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Project by Grant posted 10-10-2008 06:09 PM 1659 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this cradle for a co-worker and his wife whom were expecting their first child. The cradle is a small heirloom cradle that is RTA and can be stored in a decorative box that I also made for him and his wife. The cradle is mainly red oak but has two small mahogany decorative locking plugs on each end.

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#1 posted 10-10-2008 07:18 PM

Very nice! I also have the plans for this and am planning to build this for my little girl for Christmas. I think she would love to put her babydolls in this. How difficult was the project?

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#2 posted 10-10-2008 07:53 PM

I’m just curious, but did you build this from the “Wood” magazine plans. I made one of these for my sister-in-law from their plans last summer. The reason I ask is because when I went to order the crib mattress from their source it was extremely expensive, and the size didn’t match the cradle. I actually e-mailed them about it and all I got back was an automated response saying if we think it’s important we will send you more information.

-- remember always measure once and cut twice

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#3 posted 10-10-2008 10:48 PM

as far as that comment is concerned first off thats not very nice is it If we think it’s important what a nerve.
Anyway to the cradle just what I have been asking about as we are about to be grandparents Bronwen and I.Its a really well made cradle this is flawless well done Grant I am sure the recipients will be delighted.Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#4 posted 10-11-2008 01:45 AM

Nice cradle work. I made a similiar one based on the wood magazine article. I cant remember if the dimensions were right but I do remember that I went online and looked up the dimensions of cradle matressess before I started. I also made the rockers detachable so it could be used as a magazine rack when the child out grew it. Check out my projects and see.

-- Say what you mean and mean what you say.

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#5 posted 10-11-2008 03:56 PM

Very nice work! I’m glad my son, Eric is in one of your advanced woodworking classes. If he gets out of line, you have my permission to kick he’s butt. LOL Thanks for posting.

-- Dennis Zongker

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