Cherry Cradle

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Project by DocK16 posted 06-05-2012 02:58 AM 2185 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just finished this cherry craddle couple days ago and have been letting it soak up some UV rays. You can almost see it change to a darker red each day. I built one of these before but out of walnut. In keeping with my desire to never build the same exact project more than once I changed the design of the legs to a Queen Ann style. I will have to admit I bought the small spindles from Rockler which made this project go pretty fast. Once the desighn of the legs was accomplished it only took a couple weekends. I used Charles Neil ’s antibloching formula, I have found this to be very effective on cherry. Followed this by 3 coats of poly and one coat of wax.

-- Common sense is so rare anymore when you do see it, it looks like pure genius.

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#1 posted 06-05-2012 03:17 AM

This looks fantastic. Great JOB!

-- John from Jackson, Michigan

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#2 posted 06-05-2012 05:51 AM

I like the workmanship. It is a lovely piece.

-- The works of evil people are not the problem. It is the "Good" people standing by and watching not speaking up. Dubsaloon

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#3 posted 06-05-2012 07:28 AM

very nice piece, you gotta love cherry. Its one of my favorite woods to work with..I hope there’s a baby to use it, would hate to see something that nice just sit.. again very nice..

-- Papa...

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#4 posted 06-05-2012 08:03 AM

A real beauty…It’s perfect!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#5 posted 06-05-2012 11:22 AM

Beautiful! Excellent workmanship, as usual, DocK.

-- Dan, West Virginia,

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#6 posted 06-05-2012 11:30 AM

Looks good!

-- Mike - Northern Upper Michigan

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#7 posted 06-05-2012 02:23 PM

It is beautiful and I would hate to see it as just a piece to look at, but the distance between those slats worries me. The US Consumer Products Safety Commission requires a max of 2.35” between slats (they suggest that if a can of soda can slide between the slats, they are too far apart). I assume other countries have similar standards. I hope I am misjudging the spaces, but that immediately caught my eye.

-- Kay - Just a girl who loves wood.

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#8 posted 06-05-2012 02:29 PM

Wow! That’s a beautiful piece of furniture, Dock. Outstanding craftsmanship.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#9 posted 06-06-2012 12:45 AM

Beautiful looking cradle.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#10 posted 06-12-2012 02:51 PM

Beautiful cradle.

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