Cradle for my neighbors

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Project by dynadeuce posted 08-05-2012 01:10 PM 2373 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Decided to design and build a cradle when I found out my neighbors were pregnant. The baby arrived a month early, so I had a little scramble to finish it up, but was able to deliver the finished cradle 10 days after arrival. The circle motif in the ends and on the rockers was an afterthought, designed as a way to be able to pick up the cradle without the obvious looking oblong tool box handle hole, I carried the design to the rockers just for ornamentation. The last photo shows an stained and unfinished spot on the plywood bottom of the cradle. The writing is the name and birthdate of the cradles’ first user, with room for many more.

-- dynadeuce-- What will your legacy be?

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Jamie Speirs

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#1 posted 08-05-2012 01:13 PM

Lucky neighbours

It looks really good

Is that Ash?


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#2 posted 08-05-2012 01:38 PM

Yes, it is ash, it was from a tree taken down in my fathers yard some years ago. It has been sitting stickered in his garage for at least 5 years. I traded some labor for the wood.

-- dynadeuce-- What will your legacy be?

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#3 posted 08-05-2012 01:38 PM

Great looking cradle. I like the circle detail on the sides and rockers.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#4 posted 08-05-2012 01:39 PM

Nice job!! Great gift.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#5 posted 08-05-2012 05:52 PM

Really good looking cradle ! I like the mix of heartwood and sapwood in the ash !

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

#6 posted 08-06-2012 03:15 PM

Very good looking !!!


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#7 posted 08-29-2012 01:14 AM

Beautifully done. Very nice

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