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Forum topic by tomtom1 posted 03-22-2013 08:40 AM 755 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-22-2013 08:40 AM

Topic tags/keywords: pine shaping arts and crafts question

Hi I’m going to be building a noah’s ark cradle / toybox that one of the other members built on here (thats the finished photo I’ve included here) I bought the instructions from a magazine in the states. I’m based in Australia so I’m going to try and convert most measurements to mm.

I’ll convert the inches to mm etc but I was wondering what they meant by the side on plans for this ark toybox cradle I am going to attempt to build.

The only other bit I’m not overly getting based on the side view diagram is that they’ve said to cut some cleats to run along the side of each side of the crib.. they mention an 8 degree angle and in the side on diagram (attached), they have a bit of wood with an 8 degree angle and a 20 degree angle..

I’m just wondering if you understand what the angles are for I just can’t picture it.. any way you could look at the diagram and explain what the 8 degrees is used for and where the 20 degrees comes from I know it seems like the sides go out at 8 degrees and the ends at 20 degrees is there a cleat along the short side where the foot and head go?

just one down each side? and they’d live on the underside of the base with thin nails and glue to


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#1 posted 03-23-2013 06:50 PM

Wow that’s a beauty.

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#2 posted 03-23-2013 09:37 PM

Yeah a Spud72 (on here) aka Guy in canada built that one and then there’s a roof that goes on top so it turns in to a toybox! He did an amazing job and has more photos on his page!

I ordered the plans from here:

but then I found the original plans straight out of the magazine that they photocopy and re-distribute (legitimately) on etsy which was amazing so now I have the copies I bought from the website above but the originals too!

funnily enough in the cradle assembly

doesn’t show an end cleat running along so I’ve asked Guy to clarify

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