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Project by DaveyDave posted 641 days ago 1405 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 :)

Dave





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Andy123

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#1 posted 641 days ago

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 641 days ago

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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Kevin

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#3 posted 641 days ago

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

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

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Monte Pittman

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#4 posted 641 days ago

Beautiful crib.

Tragic loss. Prayers with your family.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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Surfside

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#5 posted 641 days ago

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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danielV85

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#6 posted 641 days ago

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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Kreegan

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#7 posted 641 days ago

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

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hoosier0311

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#8 posted 640 days ago

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

-- I'm only deaf in one ear,,,,,I just can't hear out of the other one., Denny, Indiana implant, living in PA

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sb194

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#9 posted 640 days ago

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

Sean

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Green_Hornut

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#10 posted 640 days ago

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.

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Benboy

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#11 posted 639 days ago

Bless you.

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

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