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My black walnut baby cradle

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Project by Ryan87 posted 1121 days ago 2329 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After making our bedroom set out of my wife’s grandfathers tree I had a few boards left. Not sure what to do with them, they sat for about 6 months… Until she said she was pregnant. I immediately decided to make a cradle with the remaining wood. I downloaded a plan for a gliding cradle and had all the wood cut to size…then boss lady came out and decided she wanted something more in depth. So back to the drawing board and goodbye pre cut wood! She wanted a sleigh style glider with raised panels so this is what I drew up. Total project took about a month to design and create with 38 board ft total. Overall for the 3 months my child will be in this it should work just fine.

-- Ryan, Michigan





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josh

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#1 posted 1121 days ago

beautious!

-- Josh; Former Pennsylvanian, current Coloradan

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Moron

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#2 posted 1121 days ago

it doesnt get better then this.,............sweet, what memories are made of

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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tinman_362

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#3 posted 1120 days ago

Awesome design. It looks great. I hope one day to have your talent.

-- Robert: Life is all about the stories ~

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Don Johnson

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#4 posted 1120 days ago

Beautiful job.

But to get a good return on your investment, you’ll just have to keep on having more babies ! LOL

-- Don, Somerset UK, http://www.donjohnson24.co.uk

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DadEO

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#5 posted 1120 days ago

Very nice! I just completed one for my niece. What finish did you put on it?

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Arlin Eastman

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#6 posted 1120 days ago

Very nice work with the wood and cradle.
Arlin

-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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Ryan87

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#7 posted 1120 days ago

I put 3 coats of salad bowl finish on it

-- Ryan, Michigan

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Beginningwoodworker

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#8 posted 1119 days ago

Nice looking cradle.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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Bertha

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#9 posted 1119 days ago

Talk about sentimental value. It’s absolutely outstanding.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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