Ethan's Cradle

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Project by lighterhead posted 09-18-2013 06:58 AM 872 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this cradle for my first Grandson. It’s made entierly of pine and the sun emblems were hand-carved.
It took me 2 months to build it, He out-grew it in three!

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#1 posted 09-18-2013 08:17 AM

Great work and congrats!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#2 posted 09-18-2013 01:58 PM

Very nicely done, and even if your grandson grew out of it, he now has a family heirloom.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#3 posted 09-18-2013 02:31 PM

Beautifully done and it’s waiting for the next one.

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#4 posted 09-18-2013 04:57 PM

Nice work.
You found the biggest problem in building cradles. They outgrow them all too soon. Then what do the parents do with the cradle, especially with boys. Girls can use them for their dolls. I have made several for family members and designed them to be disassembled and stored flat which means they are more likely to become heirlooms.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#5 posted 09-20-2013 04:16 AM

Sounds like a big boy. Great looking crib. Maybe there will be another so you can get six months of use out of it.

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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#6 posted 09-20-2013 08:00 PM

Wonderful cradle! Great design and execution. The sun carving makes a great accent. It’s a great heirloom piece. Great job!

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#7 posted 09-25-2013 03:17 PM

Thanks for all the kind words! I don’t have a fancy workshop but thankfully, a labor of love mostly needs blood sweat and tears.

I must give credit to my Daughter Mary for the bumper pads. She made them and the matching curtains.
I have one more younger daughter that will get a chance to use it so I’m keeping it safe – fully assembled I’m afraid. It makes a great laundry hamper for now!

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#8 posted 09-27-2013 10:33 AM

Nicely done.Very solid looking.Baby cradles are the best method to ensure a safe and cozy sleeping area for your baby.A baby cradle represents all that is natural and safe to a newborn. It provides peace and tranquility.

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