|Project by hvroberts||posted 1436 days ago||1147 views||3 times favorited||11 comments|
This is the first cradle that I have built. I made this for my daughter who is having her first born around the 15th. of June. This makes #6 for grandchildren and I also have 1 great grandchild. Now, would you believe that they are all girls. Guess old grandpa will have to get in there and show my 3 offspring how to make boys…. Back to the cradle…I made a real good deal on some walnut that I see advertised along with some birds eye maple and curly maple. Grammy just happened to have a new mattress for a cradle 15”x33”. I made this using Walnut with Maple spindles and Maple on the head and foot boards. I did all the resawing and turnings. Finish is 3 coats of Tung Oil and 2 coats of polish. As for plans, there isn’t any, knowing the size and what it should look like was all I needed.
-- Hvroberts, Up North In Maine