|Project by vidkid26||posted 12-16-2013 04:03 AM||2109 views||8 times favorited||14 comments|
I just finished this cradle for our “adopted” kids who are having their first child. I made another one about two years ago for the kids of one of my friends. I always wanted to do a G&G project but never got around to it. I found out about 6 months ago that I would need to build a cradle, so I thought this would be the perfect project .
I started with the glider plans that a few of us here at lumberjacks have used. It took about a month of mulling things over in my mind as to how I would adapt it to fit the G&G style. With a lot of pictures from William Ng, Darrell Pert and others, things finally came together. I looked for a cradle, but could only find cribs.
Three months later I finished the cradle and then started work on the base. It was a much greater challenge than I thought.
Its made out of mahogany. I had 3, 8/4”x10”x 7’ boards to start. I used General Finishes dye stain(7 orange to 4 medium brown ). It was finished with Arm-RrSeal satin.
I made a couple of major mistakes but didn’t have time to make new parts. I think they were covered up well enough. The baby is due any day now.
Please, comments are welcome, good or bad.