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Thread: An arbour for my daughter’s big day

  1. #1
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    Mar 2012
    Hinton Alberta

    An arbour for my daughter’s big day

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    I had been saving pieces from her crib for a special project and was able to use a couple of the slats in her arbor. The big day has come and gone and I get to keep my favorite project to date until they get a house. The legs are laminated 1x4 and 2x4 a lot of extra work but are straight and true. The arch piece was cut from a 2x6.

  2. #2
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    Jul 2009
    Amherst, New Hampshire
    What a great memento. I'm sure it meant a lot to her
    Faith, Hope & Charity

  3. #3
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    May 2007
    Kansas City, Missouri
    Very cool Eric, I'm sure it meant a lot and will be a family treasure for a long time to come.

    To a small child, the perfect granddad is unafraid of big dogs and fierce storms but absolutely terrified of the word “boo.” – Robert Brault

  4. #4
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    Jun 2008
    GTA Ontario Canada
    Very nice Eric, I like the bits of detail all over the place on it. Will be a great reminder for them. Cool project.

  5. #5
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    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    That's gorgeous, Eric.
    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
    When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Hinton Alberta
    I am just happy I decided to hang on the crib parts and happened to glance at them when I was doing some rough sketches. Usually I judge my work by the size of the smile not by watery eyes and a hug, but in this case I think I got the project spot on. While I would much rather seeing her in the yard every day this will have to do for now.

  7. #7
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    Dec 2006
    Yorktown, Virginia
    Very nice! I bet she really appreciates the memories. In contrast, someone I know bought a very nice arbor for their special day and then returned it to the store the following day for a full refund.

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