Family traditions are often started in the most unusual ways. Sometimes it’s difficult to trace a tradition back to its roots, but this is one that has been documented for the world to see.
This tradition began thirty years ago, when a young couple immigrated to America from Poland. When they were expecting a baby, they had little savings and no jobs, so they decided to make use of what they had. Instead of purchasing a new crib, this man built one for his newborn son.
Fast forward 30 years, and now the son who grew up in that crib is expecting his first child. In a unique labor of love, he decided to carry on his father’s tradition, making a crib that is truly one-of-a-kind.
The original crib was built using only a few pieces of pine and a chainsaw.
Not much was left from the original crib after 30 years.
So, the son decided to use it as a template.
He began by cutting out the pieces.
Then, he sanded them down.
Next, it was time to assemble.
One side is finished.
The new and old, side-by-side. Looks perfect.
Time to build the attachments.
He started by adding the bottom rockers.
A faithful companion keeps him company.
Cutting the pieces wasn’t too difficult with this electric saw.
But shaping and sanding were time-consuming jobs.
Looking good. Almost done.
The side pieces were then glued together.
And everything fit perfectly.
The finished product, and the proud father-to-be.
A timeless photo of father and son.
His father sure is proud.
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