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Walnut Rocking Bassinet

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Project by Matt Cremona posted 07-06-2015 11:57 PM 8279 views 22 times favorited 33 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was my first time doing serious angled work. All the joinery between all the frame parts are mortise and tenon. On the side assemblies, the “legs” are splayed out at 10.5 degrees. The spindles are 1/2” and are angled at 6.5 degrees. Because the legs splay out, the top connecting rail is a parallelogram. All of the frame pieces came out of one 16/4 slab and the panels came from one wide board. I rough turned all the spindles on the lathe and then forced them through a dowel plate to get them to a consistent thickness.

Materials:

Walnut for the frame, spindles, and panels. Black ash for the mattress support

Joinery:

Mortise and tenon (angled tenons) for all frame pieces.
Panels are floating in grooves inside the frame.
Mattress support boards are shiplapped.

More pictures: http://www.mattcremona.com/portfolio_page/walnut-rocking-bassinet

-- Matt Cremona | Minneapolis, MN | http://mattcremona.com





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Matthew Morris

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#1 posted 07-07-2015 12:24 AM

Looks like baby Cremona is going to be sleeping in style!

-- Matthew Morris, MM Wood Studio, Southern CA, http://www.mmwoodstudio.com

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Matt Cremona

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#2 posted 07-07-2015 12:38 AM

Already has a better life than me. Mission accomplished! Thanks Matthew!


Looks like baby Cremona is going to be sleeping in style!

- Matthew Morris


-- Matt Cremona | Minneapolis, MN | http://mattcremona.com

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grizzman

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#3 posted 07-07-2015 01:57 AM

hello matt, this is beautiful, ive been waiting for this to come about and it has arrived, i guess we will see the rest of the build on the shop update…which should be tonight sometime….i just wanted to let you know i had a heart attack friday night, i had a 90 %blockage to fix and they did that shortley after i had arrived at the hospital..and then i had to stay there for 2 days…was so happy to get home…i sure missed my own bed….anyway if you can build me one for my molly girl, her and pancakes can share huh….lol…..beautiful work matt,

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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Matthew Morris

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#4 posted 07-07-2015 04:07 AM

Now you just need to finish the crib and the baby is all set.


Already has a better life than me. Mission accomplished! Thanks Matthew!

Looks like baby Cremona is going to be sleeping in style!

- Matthew Morris

- Matt Cremona


-- Matthew Morris, MM Wood Studio, Southern CA, http://www.mmwoodstudio.com

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michelletwo

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#5 posted 07-07-2015 09:53 AM

great design

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whope

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#6 posted 07-07-2015 12:18 PM

Very beautiful.

-- Measure it with a micrometer, mark it with chalk, cut it with an axe.

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Ottacat

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#7 posted 07-07-2015 12:42 PM

Beautifully done!

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JeffStarr

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#8 posted 07-07-2015 01:31 PM

Nice work, love the design and workmanship!

-- "When was the last time you did something special for your gun?" www.jeffstarrstudio.com

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Buche

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#9 posted 07-07-2015 01:58 PM

Outstanding design!!!

thanks for sharing.

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JoeinGa

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#10 posted 07-07-2015 02:06 PM

Beautiful cradle. Will be a family heirloom for sure.

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greg48

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#11 posted 07-07-2015 03:15 PM

Wow Matt, that is certainly a beautiful piece of furniture, the lines are clean and simple without drawing much attention to the complexity od the joinery angles. The only problem with infant furniture is that they quickly grow out of it and then the piece needs to be stored away – unless you keep it filled up.

-- Greg, No. Cal. - "Gaudete in Domino Semper"

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crsowa

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#12 posted 07-07-2015 03:38 PM

very nice, HQ stuff right there!

-- Chris, Chef by day, wood worker by night... And most weekends...

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Tugboater78

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#13 posted 07-07-2015 04:00 PM

Awesome work!

-- "....put that handsaw to work and make it earn its keep. - summerfi" <==< JuStiN >==>=->

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siavosh

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#14 posted 07-07-2015 04:08 PM

Beautiful design!

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Woodbridge

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#15 posted 07-07-2015 05:20 PM

Matt, a beautifully designed and well constructed bassinet. Congratulations!

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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