|Project by Davesfunwoodworking||posted 06-13-2008 04:36 AM||3431 views||4 times favorited||19 comments|
I would like to start off by saying thank you very much to Dewayne. He sent me the planes for the cradle after seeing his. So a great big thank you!!!! This cradle took some 300 hours and about 5 months of working when I could on it. Its all made out of Oak and Purple Heart. I did change a few things on it to make it my own so I didnt copy Dewaynes the whole way. I made this for a gift for my Brother and Sister in-law. I hope it will last a long time and many babies to come okay maybe one more.
Here is the wood I used on the cradle.
These are the patterns I made up for the cradle. I think they had to be the hardest part of the whole thing.
Here is the cradle after one coat of hand rubed poly.
This is the bottom of the cradle all 3/4 inch White Oak.
Some other pictures of the cradle.
After 5 coats of poly hand rub.( What alot of work it is to finish a job like this. Finish, sand, finish, sand, finish, sand,,,,, okay you get the point.) Its done, time for baby to come and see his new bed.
Thanks for looking at my cradle. It was fun to make. Now All I need to do is come up with something elss to do… Any ideas??