Oak medieval cradle with carved Tudor Rose Panels

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Project by rilanda posted 07-02-2012 02:29 PM 2226 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This cradle was made for a family friend about 15years ago. Constructed from European Oak and selected for Quarter sawn properties, it was constructed using traditional mortice and tenon joints, the end stiles being turned to provide handles for rocking the cradle. The elliptical shaped canopy was laminated over a former and final veneered with a Burr Oak veneer.

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#1 posted 07-02-2012 03:20 PM

That is a Gorgeous and very dramatic design.

Very nice fit and finish – Len

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#2 posted 07-02-2012 03:28 PM

Welcome to LJs
That’s one amazing cradle great job.

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#3 posted 07-02-2012 04:40 PM

Very nice

I’m sure it will be around for a while


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#4 posted 07-02-2012 10:23 PM

Very impressive work. Good job.

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#5 posted 07-03-2012 06:53 PM

Could go straight to museum. Hard to tell the difference.

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#6 posted 07-04-2012 06:24 PM


Outstanding! An instant heirloom! Thanks for sharing . . . and welcome to LJs.


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#7 posted 07-25-2014 07:04 PM

Very nice.

-- Leonard H.

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