|Project by Bob Cook||posted 02-20-2011 01:18 PM||1248 views||1 time favorited||7 comments|
Just finished constructing a Cherry cradle for my grand daughter due in March. Now only if the weather stays good I can apply the final dark cherry oil stain and varnish.
I bought the plans and spindels from Woodsmith. I made a few adjustments / changes to the design (couldn’t resist after 40+ years as a carpenter). As for the finishing; I’am planning on using SW oil stain ( mixture of bright cherry and wild berry with a varnish 3 coat finish. So far it looks good with the stain completed and 1st coat of varnish. Should have complete in 3-4 days and looking forward to posting the final product. Thanks for all the possitive feedback.
Well I finally completed the final 2 coats of sherwin williams wood classic oil stain and 3 coats of polyurethane varnish. I’m still debating applying a coat of pastewax. I had to order the custom size mattress from ababy.com and the price was very reasonable for the 2” mattress. A freind of the family is making the 6” high bumpers. All in all it was a very fun project. I did all the template and detail routing freehand because after 40+ years as a carpenter I rairly used a router table but like everything else, a little at a time until I get comfortable using it. My 30+ year old black and decker still runs with the big boys. All my future grand children should really enjoy snugling up in this everyday.
-- Bob Cook