Doll Cradle

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Project by Jody posted 12-11-2007 06:46 AM 1270 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just putting the finishing touches on this cradle for my niece. I made it out of red oak and the inlays in the head and footboard are maple strips milled from a tree that her father cut down in their yard earlier this year. Thought it would be a nice touch. I sanded to 220 and finished with 3 coats of cherry stain and one coat of mahogany stain (all coats wiped on) with light sanding in between. A final sanding with 600 grit and 2 coats of waterlox. I will post some more pics after the warterlox application.

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#1 posted 12-11-2007 07:00 AM

That is one lucky girl!

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#2 posted 12-11-2007 12:32 PM

beautifl. Lots of elements making this special: your creation, the niece, and the wood itself. Nice

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#3 posted 12-11-2007 02:50 PM

I can see that getting passed around the family for a long time to come. Nice work.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#4 posted 12-11-2007 04:30 PM

Really nice work! I love the design.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#5 posted 12-11-2007 04:37 PM

Very nice!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#6 posted 12-11-2007 08:47 PM

Very nice. Her fathers wood makes it even more special…

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service

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#7 posted 12-14-2007 11:31 PM

Great job Jody. You have one lucky Niece.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#8 posted 02-11-2008 10:49 PM

I actually made the same one for my daughter last year for christmas. This year was a highchair for her dolls. Nice work!

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#9 posted 02-11-2008 11:10 PM

very nice baby cradle

-- I get out in the shop when I can

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#10 posted 02-06-2011 03:38 PM

Very nice cradle. Do you have any plans for it?

-- Leonard H.

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