|Project by Francois Vigneron||posted 01-31-2012 02:25 AM||1915 views||3 times favorited||11 comments|
Our family was blessed with 5 babies in 10 months…. More exactly, my wife’s brother had a baby girl (Celeste). Then my wife’s sister had twins (Izzy & Willow). Then we had twins too (Anna & Joseph). The second good news is : it means I’ll always have lots of woodworking to do !
So here it is : a giant cradle that can accommodate two babies or a substantial subset of the doll collection.
I designed this cradle with some Greene and Greene accents (the cloud lifts, the tsuba shaped handles, proud dovetails joints). For the rockers I used light colored maple plugs on dark walnut.
Types of wood :
- sides : maple & mahogany
- rocker : walnut with maple square plugs
- bottom (invisible in the pictures, sorry) : aromatic cedar so bedbugs don’t bite !
In the 5th picture, you can see the pine soles that provide a smoother rock than the uneven tiles of the living room.
Finish : FDA approved mineral oil (baby proof).
This project was completed in Altadena, 12/2009.
-- Francois Vigneron, Gif-sur-Yvette, France & Altadena, CA