A Father Short On Cash Handbuilt A Bassinet For His Kid 30 Years Ago… What That Kid Just Did Is Pretty Awesome

12/29/13 1:58PM EST

A Father Short On Cash Handbuilt A Bassinet For His Kid 30 Years Ago What That Kid Just Did Is Pretty Awesome A Father Short On Cash Handbuilt A Bassinet For His Kid 30 Years Ago... What That Kid Just Did Is Pretty Awesome

Image via imgur

One man loves the bassinet he had as a baby, which his father constructed by hand. When he and his wife were expecting a baby of their own, he decided to recreate the beautiful bed for his own daughter.

Here’s his father with the original, 30 years ago. He used this photo as a template.

A Father Short On Cash Handbuilt A Bassinet For His Kid 30 Years Ago What That Kid Just Did Is Pretty Awesome A Father Short On Cash Handbuilt A Bassinet For His Kid 30 Years Ago... What That Kid Just Did Is Pretty Awesome

Image via imgur

This end piece is all that remains of the original, which was used by the parents’ friends as they had babies of their own.

A Father Short On Cash Handbuilt A Bassinet For His Kid 30 Years Ago What That Kid Just Did Is Pretty Awesome 1 A Father Short On Cash Handbuilt A Bassinet For His Kid 30 Years Ago... What That Kid Just Did Is Pretty Awesome

Image via imgur

He used the remaining end piece as a template for his.

A Father Short On Cash Handbuilt A Bassinet For His Kid 30 Years Ago What That Kid Just Did Is Pretty Awesome 2 A Father Short On Cash Handbuilt A Bassinet For His Kid 30 Years Ago... What That Kid Just Did Is Pretty Awesome

Image via imgur

Here are the ends all cut out and ready for sanding.

A Father Short On Cash Handbuilt A Bassinet For His Kid 30 Years Ago What That Kid Just Did Is Pretty Awesome 3 A Father Short On Cash Handbuilt A Bassinet For His Kid 30 Years Ago... What That Kid Just Did Is Pretty Awesome

Image via imgur

The father is a pro, having made the original, so he helped out with the new one.

A Father Short On Cash Handbuilt A Bassinet For His Kid 30 Years Ago What That Kid Just Did Is Pretty Awesome 4 A Father Short On Cash Handbuilt A Bassinet For His Kid 30 Years Ago... What That Kid Just Did Is Pretty Awesome

Image via imgur

They drilled holes for the connecting pegs.

A Father Short On Cash Handbuilt A Bassinet For His Kid 30 Years Ago What That Kid Just Did Is Pretty Awesome 5 A Father Short On Cash Handbuilt A Bassinet For His Kid 30 Years Ago... What That Kid Just Did Is Pretty Awesome

Image via imgur

Then they hammered the pieces together.

A Father Short On Cash Handbuilt A Bassinet For His Kid 30 Years Ago What That Kid Just Did Is Pretty Awesome 6 A Father Short On Cash Handbuilt A Bassinet For His Kid 30 Years Ago... What That Kid Just Did Is Pretty Awesome

Image via imgur

The first piece is done.

A Father Short On Cash Handbuilt A Bassinet For His Kid 30 Years Ago What That Kid Just Did Is Pretty Awesome 7 A Father Short On Cash Handbuilt A Bassinet For His Kid 30 Years Ago... What That Kid Just Did Is Pretty Awesome

Image via imgur

Here it is compared to the original, identical except for the color.

A Father Short On Cash Handbuilt A Bassinet For His Kid 30 Years Ago What That Kid Just Did Is Pretty Awesome 8 A Father Short On Cash Handbuilt A Bassinet For His Kid 30 Years Ago... What That Kid Just Did Is Pretty Awesome

Image via imgur

Now he attached the trim, which will attach to the base.

A Father Short On Cash Handbuilt A Bassinet For His Kid 30 Years Ago What That Kid Just Did Is Pretty Awesome 9 A Father Short On Cash Handbuilt A Bassinet For His Kid 30 Years Ago... What That Kid Just Did Is Pretty Awesome

Image via imgur

The father-to-be explains, “Bottom rockers were cut out of ash so we had a hard dense wood.”

A Father Short On Cash Handbuilt A Bassinet For His Kid 30 Years Ago What That Kid Just Did Is Pretty Awesome 10 A Father Short On Cash Handbuilt A Bassinet For His Kid 30 Years Ago... What That Kid Just Did Is Pretty Awesome

Image via imgur

Here he connected the rockers to the end pieces, using the same peg tactic.

A Father Short On Cash Handbuilt A Bassinet For His Kid 30 Years Ago What That Kid Just Did Is Pretty Awesome 11 A Father Short On Cash Handbuilt A Bassinet For His Kid 30 Years Ago... What That Kid Just Did Is Pretty Awesome

Image via imgur

Up next are the side frame rails.

A Father Short On Cash Handbuilt A Bassinet For His Kid 30 Years Ago What That Kid Just Did Is Pretty Awesome 12 A Father Short On Cash Handbuilt A Bassinet For His Kid 30 Years Ago... What That Kid Just Did Is Pretty Awesome

Image via imgur

It took three swipes on the table saw for the father to get the groove just right.

A Father Short On Cash Handbuilt A Bassinet For His Kid 30 Years Ago What That Kid Just Did Is Pretty Awesome 13 A Father Short On Cash Handbuilt A Bassinet For His Kid 30 Years Ago... What That Kid Just Did Is Pretty Awesome

Image via imgur

He wanted to add flourish to the original design, so he made a template out of cardboard.

A Father Short On Cash Handbuilt A Bassinet For His Kid 30 Years Ago What That Kid Just Did Is Pretty Awesome 14 A Father Short On Cash Handbuilt A Bassinet For His Kid 30 Years Ago... What That Kid Just Did Is Pretty Awesome

Image via imgur

They cut the design into wood to make the side frame.

A Father Short On Cash Handbuilt A Bassinet For His Kid 30 Years Ago What That Kid Just Did Is Pretty Awesome 15 A Father Short On Cash Handbuilt A Bassinet For His Kid 30 Years Ago... What That Kid Just Did Is Pretty Awesome

Image via imgur

Here’s the completed piece.

A Father Short On Cash Handbuilt A Bassinet For His Kid 30 Years Ago What That Kid Just Did Is Pretty Awesome 17 A Father Short On Cash Handbuilt A Bassinet For His Kid 30 Years Ago... What That Kid Just Did Is Pretty Awesome

Image via imgur

Then they constructed the sides, using the designed piece and some thinner pieces of wood.

A Father Short On Cash Handbuilt A Bassinet For His Kid 30 Years Ago What That Kid Just Did Is Pretty Awesome 18 A Father Short On Cash Handbuilt A Bassinet For His Kid 30 Years Ago... What That Kid Just Did Is Pretty Awesome

Image via imgur

Once the sides were complete, the father-son team could really piece everything together.

A Father Short On Cash Handbuilt A Bassinet For His Kid 30 Years Ago What That Kid Just Did Is Pretty Awesome 19 A Father Short On Cash Handbuilt A Bassinet For His Kid 30 Years Ago... What That Kid Just Did Is Pretty Awesome

Image via imgur

Finally, they put in the last few pieces along the bottom.

A Father Short On Cash Handbuilt A Bassinet For His Kid 30 Years Ago What That Kid Just Did Is Pretty Awesome 20 A Father Short On Cash Handbuilt A Bassinet For His Kid 30 Years Ago... What That Kid Just Did Is Pretty Awesome

Image via imgur

Here’s the father-to-be next to the completed bed.

A Father Short On Cash Handbuilt A Bassinet For His Kid 30 Years Ago What That Kid Just Did Is Pretty Awesome 21 A Father Short On Cash Handbuilt A Bassinet For His Kid 30 Years Ago... What That Kid Just Did Is Pretty Awesome

Image via imgur

Here’s a side-by-side comparison of the two pictures, taken 30 years apart to the day. Leesburgcapsfan says that striking an identical pose (left leg in front, left hand grabbing right wrist with the thumb up) was just a coincidence.
A Father Short On Cash Handbuilt A Bassinet For His Kid 30 Years Ago What That Kid Just Did Is Pretty Awesome 22 A Father Short On Cash Handbuilt A Bassinet For His Kid 30 Years Ago... What That Kid Just Did Is Pretty Awesome
Now father and son show off their work together. “Two generations all ready for the third.”

A Father Short On Cash Handbuilt A Bassinet For His Kid 30 Years Ago What That Kid Just Did Is Pretty Awesome 23 A Father Short On Cash Handbuilt A Bassinet For His Kid 30 Years Ago... What That Kid Just Did Is Pretty Awesome

Image via imgur