Tiger Maple Baby Cradle

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Project by Stanley Coker posted 09-12-2009 12:50 PM 3081 views 7 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is my latest project. A baby cradle for my nephew and wife, their first baby. The wood is some tiger maple that I selected from a local supply.

-- Stanley, North Georgia

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#1 posted 09-12-2009 01:03 PM

*wow this is…... *well i don’t know what to say,
tim aka cobra5

where is the baby???

-- tool time tim aka "cobra5"

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#2 posted 09-12-2009 01:59 PM

It came out beautiful, very nice!

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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#3 posted 09-12-2009 03:52 PM

Very lucky nephew, wife and baby! Mst be a close family to give that away. Very beautiful.

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#4 posted 09-12-2009 04:25 PM

Great job Stan the cradle looks wonderful.


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#5 posted 09-12-2009 04:57 PM

Beautiful cradle and some very nice wood.

Did you turn the spindles or buy them. I’ve tried to turn spindles from tiger maple and they are very fragile.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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Stanley Coker

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#6 posted 09-12-2009 05:13 PM

We are a very close family, this nephew and my son are just 10 months apart and they grew up together.
The spindles I did not turn, turning is something that I have not gotten into yet. For one thing I don’t have a lathe and I think it will take a lot of experince, maybe some day.

-- Stanley, North Georgia

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#7 posted 09-12-2009 05:14 PM

Stanley, That’s one beautiful cradle! The wood is awesome and you did a great job. Did you work from plans or is that your design?

-- John @

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#8 posted 09-12-2009 07:08 PM

Beautiful!!! And some FINE craftsmanship!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#9 posted 09-12-2009 08:57 PM

Beautiful design & very nice work! I like the foot design (pattern).

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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Stanley Coker

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#10 posted 09-13-2009 02:37 AM

Hi John, I found a picture on the internet and went from there. I have been wanting to build something out of this tiger maple ever since I seen it at the wood supply place I found three years ago. At the very reasonable price they have it at I am sure I will building more projects with it.

-- Stanley, North Georgia

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#11 posted 09-14-2009 05:58 AM

Very nice Cradle. Tiger/Curly Maple very beautiful wood. I use it a lot, love it with color your in the Cradle business when the rest of the family sees it. Just a Beautiful Project. I just finished one in cherry an curly maple.

-- Marty Ohio

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Stanley Coker

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#12 posted 09-14-2009 11:32 AM

Thanks Marty, I saw the one that you said that you just finished and I think that is one of the most amazing piece of woodworking that I have ever seen.

-- Stanley, North Georgia

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#13 posted 09-26-2009 05:51 PM

This is very attractive cradle. The design is great and the material is fabulous. My daughter is going to have a baby and I think I’d like to use some of your details in a cradle I’ll build for her. Thanks for the posting.
Mark, Ashland, PA

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