|Project by Paul||posted 12-13-2013 05:15 PM||1035 views||3 times favorited||8 comments|
I friend of mine had a custom made doll cradle for her daughter made many years ago. She now has two grand daughters that she also wanted replicas of that custom made cradle. So, she asked me to make two of them just in time for Christmas. So, spending evenings in the shop this week, I was able to make two cradles for her. She now wants to spray paint them so they look different.
It wasn’t a very complex design, however there were plenty of angles in the ends that added a little bit of time. I used dowels for all the joints and then gorilla glue. Turned out very sturdy.
Also, I just used pine, as it was low price for her, and since she is going to spray paint, the wood didn’t matter too much, other than it’s a soft wood.
But these kinds of projects give me the most satisfaction knowing that young children will get years of enjoyment out of them.
-- Paul, Iowa