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Project by jim626 posted 10-26-2014 02:21 AM 1125 views 5 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made this cradle for my Grand kids. I used Ash and stained it with minwax gun stock. Made templates out of hardboard which made routing the edges much easier. Finished it with 2 coats of polyurethane. Almost forgot I started with a coat of sanding sealer. I have another Grand Daughter due in January.

-- Jim, Indiana

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#1 posted 10-26-2014 02:44 AM

A sturdy haven for precious grand children, this will stay in the family for many years – Well done.

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#2 posted 10-26-2014 03:52 AM

Beautiful work and congratulations :)

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#3 posted 10-27-2014 12:17 PM

Jim, I too have a grand child on the way and would love to build one of these. Any chance you have drawings? Dimensions, etc.?

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#4 posted 10-27-2014 02:20 PM

Yes I have the drawings. I will post them when I find them.

-- Jim, Indiana

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#5 posted 10-27-2014 02:26 PM

When I started this project I found out that several sets of plans for cradles do not fit a standard size cradle mattress. I modified the drawings so a standard size would fit.

-- Jim, Indiana

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#6 posted 10-28-2014 12:43 AM

Beautiful cradle for a beautiful cause. I have made 2 cradles for my grandchildren. Great work there papa..

-- Steve, South Carolina,

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