I’ve decided to build a cradle for an upcoming grandchild, and have (pretty much) settled on a glider type. I’ve been bouncing around the web & I’ve noted a couple things. First, there’s no real standard size mattress for these things, although 18”x36” seems to be the most prevalent.
Here’s where I get to the”help wanted” part.
I’ve noted that a number of LJocks have made cradles, (nice work guys, by the way) some appear to be from scratch, some from plans, and some from plans with partial kits that include spindles & hardware. One of the common kits seems to be one of those off sized ones where you have to then buy the mattress & bedding from them. (I’m not necessarily opposed to that, but I’d rather have choices)
While I’m not opposed to designing & building from scratch, I’d like to find a set of plans for an 18”x36” glider cradle to use as a starting point. The other size plans are okay, but I’d love to not screw with changing all the dimensions from the get-go. I’d prefer to make my own glider parts as I have bearings & shoulder bolts, etc, but would like to know from anyone who’s done this, the length of glider arms, clearances, travel, etc, so as to avoid the old trial-by-error thing. I’d appreciate any help you might be able to provide. Also, I’m not opposed to paying for plans from a site. I’m tired of chasing those “free woodworking plans” links. -SST
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