Rocking cradle for one year old granddaughter

  • Advertise with us
Project by chad posted 03-28-2015 12:03 AM 1308 views 3 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Used Scott Morrison’s design for his maloof style rocking cradle. I had to reduce the size by 30 percent. Which made already tricky bends a little tougher. After several attempts and some advice from some real woodworkers got it done. Hope the granddaughter and her dolls enjoy. For more details go to

-- Chad, Utah,

16 comments so far

View bruc101's profile


1075 posts in 2963 days

#1 posted 03-28-2015 01:19 AM

No doubt that is beautiful work and NO doubt your grand daughter and her dolls will love and cherish it for many years to come.
Thanks for sharing.

-- Bruce Free Plans

View Gixxerjoe04's profile


831 posts in 997 days

#2 posted 03-28-2015 02:43 AM

very, very nice rocker

View DocSavage45's profile


7656 posts in 2263 days

#3 posted 03-28-2015 02:52 AM


A great piece Sir!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

View deon's profile


2507 posts in 2446 days

#4 posted 03-28-2015 06:45 AM

Excellent work! I can believe that the curves were tricky to do.

-- Dreaming patterns

View chetrog's profile


84 posts in 885 days

#5 posted 03-28-2015 08:23 AM

Very nice.

-- I had a stroke a few years back, and sometimes the words dont come out as well as I would like.

View michelletwo's profile


2587 posts in 2436 days

#6 posted 03-28-2015 09:34 AM

stellar work!

View NormG's profile


5424 posts in 2425 days

#7 posted 03-28-2015 02:12 PM

You did a wonderful job on this piece. I bet it will be around a long time and passed down

-- Norman

View a1Jim's profile


115177 posts in 2998 days

#8 posted 03-28-2015 02:23 PM

If you made this wonderful rocker you are a very real woodworker,great job

-- Custom furniture

View gsimon's profile


1153 posts in 1534 days

#9 posted 03-28-2015 04:55 PM

beautiful rocker – well done

-- Greg Simon

View exelectrician's profile


2327 posts in 1848 days

#10 posted 03-28-2015 07:31 PM

Truly a work of loving art.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

View Woodbridge's profile


3451 posts in 1839 days

#11 posted 03-28-2015 10:41 PM

beautiful rocker!

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

View gfadvm's profile


14929 posts in 2111 days

#12 posted 03-28-2015 11:50 PM

Wow! That shows some serious skill on your part. A beautiful rocker/cradle.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

View DocK16's profile


1178 posts in 3508 days

#13 posted 03-29-2015 03:05 AM

This has been a bucket list item of mine for several years (full size model) You did a great job on scaling this down to child size. A beautiful piece that should last many generations.
I know that Scot uses bent lamination for the top rail of the baby section of his rocker but it looks like you did yours in 3 sections each from one solid piece of wood. Care to give any details on how you joined these pieces.

-- Common sense is so rare anymore when you do see it, it looks like pure genius.

View chad's profile


45 posts in 2701 days

#14 posted 03-29-2015 04:35 AM

To see more details go to

-- Chad, Utah,

View ScottMorrison's profile


149 posts in 2398 days

#15 posted 03-29-2015 01:48 PM

I must say Chad, that is one of the most outstanding Rocker Cradle builds I’ve ever had the pleasure of seeing. I have three grandsons, but if I had had the good fortune of having granddaughters as well, I would have certainly attempted what you’ve so expertly accomplished. To say we are all thoroughly impressed is an understatement.

Of course, after seeing this, my wife wants one regardless.

Excellent work. Thanks so much for sharing.

-- Scott Morrison, Montana,

showing 1 through 15 of 16 comments

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics