Baby Cradle

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Project by woodbutcher posted 06-12-2008 04:18 AM 1599 views 3 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the finished baby cradle for the friend at work that I was in such a hurry to complete! It was delivered to the family a week after the babies arrival which was early by 2 weeks. The woods are Brazilian Cherry,White Oak, and Ash was used for the pedestal feet. Finished it with Tung oil. Sorry I can’t find the pic’s with the baby Summer Amber Qadir in the cradle-I had a computer go down in the time I was completeing the project and have just now got it back up and running.

-- woodbutcher north carolina

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#1 posted 06-12-2008 04:38 AM

WOW! That is beautiful!

I am sure that your friend is more than pleased.

-- “There is scarcely anything in the world that some man cannot make a little worse and sell a little cheaper … and the buyers who consider price only are this man’s lawful prey.” John Ruskin

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#2 posted 06-12-2008 04:40 AM

Now that is going to be an heirloom. Great job and thanks for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#3 posted 06-12-2008 04:50 AM

Beautiful, really like the different type woods they blend together very well . very good build.

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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#4 posted 06-12-2008 06:21 AM

beautiful job!!! I am sure it is treasured…and will be for a long time…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#5 posted 06-12-2008 06:40 AM

Gorgeous Work!!

I like the wood color combinations.


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#6 posted 06-12-2008 07:20 AM

Very nice cradle. I like the way you did the uprights to hold the cradle adds a bit of fun to it. I have just finished a cradle and will post it soon. I had a lot of fun building mine how about you?

-- Davesfunwoodworking

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#7 posted 06-12-2008 10:33 AM

That’s a great looking cradle! I wish I had made one for my baby.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#8 posted 06-12-2008 11:43 AM

Very nice. It must be that time of year because I’m in the process of making something similar. I like the mix of wood to give contrast.

-- Working at Woodworking

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#9 posted 06-12-2008 02:35 PM

Really nice cradle.

The nerve of that woman having her baby 2 weeks early when you were trying to finish the project! lol!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#10 posted 06-12-2008 02:43 PM

I wouldn’t have thought the cherry and oal would have looked good together, but boy would I have been wrong. Excellent work.

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#11 posted 06-12-2008 04:01 PM

Love the wood combination, This will be passed on through there family for generations

-- WoodChucker, Sherwood Park, Alberta

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#12 posted 06-12-2008 06:37 PM

Wow! Love the work!

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#13 posted 06-13-2008 06:37 AM

Great job. You have incorporated some interesting shapes and I especially like the feet. Thanks for sharing.

-- Express creativity with wood, Dewayne. Vacaville CA.

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#14 posted 06-14-2008 12:24 AM

Beautiful crib. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#15 posted 06-14-2008 01:41 AM

Folks, Thank you so much for having taken the time to view and comment on this piece. CharlieM1958 I appreciate your understanding of my delimna! I feel like the Rodney Dangerfield of woodworking-I get no respect at all! Besides I saw how little that baby was she had in her arms when I got there with cradle-and I still don’t understand why she couldn’t have held out another coupla’ weeks! dewoodwork, I’m glad you like the feet, there was no rhyme or reason for the shapes of the feet,except that I only wanted four small bearing surfaces for floor contact. I felt that the total weight of cradle and everything else would stand a better chance of self-leveling on a possible uneven floor surface, this way if it were ever used on something like say an area rug on carpet or carpet and wood and needed to stradle these uneven heights it would still be very rigid and stable-I’m not sure that all made sense.
You people have all, again made my day, your kind words and observations are indeed an inspiration. Thanks so very much!
Ken McGinnis
Davesfunwoodworking, I don’t call it fun when I’m working, I’m too much of an old crumudgen I guess! But to be honest about it-relaxing therapy is what I experience! Alright I gotta run now and find your cradle on the site-I need to see what fun is about!

-- woodbutcher north carolina

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