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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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#1 posted 01-27-2010 07:01 PM
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.
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#2 posted 01-27-2010 07:14 PM
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.
#3 posted 01-27-2010 07:58 PM
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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#4 posted 01-27-2010 08:33 PM
I really like that Did you work from plans?
-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill
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#5 posted 01-27-2010 09:18 PM
Very nice, I was thinking about doing something like this!
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#6 posted 01-27-2010 10:28 PM
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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#7 posted 01-27-2010 11:13 PM
-- I may be schizophrenic, but at least I have each other.
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#8 posted 01-28-2010 12:37 AM
Another beautiful, nice job.
-- Tom D
#9 posted 01-28-2010 12:58 AM
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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#10 posted 01-28-2010 02:55 AM
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!
#11 posted 01-28-2010 04:07 AM
If you get the chance, I’d like to know about the plans. Thanks
#12 posted 01-28-2010 05:12 AM
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
You’ll appreciate your drill press after this project! Have fun!
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#13 posted 01-28-2010 05:24 AM
Very nice design
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#14 posted 01-28-2010 07:00 AM
amazing cradle well done
-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture
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#15 posted 01-28-2010 09:34 AM
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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