|Project by OttoH||posted 12-31-2011 12:41 AM||1448 views||4 times favorited||13 comments|
Well I have spent all my spare time these last three months building a cradle for our first grandchild who was born early this morning. I used hard maple and stained it an antique cherry to match the rest of the furniture in the nursery.
I made the cradle so it can be taken apart and put together using only a single medium straight blade screwdriver by using 10-24 brass screw inserts. This is based on a set of plans I purchased at Rockler with of course a few of my own modifications thrown in.
This project was a major stretch for me, and I learned a lot by doing it. I am glad that it is completed and shipped off so my new grandson can use it, but I do feel like I was giving birth to the cradle and part of me hated to see it go.
The inside of the cradle is 36 by 18 and the overall dimensions are 44 by 23 by 36
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