Tuesday, February 6, 2007

Baby Ripsaw

Scott and I have decided to build a crib for Baby Chaud. Plans are in, and hardware is on the way. I'm no slouch when it comes to building things out of wood, but Scott's got the goods when it comes to slapping these things together. He must have gotten it from Mom, who has built a number furniture pieces, who in turn got it from Grandpaw Callahan, who could like, build just about anything.

The original idea was to build and paint the crib white, but a sea change of thought over the last few weeks has turned us to a stain/varnish choice. I know Scott prefers such a look, and Nicole likes the idea of matching the crib to the red oak floor and cherry stained trim already present in the room, provided we can find a dresser that matches decently.

I'll post some pictures when the construction gets underway. We start sawing boards in two weeks.

3 comments:

Scott said...

odd.....I could of swore i built half a dozen houses before mom built that cabient....

Anonymous said...

This will be a great gift for the new baby. You'll both be able to show your skills of design and craftsmanship. We are looking forward to it's completion. We have all the wood working tools required at our house for this labor of labor,

best wishes and love, dad robichaud

Scott said...

Dad doesn't realize the difference between rough carpentry and finish carpentry tools. It's okay, we'll buy the ones we'll need.