|Project by Manitario||posted 05-13-2013 12:22 AM||1708 views||0 times favorited||13 comments|
So a good friend of mine is having a baby and she asked if I’d build a cradle for her. Of course! After some deliberation about different cradle designs, she picked a cradle from wood magazine. I got to decide on the wood type. I have wanted to use wormy chestnut for awhile, so this gave me a great excuse to buy a bunch. The cradle was a relatively easy build (especially having plans from Wood). The slats though required an unfortunate amount of sanding. The other difficulty I had with the cradle is that the wormy chestnut is well, wormy. I had to take several creative liberties in order to work around the various voids and splits in the wood. Finished with 2 coats of Minwax natural stain and 3 coats of satin wipe on poly followed by a coat of wax.
I have to ship the cradle out to my friend; this involved building a very large crate and some creative packing with bubble wrap! Hope it will arrive intact!
-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil