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Project by topherstrux posted 782 days ago 1202 views 3 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just finished this little cradle for our little one that is on the way. Used 4/4 Red Oak for the basket and 6/4 Red Oak for the Framework. Biscuits to joint the basket and Dowels for the Framework. No screws hold it together. This is my first project of this kind, using strictly glue and dowels/biscuits as jointery. I had a lot of fun building the cradle. I know that my son will spend a lot of time sleeping in it. Finish was Minwax Natural finish wiped on and actually used the Minwax spray on Lacquer for the clear. I am really proud of this. Thanks for looking.





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Martyroc

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#1 posted 782 days ago

Very nice cradle, and congratulations :-)

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

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a1Jim

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#2 posted 782 days ago

Very nice looking cradle a great job.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Ken90712

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#3 posted 782 days ago

Very nice job and congrats to the both of you on your new son! What a great job on this.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Clayton Whisman

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#4 posted 782 days ago

Great job and congratulations on your new addition!

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NBeener

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#5 posted 782 days ago

Okay.

One HUGE problem, here.

I’m sure you’re going to have a gorgeous baby, but … like bridesmaid’s dresses … did you REALLY want to build a crib so beautiful that most people won’t be LOOKING AT your baby ???

Very very nice :-)

-- -- Neil

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Radu

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#6 posted 782 days ago

Congratulations on your new addition. The addition for the new addition looks great.

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Condor1

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#7 posted 782 days ago

Again, congratulations on the new addition. you did a great job on the cradle and I’m sure it will be passed down to future generations. You should put a brass name plate on it with your name and date so that in the future folks will know who made it and when. I just finished one similar to yours for our first Great-grandchild, due around April 7, 2012. It’s a good feeling!

-- There are times when a mistake is remembered as your best work.

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lizardhead

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#8 posted 781 days ago

I am fixin to be a grandad myself come Sept. Need to start on one, yours looks like a nice format. Any dimensions you would like to share??

-- Lizardhead---Yeah but it's a dry heat--Tempe, Az

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Francois Vigneron

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#9 posted 781 days ago

Congratulations on both projects ;)
I like that the frame has a slightly different color from the craddle. Looks nice.

-- Francois Vigneron, Gif-sur-Yvette, France & Altadena, CA

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garriv777

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#10 posted 781 days ago

Beautiful work!

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gfadvm

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#11 posted 781 days ago

You SHOULD be proud! You did a great job on this cradle. This will become a family heirloom that your son can rock his grandchildren in.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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jjw5858

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#12 posted 781 days ago

Great work on this….all the very best to you and yours. Take care.

Joe

-- "Make something you love tomorrow...and do it slowly" JLB

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topherstrux

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#13 posted 781 days ago

Thanks for all the comments…Lizardhead, the overall basket dimensions are 31×17x15. The total frame height is 37” tall. You can get the basic plans from woodcraft.com.

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Condor1

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#14 posted 780 days ago

Lizardhead, A good place to start is by doing a Google search for crib or cradle safety requirements. You’ll find information such as the verticle bars on the basket can’t be more than 2-3/8” aparet. Also you will need a matrtrreess that will fit the cradle. There are several sizes available but the safety standard says that you can’t have a space of more than two fingers between the mattress and the cradle frame. I chose to make my cradle basket a little over 18” X 36” and purchased a 18” X 36” mattress from ababy.com. This size just fits inside a King-Size pillow case used as a sheet. A good flair for the end panels is aboutr 13 degrees. It’s our job to spoil the grandkids!

-- There are times when a mistake is remembered as your best work.

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