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Beetle Kill Pine Crib

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Project by RockyBlue posted 03-03-2014 02:55 PM 2844 views 2 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I finally set aside a day to build my daughter’s crib. Only took 10 months to find 1 free day! This crib converts to a toddler bed, then full size bed. The wood is ponderosa pine from the Black Forest Burn that destroyed over 500 homes last year. The center T&G panel as shaped to form an “A” for my daughter Aspen. Felt good to build her something starting from tree to finished product. Finish is danish oil and poly.

-- I haven't had this much fun since hogs ate my little brother. www.coloradobeetlekillfurniture.com





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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 03-03-2014 03:17 PM

Awesome job. Glad to hear from you again!

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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grizzman

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#2 posted 03-03-2014 03:31 PM

what a beautiful job, such a sweet baby, looks like you have plenty of wood to cut down, are you allowed to cut just so much or how does it work, a really great looking bed, she will love it for a long time.

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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redryder

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#3 posted 03-03-2014 03:31 PM

You Beetle Kill guys always stick together.
That kids got to grow up a woodworker for sure.
Nice build…................

-- mike...............

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Bobsboxes

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#4 posted 03-03-2014 03:41 PM

Great looking crib, yup, that child has got blue pine in its future.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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NormG

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#5 posted 03-03-2014 03:50 PM

This looks fantastic, great idea to make it convertible as time goes by. Maybe she will keep it for use bt her children

-- Norman

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Roger

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#6 posted 03-03-2014 04:03 PM

Really nice build. Congrats as well.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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DocSavage45

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#7 posted 03-03-2014 05:08 PM

She looks “HAPPY” with her dad’s work. Nice design touches. Not bad for a days work, LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Diwayne

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#8 posted 03-03-2014 06:50 PM

good looking wood and a nice job.

-- What one man can do, another man can also do.

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david38

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#9 posted 03-03-2014 09:29 PM

very nice

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#10 posted 03-04-2014 12:37 AM

That is one messy way to get the trees, that black goes a long way and all over everything. Do you try to
leave the bark in the woods to keep the mess out of your shop, or will they let you? That beautiful little
lady seems to be thinking that the crib may not be able to confine her for long. Great looking crib, and I
like that double slant on the T&G face that really personallizes it. Thank you for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 77 yr young apprentice carpenter

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gfadvm

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#11 posted 03-04-2014 01:31 AM

Great job! Your “customer” appears very pleased!
Those cribs that grow into beds are a great idea.
Sawing burned trees looks like dirty work!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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Josh

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#12 posted 03-04-2014 06:05 AM

Rocky, I see you doing some wedge magic there. I got my A level sawyer training last summer in Salida and my evaluator said he never saw anyone whack at (and utterly destroy) wedges so hard while trying to bring down a tree. But hey, it worked. And it fell right where I wanted. How do you get your hands on fire damaged wood here in CO?

-- Tree, wood, and box lover from Pennsylvania

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watermark

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#13 posted 03-04-2014 06:39 AM

Awesome project!

-- "He who has no dog, hunts with a cat" Portuguese proverb

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majuvla

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#14 posted 03-04-2014 06:56 PM

Wonderful bed, with those knots and colours.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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