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Project by PatRI posted 600 days ago 912 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this cradle for my second son who was born a couple days after Christmas. It is cherry and walnut finished with danish oil. Despite my best efforts I did not finish it until a few days after he came home. I used a set of plans from Rockler to get started and help with dimensions but the design is mine. For the pivot i used a pivot hinge also from Rockler. I still have to turn couple plugs to cover the wholes for the hardware and a handle to add a lock so it can be locked from swinging when needed. We are not using the cradle yet because I want to be sure the oil is fully cured and not off gassing anymore. I was thinking two to three weeks will be enough. Does this sound about right to you guys? Thanks for looking.

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#1 posted 600 days ago

Very very nice .

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 600 days ago

Great looking cradle! Fantastic job, good luck getting shop time with the new addition :) – congratulations btw!

-- -- Mike

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#3 posted 600 days ago

Like the design. Very nice. Feel your pain trying to finish on time. Son came early so he had to go without his cradle for couple weeks.


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#4 posted 598 days ago

Congrats on the new addition to the family & on the great build. It looks like it “sleeps’ very well.


-- Master designer of precision sawdust and one of a kind slivers.

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#5 posted 598 days ago

Great Lookin cradle

-- Jim, Kentucky

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