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I made this cradle for my first grand daughter out of oak . I should have made 2- they had identical twins! (Thus woodworking has taken a back burner to my now first love- the babies!)





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rseabrease

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#1 posted 1539 days ago

This is absolutely beautiful. One of my friends made a cradle for their grandchildren and it was shared among all the family members. Each time a new baby came along and used the cradle their name and birth date was placed on the bottom of the cradle. It leaves quite a history for future generations of all the children who slept in the cradle.

-- Richard

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stefang

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#2 posted 1539 days ago

A little unusual design, but very beautiful cradle Colleen. I can understand you’re favoring the babies, but it looks like a big loss for us woodworkers, however, family come first and most of know that. I hope you get back into the workshop in due course.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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irishcolleen

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#3 posted 1539 days ago

What a neat idea of adding the names on the cradle…The twins did share it when they were newborn, and it is the first of the grandkids, so we will definately be using that idea….thank you! I do miss my woodworking time, I drool over all the beautiful projects on this site, so will have to make some time…....

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Gary

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#4 posted 1539 days ago

I really like that Did you work from plans?

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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Dustin

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#5 posted 1539 days ago

Very nice, I was thinking about doing something like this!

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ohwoodeye

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#6 posted 1539 days ago

YOUR FIRST GRAND DAUGHTER IS MADE OUT OF OAK!!!
<rereading> oh, never mind, I understand.
Congrats to you and your family. Hopefully, and I’m sure it will, this gets passed down onto generation after generation. What an horor and rememberance that will be to you and the hours you devoted to this project.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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PG_Zac

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#7 posted 1539 days ago

Beautiful.

-- I may be schizophrenic, but at least I have each other.

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tomd

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#8 posted 1539 days ago

Another beautiful, nice job.

-- Tom D

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irishcolleen

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#9 posted 1539 days ago

Ohwoodeye, After re-reading my post, I really could have worded that correctly!! Sorry for the confusion….. In answer to your question, Gary, I did work from plans, although I don’t remember where I got them. If you want to know, I will try and look it up.

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janice

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#10 posted 1539 days ago

Yes that is very pretty. Nice job. I’m sure you’ll get busy again, now you’ll have to make them some toys and whatever else you can think of. Congratulations!

-- Janice

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Gary

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#11 posted 1539 days ago

If you get the chance, I’d like to know about the plans. Thanks

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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irishcolleen

66 posts in 1979 days


#12 posted 1539 days ago

Gary, here is a link to the plans. Unfortunately, they do not offer downloads…..
http://www.wildwooddesigns.com/Baby_Cradle_Plan_P3435.cfm

Here is the link to where I bought the cradle mattress

http://babyfactory2u.com/index.html

You’ll appreciate your drill press after this project! Have fun!

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weinerdog

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#13 posted 1539 days ago

Very nice design

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a1Jim

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#14 posted 1539 days ago

amazing cradle well done

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Vjeko

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#15 posted 1538 days ago

very nice Colleen ! Just curious, how is the cradle hung on the support
(what hardware is at the two points where the cradle is hung) ?

-- Vjeko Balas - Croatia

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