recyceled lumber cradle

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Project by jason64 posted 03-14-2012 10:17 PM 2117 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this cradle for my wifes cousen. all of the wood for this cradle was recycled, walnut from my scrap bin, and all of the oak was a pile of table parts i got on line cheep. I did buy the dowels and the hardware. This project has been in my head for a few years just waiting to get out, so when they told use all they were excpecting it took me 2 weeks start to finish. the only problem is its 7 months early. so the only thing is that this design is that it is a bet on the heavy so to make it easyer to transport i made it come apart easy. to do this i took a pair of bed rail fasteners cut them down and recessed them so they slip them togeather and powend them down and tight. the bed its self is 18”x36” and 2” thick, it stands 35” tall and 50” long.

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#1 posted 03-14-2012 10:35 PM

The wood and gran on that is just fantastic, great finish on it. I also like the design.

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#2 posted 03-15-2012 12:31 AM

Looks awesome! I’m designing one in my head right now for my expecting neigbors. How does your pivot point assemble and operate?

-- dynadeuce-- What will your legacy be?

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#3 posted 03-15-2012 12:42 AM

There goes that creek in the neck again

-- Good, Better, Best--Never let it rest---Always make your Good be Better & your Better Best

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#4 posted 03-15-2012 12:54 AM

Beautiful craftsmanship and nobody will ever know the wood was recycled if you don’t tell them! I’m sure they will enjoy the cradle.

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#5 posted 03-15-2012 01:30 AM

Beautiful work, and great use of scrap

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#6 posted 03-15-2012 02:21 AM

Excellent work!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#7 posted 03-15-2012 09:16 AM

interesting design…. well done.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#8 posted 03-15-2012 02:36 PM

Thanks for all the coments, first i used metal gromets and stainless rod for the pivot point, I thought about barings of some sort, but i didnt want to use a wood dowel, so this was my solution. it glides nice, but we will see how it lasts, that is why it is called a prototyp. as far as the wood goes it looks good but there are a few screw holes that are precent and visibale but i like the way it adds cahracter to the pice.

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#9 posted 05-29-2014 07:05 AM

You did a FANTASTIC job on this cradle Jason! Thanks for posting it. This type of craftsmanship inspires me to keep challenging myself to do better and better work!

-- Darren A. - Bosque County, Texas "Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm" - Ralph Waldo Emerson

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