Doll cradles

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Project by superdad posted 01-10-2011 07:01 PM 1147 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made these doll cradles for my daughter(3) nad her best friend(4) for Christmas. They are made from 3/4” spruce ply. I got the idea from a post on the scrollsaw woodworking and crafts forums and then changed it up and made my own design from there. This was the first time I ever worked with a router. The wood was cut to size with my radial arm saw and my jigsaw. The head board and foot board were cut out on the scroll saw. They are 9” wide and 18” long. Next time I think I will make them wider though, they have a tendency to tip over if the girls aren’t careful with them. They were very well received(as were the new dolls that they were given to go in them. I sewed the pillows and mattresses my self by hand(because the sewing machine broke). All in all it was a fun project for Christmas, and the only one I actually got finished.

-- Another one of Santa's elves, only taller.

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#1 posted 01-10-2011 09:24 PM

These were pretty cute. I think they will get a lot of use. A great way to use shop time.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#2 posted 01-11-2011 03:12 PM

That dog will hunt…. Looks to me you know two happy young ladies after receiving these. Good stuff!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#3 posted 01-14-2011 05:30 PM

Thanks for the kudos. The girls are very happy with these. My daughter’s friend has hers next to her bed and her baby(who has slept with her every night for three years) now sleeps solely in the cradle. I have become her favourite uncle.

-- Another one of Santa's elves, only taller.

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