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    Wheelchair Accessable Baby Bed

    Finished this up and delivered it on Saturday.





    Ended up having to partially disassemble it to get it into the nursery, and since they've got some folks coming over to do some decorating stuff during Spring Break I left it disassembled and will put it back together once the decorating stuff is done.
    Jerry

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    Jerry,

    Thats a great piece, I'm sure the parents are going to appreciate it. Looks like the front has a sliding gate?
    Darren

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

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    Yeah, I had discussed different options for accessing the baby and they chose the sliding gate. Used a locking latch for double hung windows to secure it in the closed position. That UHMW plastic tape makes for easy sliding.

    Jerry

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    A very special and meaningful item for the parents. I'm sure it will give them a sense of independence they would not be able to experience otherwise. What did you decide about the high center of gravity issue?

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    After I got it all put together, it took quite some effort to tip it intentionally. They parents do want me to anchor it to the wall, though, and I'm glad to do that. It is made from pecan/hickory and weighs a ton.
    Jerry

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    "If politics wasn't built on careful deception it wouldn't need its own word and techniques. It would just be called honesty, education, and leadership."
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    Very nicely done, Jerry. As others have said, I'm sure it'll be very appreciated.
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    Great job on a very useful babybed.

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    Great idea, great job. Never thought of how a wheelchair bound parent gets the baby out of a crib... interesting.
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