Heritage Cradle

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Project by spud72 posted 08-19-2013 10:20 PM 859 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I got it finished! This is my third cradle and the most challenging to date.

It is made of Yellow Birch which was milled locally and sized in my shop.

I don’t have a lathe so I got Earl, a friend of mine, to turn the posts and the stretchers. he did a great job.

The plans called for Cherry or Walnut, however, my daughter wanted it stained to match the cradle and change table so any light wood would have done.

The stain is Minwax Mahogany and finished with several coats of Minwax Wipe-On poly satin finish.

-- Guy,PEI

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#1 posted 08-19-2013 10:27 PM

Very nicely done. Is it a double duty cradle? It looks like it can also be put on the floor and rocked.

-- accidental woodworker

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#2 posted 08-19-2013 10:31 PM

Yes, it can be placed on the floor. It has it’s own rockers.


-- Guy,PEI

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#3 posted 08-19-2013 10:34 PM

Impressive. I’m sure this one will be passed on from generation to generation. Thanks for posting.

-- Steve, South Carolina,

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#4 posted 08-19-2013 11:33 PM

Just beautiful Guy!

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#5 posted 08-20-2013 02:08 PM

Looks Great, This should be around the family for the next couple hundred years.

-- WoodChucker, Sherwood Park, Alberta

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#6 posted 08-20-2013 02:09 PM

This is a fine piece and very nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#7 posted 08-20-2013 09:32 PM

Guy that is a beautiful cradle that you crafted and it shows the love .
A family heirloom of the best kind !

-- Kiefer 松

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#8 posted 08-22-2013 02:30 AM

That is one beautiful cradle. I have a new granddaughter coming along in a few months. Are the plans for this available?

-- Grant, Tryon, NC

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#9 posted 08-27-2013 10:23 AM

Plans for the cradle are available from Furniture Designs, Inc. at:



-- Guy,PEI

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