|Project by Russel||posted 06-18-2008 02:24 AM||1622 views||0 times favorited||15 comments|
Yes, I know I recently posted a pair of 'Grandma Cribs' but since I just finished this and we seem to be on a run of nursery furniture I figured I put this up as well.
This is for a young lady I work with who is in the process of having her first child (she’s taking her time). She’s a great kid and the same age as my kids with a very similar temperment. I’ve had the opportunity to work with her pretty much since she graduated high school and I’ve come to be very fond of her. So with her starting her family it seemed right to do something special for her.
This is the first cradle I’ve made and it was one of the more complex things I’ve done. The curved panels were an interesting experience, but not so much as matching the center rail to the curve of the top cross piece. That was fun (and not fully accurate). After laying out all the parts, the one thing I had forgotten to consider was how I was going to suspend the cradle from the stand … a couple holes and dowels did the trick and it all works quite nicely.
The cradle is made of mainly walnut with cherry panels and accents on the bottom. The bottom has cherry along the edges because the two pieces of walnut I glued together weren’t quite wide enough. But the correction made for a nice design element. It takes a standard cradle mattress of 15” x 33”, stands 34” tall and has a foot print of 22” x 38.
With this cradle, I’ve now made 1 standard crib, 5 wheelchair cribs and 6 Grandma cribs. And I only have one daughter. Man that’s a lot of babies.
-- Working at Woodworking http://www.VillageLaneFurniture.com