Cradle & Quilt rack

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Project by dewoodwork posted 07-28-2007 06:19 AM 3191 views 12 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this cradle for my Son in “06”. The plans where modified from the original Shop Notes mag. plan. Woods used are Qsawn white oak and purple heart. The Cradle took best of show at a local fair. The quilt rack features lacewood and curly maple. Mortice and loose tenon joinery and is my own design. Below is a link to some of my other projects which are mostly my own designs.

-- Express creativity with wood, Dewayne. Vacaville CA.

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#1 posted 07-28-2007 06:23 AM

Very nice work. A great combination of woods..

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#2 posted 07-28-2007 06:24 AM

We have a 2-fer! I didn’t know you could make wood this pretty….

Just outstanding work on both…Maybe you should have posted them separately(?).

My wife sees this quilt rack and I’ll have to borrow this pattern for sure!

Keep up the great work!

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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#3 posted 07-28-2007 06:38 AM

Thanks, I guess I should have introduced my self as I just joined up. I’m Dewayne and I woodwork in my spare time as a hobbyist. I have been woodworking for about eight years and love to incorporate curves and color in my projects. I seldom use commercial plans and prefer to design my own creations.

Thanks for having me aboard.

-- Express creativity with wood, Dewayne. Vacaville CA.

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#4 posted 07-28-2007 07:16 AM

Dewayne, welcome to LJ’s. You are a great addition to this community judging from these two pieces.

I really like the contrast of the colors and the clean well finished look of your pieces. Very nice indeed.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#5 posted 07-28-2007 09:51 AM

Nice work Dewayne! If others haven’t clicked on your link above – do it! Great stuff!

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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#6 posted 07-28-2007 11:03 AM

oh my!! very impressive

from the link—I love the dresser and the change table! So very unique and beautiful.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#7 posted 07-28-2007 02:47 PM

Welcome Dewayne,
Very Nice work on the craddle and quilt stand. very unique design. I am working on a craddle myself right now The purpleheart looks red in the pics is it dyed or just the photo. Your link shows other very interesting work you should post here on LJ. Don would love those “little wooden boxes” .
Post some pics of your shop I love to see how other people set up their work space.

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

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#8 posted 07-28-2007 04:27 PM

I really like the quilt rack. Thanks for posting.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#9 posted 07-29-2007 05:07 AM

Dewayne, that is some beautiful craftsmanship and use of contrasting woods. I don’t know who your wood supplier is – but keep him or her happy :-)).Looking forward to future posts.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#10 posted 07-29-2007 06:41 AM


Excellent workmanship, and design, in both function, and color.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#11 posted 07-30-2007 08:12 PM

I agree!

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#12 posted 07-31-2007 07:18 PM

Oh my! Great stuff! I’m a sucker for a good cradle having build my son’s. Really nice woodworking. The contrast is great!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#13 posted 08-15-2007 06:36 PM

Very nice DeWayne. Love the cradle and I think that is the nicest quilt rack I’ve ever seen.

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker

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#14 posted 09-16-2007 01:08 PM

you are doing great work, and I really like your design ideas.

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan -

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#15 posted 07-16-2008 09:28 PM

I love thi project so much, but I have a question. Now that the project is a year or so old, have you noticed any changes in the color of the purpleheart? I ask because I’m thinking of builiding something with contrasting woods, but I’m thinking of maybe dyeing a light wood like maple instead of purpleheart. I’d love to hear your thoughts. Definitely one of my favories on the site.

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