Rocking cradle chair for my nephew's son

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Project by Mip posted 06-05-2016 06:38 PM 851 views 4 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Alright, some of you wanted to see this after I mentioned I built this. It’s a rocking cradle chair made from more of that oak I got from that job site. My nephew and his wife had a little boy two years ago September and I figure this would be a great present for them. I got the plans from U-build. Pretty straightforward, just use dowels for all the joints. There’s only four screws in the whole thing, and they are under the seat to hold the support frame together. I used Celtic knots for the finials because they’re cool looking, and because my nephew can’t figure ou how I make them. He went to college and thinks he knows everything, so I just got to keep him in line. Finished with golden pecan stain and paste wax. Hope everybody likes it.

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#1 posted 06-05-2016 06:57 PM

Beautiful rocking cradle Mip and the Celtic knots make for an elegant design!

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#2 posted 06-05-2016 07:18 PM

Very well done..

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#3 posted 06-05-2016 07:48 PM

What a magnificent gift! Your craftsmanship is Awesome!

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#4 posted 06-05-2016 08:23 PM

Very Nice/ well done.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#5 posted 06-05-2016 08:24 PM

Wonderful, Paul. AKA “Nanny’s Chair.” How very old-school. And the Celtic K-nots? Thank you for standing up for Favorite Uncles everywhere. I can’t believe you’ve kept this from us for so long. Keep it coming.

-- Mark

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#6 posted 06-05-2016 11:34 PM

Couldn’t be better. You da man !!!

-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"

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#7 posted 06-06-2016 12:10 AM

That’s a great looking cradle/rocker! You don’t see these kinds of things today, and it’s nice to see something vintage, even if it’s brand new! I’m sure the happy couple will love it!

-- Dean

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#8 posted 06-06-2016 03:21 AM

Thanks for the positive comments. Yes, Mean_Dean, they do really love it.

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#9 posted 06-07-2016 11:38 AM

looks great

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