Moon Cradle

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Project by Arookar posted 02-22-2012 09:22 AM 3051 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I saw a picture online of a man in the moon bed that supposedly Hemmingway slept in… and I thought I could make something simple like a moon cradle for my grandchild expected in April 2012. It’s made of quilted and ambrosia hard maple. Finished with Danish oil. The slats are attached to cleats which are in turn attached to the sides of the rocker.

-- The only gift is a portion of thyself. -Ralph Waldo Emerson, writer and philosopher (1803-1882)

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#1 posted 02-22-2012 10:46 AM

looks massive

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#2 posted 02-22-2012 12:07 PM


-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#3 posted 02-22-2012 02:44 PM

Looks nice! Now all you need is some soft bedding!

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#4 posted 02-22-2012 05:14 PM

Thanks! I am working on a quilt to go with it. It measures 16” tall from floor to moon ‘nose’ and about 35” from stem to stern. In reality its not much bigger than a car seat. But it is beefy…slats are 3/4” thick….probably my 5 year old grandson could jump in it without breaking the slats….tho I couldn’t speak for his head, lol!
Its meant to be used just for naps….maybe while mom is sitting quietly watching tv or on computer…she could rock it while she does…whatever moms do …..I know it can’t be used for a baby after a couple months- not safe once baby learns to turn over…but since we’re expecting a girl I thought she could eventually use it for dolls.

-- The only gift is a portion of thyself. -Ralph Waldo Emerson, writer and philosopher (1803-1882)

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#5 posted 02-22-2012 05:21 PM

That’s a one of a kind .Congrats on the new grandchild on their way.

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#6 posted 12-11-2012 08:30 PM

I think this would look even better with a paint job. I like the wood look, but for some reason a paint job is calling to me. Great job!

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