1974 or 1975 Cradle design

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04-08-2010 04:39 AM

I’m looking for a cradle design I built back in the mid ‘70’s. It was in a wood working magazine probably 1974 or 75. I would like to do another like it for my grandaughter. The original has long since been misplaced. Thank you.

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#1 posted 06-04-2010 07:20 AM

I have two thoughts on this. First, crib and cradle safety has changed a lot since the 70s, so i you find it, I would research current safety guidelines.

Secondly, I would think about skipping the cradle and even skipping the crib, and getting started on her first “big girl bed”. They outgrow a cradle and crib before the finish dries, and then someone needs to store it for years and years because you built it. Yes, I realize this is a highly unromantic perspective, but I have a crib (that was used for about three months) and a changing table (that was used about 6 months) that will be sitting in my basement for about 20 more years, and I wish I would have built something else for my kids.

Congrats on your granddaughter. It will be fun to build her whatever you are inspired to create…

-- PaulMayer,

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#2 posted 06-04-2010 07:23 AM

Do you know what magazine it was in.

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