If I can't make it, I probably don't need it.

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