Josie's Cradle

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This was my 4th of these cradles, so I was well practiced when it was time for my 2nd daughter’s cradle. It’s made of highly figured bubinga and finished with poly. The pins are ebony.

The next one I made was prepared from a lot of scrap woods I had laying around. In order to make sure I did not split the glue-ups when fitting the tenons, I added a spline down the sides of the end pieces. I really liked how that came out, and so I am adding that to all the new ones.

Josie slept in there every night until she was 7 months old. Now it’s home for the girls’ dolls.

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#1 posted 09-07-2009 12:43 PM

Nice work. I’ve built a few of these over the years, its a terrific plan. Did you build the box to store it in when its disassembled? Makes a great gift for first time parents.

Beautiful figure on the bubinga.

-- Craig, Springfield Ohio

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#2 posted 09-07-2009 02:25 PM

A family Heirlom. One day your daughter will have it for her children. You’ll be surprised how fast they grow up. Very nice.

-- John @

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#3 posted 09-07-2009 02:41 PM

Now thats a beautiful cradle.. nice job.

-- Michael . USN ( Ret ) Batesville,AR

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#4 posted 09-07-2009 03:03 PM


I have not made the boxes yet. Mainly because I only have 5 months to get one together after hearing about the upcoming blessed event, and with my day job, other projects and my own kids I am usually under the gun to get them finished in time to be useful!

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#5 posted 09-07-2009 06:06 PM


Beautiful! This and your other work are quite impressive! Looks like you’ve got a good eye and a good lumber dealer as well.

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#6 posted 09-07-2009 07:35 PM

a wonderful cradle for a wonderful daughter great look very good job.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#7 posted 09-08-2009 01:15 AM

Beautiful cradle Foggy.

Buliding furniture and building memories!

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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#8 posted 12-13-2010 06:55 AM

nice..where can I get that plan?

-- Rob in Texas

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