Rocker Cradle

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Project by Tilt posted 08-27-2007 03:24 AM 7442 views 19 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have built a couple of these for my granddaughters. Very fun project and quite successful too. After displaying for a few friends, I have built a dozen of them for others. This one is in maple, I have done white oak, ash and cherry also. Great gift for a young girl to rock her doll to sleep.

-- My dad was an electrician, but my fathers a carpenter.

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#1 posted 08-27-2007 03:28 AM

Very nice work!

Looks like it would be fun to make and give as gifts. And the more you make, the better you get at making them.

How did you join it together – dowels or M&T?

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#2 posted 08-27-2007 03:38 AM

Tilt, I just love your projects! Maybe it’s because I’ve got a young one of my own right now, but these are just great. Keep up the good work!

-- Robb

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Bob A in NJ

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#3 posted 08-27-2007 04:17 AM

I’ve never seen one of these before but I love it! Great craftsmanship.

-- Bob A in NJ

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#4 posted 08-27-2007 04:30 AM

Great idea! I wish I would have had one of these when my daugther was young.

-- Greg Mitchell--Lowell,

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#5 posted 08-27-2007 04:56 AM

I wonder how many Grandma’s would love this little gem also. Great project!

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#6 posted 08-27-2007 01:05 PM

I’ve never seen something like this either. What a wonderful idea.
Beautiful piece.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#7 posted 08-27-2007 02:28 PM

That is way cool. I’m guess there might also be demand for such a thing in adult size. I know a couple ladies with new little ones that would find this irresistable.

-- Working at Woodworking

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#8 posted 08-27-2007 03:03 PM

Beautiful, ever have any requests for a larger one for young mothers?

-- tektōn an artificer, that is, (specifically) a craftsman in wood: - carpenter.

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#9 posted 08-27-2007 03:14 PM

Great project. I can see why it is a requested item

I believe that I’ve see a picture of a full size on before.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#10 posted 08-27-2007 06:04 PM

Thanks guys, I have been asked several times about a larger one. I think its sorta like the mammys bench, but not sure. The first few built were joined with M&T that was a bit of work. Then I went to dowels on the rockers and screws and plugs on everything else. Time saver but I really like the M&T look better. The one pitcured is not finished yet as needing the plugs and then I put finish on the maple which really popped out the wood grain.

-- My dad was an electrician, but my fathers a carpenter.

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#11 posted 08-27-2007 08:27 PM

I sure do appreciate projects that make me state, “I wish I would have thought of that!”. Craftsman like you keep me on my toes! Good work!

-- Branden - Sacramento, California -

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#12 posted 08-27-2007 09:57 PM

Fantastic work, I have been thinking about a crib for some very good friends that are expecting in the new year. I have not liked the plans for some cribs I,ve seen online, does a plan exist for this, if so could you tell me where I could find it. Inspired to copy…

-- Atelierwoodworks Vaud Switzerland

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#14 posted 08-28-2007 02:14 PM

It is a great idea and I love that shine you have on the floor :)

-- "so much to learn and so little time"..

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#15 posted 08-29-2007 11:12 PM

hi would just like to say what a great idea and would of come in useful for a mother if the seat was a bit bigget .lol.

-- thomas edgar _-_

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