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In preparation for the arrival of our first born I've been spending all my weekends building the little one a crib. It's clinker built from Huon pine, a species of pine endemic to Tasmania and famous for its boat building qualities, and measures about 1100mm from stem to stern. The davits are about 1500mm high. A local mattress maker is custom building a fitted mattress to go inside.
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actglobe Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013
beatiful :)
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MissMegP Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Student General Artist
if only every baby could have a crib this nice...lovely work:)
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RoMo-Art Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011   Traditional Artist
what a beautiful thing, the nicest crib ive ever seen, superb work
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SeanDouglas Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011
Thanks very much Rory. Whilst it wasn't always a pleasure making it, it was wonderful seeing Niamh sleep in it every night.
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TodK Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011
That is absolutely lovely, and makes my current project look quite sad by comparison.
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SeanDouglas Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011
The difference is that your boat will float. My joinery doesn't always stand up to close scrutiny. Thank you for the fave.
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EnigmaticSpirit Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011
Congratulations!
That is awesome work.
Are you going to stain or varnish it?
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SeanDouglas Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011
I oiled it with Organoil. It's richened up the colour and brought out the grain. It sets to a durable finish and if it ever needs re-doing you just give it a light sand and re-do it. I'm too lazy for polyurethanes.
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EnigmaticSpirit Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011
Ah!
That sounds good :)
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raven34994 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2010
congratulations! And what a cool crib!Make sure you watch him when he's older. My dad decided to paddle a boat not much bigger than that across the St Lucie River in 1946. Scared 10 years off his poor mother.
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SeanDouglas Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2010
Thanks for the heads up. Although I think my carpentry skills might foil an serious escape attempts.

Thanks for the fave.
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honeyandbee Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010
Amazing and beautiful!
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SeanDouglas Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010
Thanks very much, and thanks for the fave. Much appreciated.
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spiffingsailor Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010
That is fantastic! Are those real working boat-falls? Haha, brilliant!
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gryphonarts Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010
Dude, congratulations on your first born and thats a wonderful piece of work!
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cptstarlight Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I didn't know that I've always wanted a full sized bed just like this, until I saw this.
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MirageII Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010
That is beautiful! Wish I had thought of that when my boys were little. Oh well, maybe in another life... Anyway, good job and good luck.
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huxley75 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010
THAT is amazing!!!
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WS-Clave Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010
Wow, such skill with wood is rare to see these days.
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JobobArikan Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010
aw-- When was she berthed?
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Rusty83 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow!
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LaPurr Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010
It's just beautiful. :omg:


Big congratulations on the baby. :woot:

My best to you and your wife.
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welshmike Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010
That is fantastic! And congratulations.
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Lorn6-Stock Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010
:iconplusfav: ...:thumbsup:...:handshake:... Félicitations !
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ryoshi-un Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Epic, really.
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