|Project by DawsonWoodworking||posted 05-26-2012 04:44 AM||2893 views||8 times favorited||14 comments|
I made this cradle for our new son, born in May 2012.
It is solid cherry, my wife and I tried to find a cradle design we both like. I tend to lean more towards traditional styling, but she didn’t like anything I did. We finally found a design we both liked while searching through images on Google. We found an style that she loved, and the rest is history. I credit the general concept for this design to Scott Morrison – www.finewoodworker.com – and his cradle for the inspiration of my design.
This is also my first real attempt at steam bending. The top ‘hoop’ of the basket is 3 layers of 1/4” cherry that were steam bent around a oval form and glued back together as a lamination. The rest of the curves were made simply by using thick/wide stock and cutting out the form.
The finish is amber shellac with wax.
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