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Grandson's craddle

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Project by elkhunter posted 07-07-2009 07:42 AM 880 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Built this craddle when my grandson was born. It is made with blued pine I cut, milled into boards, dryed, and made it into the finished piece (from standing tree to furniture). Makeing it even more rewarding.

-- John of Idaho





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#1 posted 07-07-2009 07:45 AM

Fantastic cradle well done

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#2 posted 07-07-2009 07:56 AM

Absolutely beautiful !!! And the fact that you were with it from tree to finished cradle makes it even more of a family Heirloom that will be passed down from parent to child for generations long after we are gone !!

-- Don S.E. OK

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#3 posted 07-07-2009 08:53 AM

Nice work.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#4 posted 07-07-2009 10:36 AM

Beautiful in design, built and finish.
Great job!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#5 posted 07-07-2009 01:25 PM

Wish I had the skill to do that for my two grandsons. Very cool and well made.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#6 posted 03-26-2010 03:40 PM

Great job on the cradle. It looks like you adapted the same plan that I used to make cradles for our twin grandchildren last spring: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/19353. I love the fact that you went from tree to finished project. I haven’t gotten to that stage yet, although I have looked longingly at a few trees in the back of my yard.

-- Phil, North Carolina

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