Hooded Cradle

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Project by KENVO posted 06-11-2013 12:06 AM 1165 views 3 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The wife and I are expecting our fourth child any day now and according to my wife I didnt get this done a day to soon. I guess pregnant women worry about things like where their new baby will sleep. Everything was done to the wifes specifications.

I got the plans from Rockler and they were okay except the side measurements were 1/4 inch to tall and I had to go back and trim them to fit. Not fun, but the rest came out pretty well. The plans call for wooden dowels but I biscuit joined and pocket holed everything. It was made from pine and alder and has an alder plaque waiting for a name to burned into it depending on if its a girl or boy. Stained it red mahogony with three coats of semi-gloss spray laquer then I fitted two brushed nickel handles on the sides and called it done. The wife has already made a sheet for it and is working on a bumper to go around the inside.

Maybe a mobile and changing table is next.

-- Somebody has to do something, and it's just incredibly pathetic that it has to be us.-- Jerry Garcia

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#1 posted 06-13-2013 04:51 AM

I like it. Always wanted to build one and never did.

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#2 posted 06-17-2013 02:36 PM

Great job, it’s lovely especially the design and the finish. I’m sure your wife loves it and the new addition will enjoy it. Congrats!

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#3 posted 06-25-2013 06:13 AM

The new baby is here and is loving his new cradle. He’s 10lbs and 10oz of happy sleepy baby. A cradle is a little low to the ground for a baby’s main sleeping spot but jack loves his new bed and so does his mom.

-- Somebody has to do something, and it's just incredibly pathetic that it has to be us.-- Jerry Garcia

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