Cradle for first child

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Project by Ryan posted 08-15-2008 05:00 AM 1100 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this cradle this spring for our first child, Brooklyn. It’s a combination of mahogany and oak. The cradle took about 20 hours to build and 100 hours to sand and finish. It was a really fun and rewarding project, plus it gave me an excuse to get away from my pregnant wife when she was grouchy.

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#1 posted 08-15-2008 05:02 AM

Gorgeous crib that is destined to be an heirloom. Thanks for sharing Ryan.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#2 posted 08-15-2008 05:04 AM

Very nice cradle. And good “excuse”..LOL

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#3 posted 08-15-2008 06:12 AM

Nice looking cradle

-- Glenn, New Mexico

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#4 posted 08-15-2008 06:58 AM

Nice job, Ryan. Congrats on your first child. How old are they now?

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#5 posted 08-15-2008 08:38 AM

Nice looking cradle. You did a good job on it. Beautiful baby! Thanks for posting.

god Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#6 posted 08-15-2008 12:14 PM

Great job!

Thanks for the post


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#7 posted 08-15-2008 01:42 PM

nice looking cradle,great job

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#8 posted 08-16-2008 01:12 AM

Very nice cradle. Brooklyn seems to like it too.

I’m surprised that you needed an excuse. My wife calls my shop the break room. When she gets on my nevers, I need a break so out I go.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#9 posted 08-16-2008 06:27 AM

My woodworking projects keep us sane. Brooklyn is our only child and she only likes the cradle when she’s sleeping. I should have built a rocking chair and a cradle.

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#10 posted 08-25-2008 03:08 AM

Great looking Cradle. Congratulations on the addition to the family.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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