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Project by HallTree posted 10-19-2008 12:00 AM 2434 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Built this walnut cradle for my great grandchild. The design was taken from two plans I got from the internet. I finished it on the day she was born.

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon





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jroot

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#1 posted 10-19-2008 12:10 AM

Ron, the cradle is very attractive. It reminded me of the one I built for my son when he was born. We had an old 1880 drafty house, and the hood kept the drafts off. Yours is nicer than mine, as mine was made from pine. I don’t know what happened to it, with all the moves we did.

-- jroot

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kansas

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#2 posted 10-19-2008 01:16 AM

It’s nice to see one in walnut. How did you get the top curved like that?

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cbart51

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#3 posted 10-19-2008 03:27 AM

Nice job Ron, make sure to post a picture when your ggd is enjoying a nice nap.

-- Craig Barton, DFW, TX

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HallTree

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#4 posted 10-19-2008 06:02 PM

Thanks for the comments. The top is 3/8” X 1” X 10” strips.

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#5 posted 10-19-2008 06:32 PM

Hi Ron;

What a great gift. And the timing…

Very nice.

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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#6 posted 10-20-2008 12:03 AM

What a beautiful, thoughtful gift. It’s sure to be a family treasure.

-- Martin, Kansas

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#7 posted 10-20-2008 02:31 AM

Beautiful cradle and you finished it with only minutes to spare, I like that. Now she will have one to use for her first child.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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pokieone

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#8 posted 04-16-2009 10:04 PM

Very beautiful work. And I too am a new grampa!

-- I will not preach, nor will I be silent.

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pokieone

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#9 posted 04-16-2009 10:07 PM

Is it possible that you could give me the dimensions so I could build this for my granddaughter?

-- I will not preach, nor will I be silent.

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Jamie Speirs

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#10 posted 08-15-2010 09:24 PM

I’ve one of these to make.
This looks real good.
Jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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BarbS

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#11 posted 08-15-2010 09:26 PM

What a beautiful cradle! Very well done!

-- http://barbsid.blogspot.com/

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Rick

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#12 posted 03-08-2011 08:34 AM

The Cradle will now become a Family Heirloom! Nice Work Ron!

-- Deodorant is like Common Sense. Those who need it the most, never use it.

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Spofeo

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#13 posted 05-21-2012 06:45 AM

This is one special project, very nice done!

-- Spofeo/Kristian

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