Baby Doll Cradle

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Project by TechRedneck posted 01-27-2012 12:31 AM 7220 views 9 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This cradle was inspired by a couple other cradles on LJ’s with a few modifications.

It is made of Walnut and Ash. To save some time the sides were glued and screwed then plugged with contrasting wood. I first had to make a pattern out of MDF, glued up the panels then cut them on the band saw. After rough cutting, I attached the patterns using 2 sided tape and routed them out using a straight bit on the router table.

Next I hand planed the surfaces and then went back to the router with a roundover bit. The bottom of the cradle has a brace between the rockers. The brace and rockers were doweled and glued into place.

The wife made a small mattress cover, blanket and pillow. It’s actually large enough for a real baby, however as soon as my grandaughter saw it she jumped in with her dolls!. I anticipated this so everything is 3/4 solid wood.

It was finished with several coats of gloss tung oil.

-- Mike.... West Virginia. "Man is a tool using animal. Without tools he is nothing, with tools he is all.". T Carlyle

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#1 posted 01-27-2012 12:47 AM

Nice one, Tech! What are the dimensions?

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#2 posted 01-27-2012 02:28 AM

That’s a great crib very nice work.


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#3 posted 01-27-2012 11:24 AM

Great work, I’m sure it will stay and be appreciated in the family for a long time

-- No one plans to fail, they just, just fail to plan

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#4 posted 01-27-2012 01:05 PM

What a wonderful cradle, this will bring hours of joy and smiles.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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#5 posted 01-27-2012 03:55 PM

Very nice, great job!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#6 posted 01-27-2012 07:08 PM

Well done, sounds like she already appreciates it!

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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