|Project by BobThompson||posted 01-12-2013 03:50 AM||1369 views||4 times favorited||8 comments|
This cradle was featured in Wood Magazine, October 1987 Issue #19. My wife was just pregnant with our second child and I really wanted to build this cradle. Life was too busy and I didn’t have time. Then again in late 1989 my wife was pregnant with our third child. I dug into my archives of magazines and found the Wood Magazine, but again, too busy. We have three girls by the way!!
So when my middle daughter was pregnant with our first grandchild I was bound and determined to build the cradle. So once again I dug through my magazine archives and found the copy of Wood. With the help of my other two daughters we got the cradle almost built before Penelope was born. We finished it in the afternoon, after she was born. We did get the bedding and teddy bear in it before they got home from the hospital.
The wood is alder, I did make a couple of slight modifications to the basket support assembly but they are very minor.
My daughter wanted it black, it just about killed me to hide the wood!!
-- Bob in Washington State