Baby Cradle Restore

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Project by TheWoodArtisan posted 11-06-2013 04:18 AM 2539 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first refinish job for someone that wasn’t my wife or myself. A friend is having their first baby and asked that I restore the cradle her parents used when she was a baby. I have around 60 hours of labor into this project. I tore it all apart, sanded every square inch and then stained with an Espresso stain by Minwax. It really turned out well. This was also my first finish job that I used a brush on stain instead of a wipe on. I can’t decide which I like best, although, with a wipe on you do not have has much work in between coats.

This originally was a paying gig, or I should say they offered me money, after some advice from other Jocks I decided this was going to be my gift to them. I delivered it tonight 11/5/2013 and they loved it, they also gave me a nice gift card to a table top gaming store. Thank for the advice jocks!

Thanks for taking a look at my project.

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#1 posted 11-06-2013 05:16 PM

Seems to me a job done well, compliments.

-- The common man thinks. The wise man is silent. The stupid man discusses.

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#2 posted 11-06-2013 08:56 PM

Looks brand new! Nice job on the restoration. It went perfectly well.

-- "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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#3 posted 11-08-2013 05:40 PM

Great restoration! It’s a great heirloom piece with a modern twist, very nice stain and finish.

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