Thursday, April 30, 2009

Cradle - final product

Over the last few months, we have been writing about the progress of our cradle. Our aim was to get it completely done by April 1. While it was mostly done by then, it still had to be varnished. Jim applied the last coat of polyurethane to it two days before Annie was born! :) Here are photos of the final product (with Annie in it):

It is in our bedroom right now, as all the books and experts say that it's best to have the baby sleep in the room with you for the first few months. You'll see that she fits perfectly in it.

Jim is now learning how to do dovetail joints, and he's practicing by remaking our kitchen drawers. It's a good project, because anything he builds, even with serious mistakes in them, will be better than the drawers we have now. He did a great job remaking our kitchen utensil drawer.

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