Cradle # 2

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Project by stretchBrian posted 10-04-2017 02:00 PM 1415 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Ok for Cradle # 2, I kept the same basic design as the first (my own design).

This one was made of Cherry instead of Eastern White pine, wow much easier to work with over all.

This time I did not ease the edges of the slats down the sides until it was all joined together this made the joinery a lot cleaner and (no tiny curved gaps where the slats joined the rails). I did not use pocket screws this time on the bed base just dowel joinery and the 4 knock down fasteners to ease storage of the cradle.

If I had more cradles to make they would keep improving and getting quicker to build but I think I won’t need to build any more unless one of my children has twins while the other is having a baby!

If I had to build another I would try to use box joints for the corners of the rails instead of dowel joinery.

These cradles are by far the most complicated things I have built to date with multiple glue ups, and many parts (spacers between the slats rails and stiles), around 80-90 individual pieces of wood.

-- Brian

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#1 posted 10-04-2017 04:08 PM

Very nice work, Brian. I like the knock down feature.

-- "My god has more wood than your god" ... G. Carlin.

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#2 posted 10-08-2017 01:38 AM

Impressive work, Brian! Very nice design. Though your first cradle was well done, this second project definitely stands out!

-- ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ -- Bill

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#3 posted 10-23-2017 05:13 PM

Thanks for the kudos!

I find with woodworking I am very hard on myself when I look at something i made, I see every little flaw. I was kind of shocked when I saw them in use a few weeks later and could hardly notice them (the flaws) maybe its because they were filled with beautiful babies!

-- Brian

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