Roasted curly maple crib for our first born

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Project by Jesse Friesen posted 479 days ago 1278 views 2 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just finished this crib for our first baby that is due in June. It’s made from roasted curly maple and regular curly maple and turned out pretty nice. I used design features from a few different cribs we found photos of on the internet and it took off from there. Check out my other post for the change table to match it.

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#1 posted 479 days ago

Wow beautiful. Best of luck with parenting. We have a 3 month old right now who is quite a handful. Creating things in wood is interesting and fun, but it pales in comparison to creating a new life. Get your sleeping (and shop time) in now!

-- Bailey F - Eastern Mass.

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#2 posted 479 days ago

Great looking piece.

-- 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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#3 posted 479 days ago

Wow – I don’t know if I would let my first born sleep in something that nice.

-- Sorry the reply is so long. I didn't have time to write a short reply.

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#4 posted 479 days ago

That is absolutely gorgeous.

Just be ready for tooth marks on it…

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#5 posted 478 days ago

What is roasted curly maple? Never heard of it before.

-- Don't worry about the mule going blind, just load the wagon!

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#6 posted 478 days ago

Beautiful, in the process of finishing a curly maple crib for first grand daughter, absolutely Beautiful, perfect artistry

-- Marty Ohio

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#7 posted 478 days ago

+1 to all of the above!

-- "It's amazing how much can go wrong when you think you know what you're doing."

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#8 posted 478 days ago

Very nice job Jesse.
And congratulations !

-- Having fun...Eric

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#9 posted 478 days ago

Beautiful crib. nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#11 posted 478 days ago

Thanks everyone. When I bought the roasted curly maple they told me that it has been dryed a little longer in the kiln and it roasts it to the nice brown color.

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#12 posted 478 days ago

That’s really nice. They make a cover for the top front rail that attaches with strong velcro to discourage teething on the crib. Or if you have someone handy with that type of thing they may want to make it instead. But if this isn’t meant to be convertible into a head and footboard you may not want to cover up the beauty just to protect it. In that case just enjoy it and don’t worry too much.

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#13 posted 478 days ago

Beautiful crib, congrats on your first born.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#14 posted 477 days ago

Nice aswell! Must of spent a fortune on the lumber for this & the changing table.

Gorgeous pieces!

-- Greg D, Cen. CA, "Keep it on the Level, Do it Right the First Time!"

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#15 posted 476 days ago

That is really nice… But how dare you complete the project with time to spare…

I though it was a requirement/unwritten rule, that you be spraying the last coats of finish during those 2 days Mom and baby are still at the hospital.

-- "If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astonish ourselves." Edison

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