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"Bitty Baby" Doll Crib

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Project by harriw posted 12-13-2012 11:18 PM 1386 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this almost exactly 5 years ago for my Daughter (2 at the time, now 7) for Christmas for her baby doll. One of my first projects. It’s made from pre-milled hardwood of an unknown species from the big-box store (basically from their crafts stock – I think it’s actually a soft maple). All the frame joints are mortise-and-tennon (my first time making these). I cut the mortises by hand with chisels, and hogged out the tennons with multiple passes under a Radial Arm Saw (my only stationary saw at the time).

I didn’t really do any fancy joinery at the top because those joints are normally all hidden by the canopy drapes (See below).

Finish is a pickling stain I chose to match my daughter’s bedroom set, which has a sort of white-washed finish with a hint of pink in it. It’s not really a match (at all), but it does go nicely with the set.

My wife made a bedding set to go with the crib – mattress, pillow, a quilt, drapes for the canopy, etc. Unfortunately they’re all somewhere in the wash at the moment, but the pillow and mattress are in one of the pics. I’ll try to get a pic of it all together once I find the bedding…

Nothing fancy or difficult here, but I thought someone might be able to take the idea and run with it now that it’s Christmas season again.

-- Bill - Western NY





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#1 posted 12-14-2012 02:34 AM

I’m sure your daughter got great use of this. What a lovely gift.

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

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#2 posted 12-14-2012 08:11 PM

Sweet,smooth and nice!

-- "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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