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pashley

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2225 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: baby

Uh….baby project, I should say. LOL

My best friend is finally having his first child, and I’d like to make the happy couple and/or baby something, but I just don’t know what. Not a cradle, or those beds with the slide up railings….something else….but I’m coming up short on WHAT to make.

Any ideas?

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#1 posted 2225 days ago

First, I’m glad you added the word project. I don’t think we really need to go into ideas for making a baby. ;-0

Changing tables/dressers are always useful for newborns. Or, if you want to look down the road a bit, there’s always a child-size rocking chair, a step stool for when they can’t reach the sink. High chairs or booster seats can be very nice as well.

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#2 posted 2225 days ago

Hi Patrick,

Cradles, cribs, rattles, blocks all come to mind. I once saw a beautiful baby carriage with sled runners on it. I guess it would be cool toodling around Veil with a newborn LOL. It was all made of laminated wood for the bucket. I can’t find the picture any more.

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lew

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#3 posted 2225 days ago

Picture frames and for later pull toys and as Russel said a rocking chair or a rocking horse.

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CharlieM1958

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#4 posted 2225 days ago

Ideas for making a baby????!!!! So much for family values! :-)

Did anyone say rocking horse?

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Greg Wurst

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#5 posted 2225 days ago

If you’re looking down the road a little bit maybe an easel/chalkboard?

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pashley

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#6 posted 2224 days ago

Wow, all good ideas, gang, keep them coming please!

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pashley

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#7 posted 2224 days ago

What? No other ideas?!

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Chip

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#8 posted 2224 days ago

There are a couple of changing table projects on the site I believe. If you’re looking for “heirloom” I guess that may be the wrong direction though.

Oops, I see Russel already mentioned that.

Kiersten, a new member on here, has some wonderful toy chest ideas also. You may want to look at them for inspiration.

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#9 posted 2224 days ago

A high chair comes to mind. Rocking horse is good. Of course a small child’s chair is always a good thing.

Depends on what you want to do, make the parents happy now, or the baby happy later.

blocks are always good, pull toys, baby puzzles, rattles, toy box, keep sake box, a shadow box with space for baby’s first shoes, first spoon, first anything else.

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bhack

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#10 posted 2224 days ago

I like Betsy’s idea of keepsake box, or shadow box for the firsts. Our childrens firsts are in a box somewhere. Good thought Betsy.

-- Bill - If I knew GRANDKIDS were so much fun I would have had them first.

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gizmodyne

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#11 posted 2224 days ago

Timeout Chair.

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gizmodyne

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#12 posted 2224 days ago

or Wood Paddle.

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gizmodyne

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#13 posted 2224 days ago

or something more rustic. Oak Switch.

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Betsy

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#14 posted 2224 days ago

Geez Giz—- did you have a hard childhood..? Lots of penalty ideas there.

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ND2ELK

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#15 posted 2224 days ago

I like the idea of a rocking horse. The rocking horse I had as a child was used by my daughter and now by her children. Some type of heirloom that can be pasted on thru the generation. I also made a steamer trunk for my wife to pass on to her daughter and granddaughter (pictured on my sight). Thanks for asking.

God Bless
tom

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