Baby Cradle

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Project by fred posted 03-07-2007 10:46 PM 2741 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I am always surprised at things you can accomplish that you never tried before. That’s one of the benefits of woodworking. Last year my son and his wife were expecting my first grandchild. I guess the first is somewhat special. I decided to build a baby cradle. Did all the research and decided on one with a stable pendulum base. Made of oak with a poly finish. Real challenging with lots of mortise and tenon joinery and several different angles. Not too bad for my first venture into furniture when cabinets were generally all I had previously made.

-- Fred Childs, Pasadena, CA - - - Law of the Workshop: Any tool, when dropped, will roll to the least accessible corner.

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#1 posted 03-07-2007 11:26 PM

DEFINITELY “not bad”.
This is beautiful and I’m sure it will be treasured for many generations to come.

And congrats on becoming a grandparent :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#2 posted 03-07-2007 11:30 PM

Very nice work on the cradle and cutting boards. Welcome to the club, I just joined the other day too.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#3 posted 03-08-2007 12:25 AM

Very Nice Fred. You can look at my cradle under my projects.

-- 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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#4 posted 03-08-2007 12:36 AM

Your son and his wife should be very pleased with that cradle. It is very nice. Did you make if from a pattern or your own design?

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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dennis mitchell

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#5 posted 03-08-2007 01:03 AM

Welcome Fred. Looks good.

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#6 posted 03-08-2007 03:21 AM

What a great way to welcome your grandchild and a heirloom for furture generations, too! Beautifully done!

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#7 posted 03-10-2007 12:06 AM

Nice work, Fred, and welcome to LumberJocks.

We are expecting Grandchild number five in August. I haven’t started yet, but will have a cradle similar to this completed by then.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#8 posted 06-14-2008 02:49 PM

Gorgeous cradle that will be cherished for generations.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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