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Project by Mesca posted 01-31-2007 07:30 AM 1451 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Wanting to make a heirloom for my family and because my daughter was expecting her first child- I decided to try making a cradle. I couldn’t find “free” plans for any, but after looking at several decided I could figure this one out. It turned out to be one of the hardest projects I’ve attempted but my daughter, new grandson, and myself were pleased with the outcome.

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#1 posted 01-31-2007 08:53 AM

Did you turn the spindles? It looks very sturdy. What wood did you make it out of?

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#2 posted 01-31-2007 10:49 AM

I’m hoping to start one of these in a few weeks. Did you turn the spindles? I hadn’t thought of using castors, but of course, that’s a good idea. I’ll do the same.

What is the wood and finish?

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#3 posted 01-31-2007 01:05 PM

and for my granddaughter we just bought a silly little wire bassinette… oh the shame of it all.

I wish I could have created such a beautiful heirloom for my Grands..

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#4 posted 01-31-2007 02:37 PM

No I didn’t turn the spindles myself. I was just given a lathe and haven’t had time to experiment with it. (I doubted that trying to make 26 identical spindles would have been a good beginners project.) It was made out of oak.
I liked the idea of casters also – but made sure they were locking ones. I also added the shelf at the bottom which my daugher used to store diapers and other baby supplies. That’s the beauty of “doing-it-yourself” – you can add or delete anything you want.

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