Noah's Ark/Cradle

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Project by fawig posted 12-31-2013 02:10 PM 2459 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife bought the plans for this cradle/ark when our daughter was born in 1982. She slept in the cradle but I never had the time to convert it into Noah’s ark. Now our two grandsons have slept in it and I decided it was finally time to build the ark and animals for Christmas.

The cradle is made from pine (the only wood I had in 1982); the ark is made from maple and the animals from 2” thick cherry. Finish is polyurethane and wax (on the ark) and mineral oil on the animals.

-- "I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength." Phil 4:13

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#1 posted 12-31-2013 02:39 PM

better late than never. Nice job.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#2 posted 12-31-2013 02:44 PM

Very cool!!...........Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#3 posted 12-31-2013 03:29 PM

Very nice, looks great

-- steve, simple and effective

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#4 posted 12-31-2013 06:00 PM

Very creative. 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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#5 posted 01-01-2014 06:52 PM

Very nice animals in motion!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#6 posted 12-02-2015 05:23 AM

i have built this cradle twice, my ex stole the book that had the plans in it . i’m trying to find these plans or even just the name of the book so i can look it up and buy it again . do u still have the plans or the book ? can u help me out here ? 216.526.7411 Andy , thanks in advance !

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#7 posted 12-08-2015 11:14 AM

To tipiman/Andy: the plans I used came from the April 22, 1980 issue of Woman’s Day magazine. I did a quick Google search but came up empty. I’ll post a picture of the front cover – maybe that will help in your search.

-- "I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength." Phil 4:13

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