|Project by Amr||posted 04-28-2016 10:05 PM||1059 views||8 times favorited||18 comments|
Here is the cradle I built for my daughter, and just like the crib I built for her brother 3 years ago, it is 3 months behind schedule :)
Not entirely my own design; the legs and feet are borrowed straight from George Nakashima’s iconic Conoid Chair, and the joinery ended up being much stronger than I anticipated. The cradle design is heavily influenced by Scott Morrison’s Maloof style rocker cradle, which is an amazing piece of art. I became obsessed with Scott’s design and kept trying to figure out how to turn it into a dedicated cradle while meeting all the child safety requirements.
I used the Sam Maloof finish by Rockler and the results are amazing. My amateur photography skills and the phone camera pictures truly do not do it justice.
I have been woodworking for 3 years now and this project was a huge part of my learning curve. My first project, which got me into woodworking, was a mission style crib for my first child. Now I can do round pieces :)