Noah's Ark/Cradle

  • Advertise with us
Project by fawig posted 12-31-2013 02:10 PM 3197 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife bought the plans for this cradle/ark when our daughter was born in 1982. She slept in the cradle but I never had the time to convert it into Noah’s ark. Now our two grandsons have slept in it and I decided it was finally time to build the ark and animals for Christmas.

The cradle is made from pine (the only wood I had in 1982); the ark is made from maple and the animals from 2” thick cherry. Finish is polyurethane and wax (on the ark) and mineral oil on the animals.

-- "I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength." Phil 4:13

7 comments so far

View 489tad's profile


3900 posts in 3890 days

#1 posted 12-31-2013 02:39 PM

better late than never. Nice job.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

View Jim Jakosh's profile

Jim Jakosh

25293 posts in 3984 days

#2 posted 12-31-2013 02:44 PM

Very cool!!...........Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

View steve_in_ohio's profile


1195 posts in 2489 days

#3 posted 12-31-2013 03:29 PM

Very nice, looks great

-- steve, simple and effective

View helluvawreck's profile


32122 posts in 3746 days

#4 posted 12-31-2013 06:00 PM

Very creative. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

View Ivan's profile (online now)


16302 posts in 3746 days

#5 posted 01-01-2014 06:52 PM

Very nice animals in motion!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

View tipiman's profile


1 post in 1786 days

#6 posted 12-02-2015 05:23 AM

i have built this cradle twice, my ex stole the book that had the plans in it . i’m trying to find these plans or even just the name of the book so i can look it up and buy it again . do u still have the plans or the book ? can u help me out here ? 216.526.7411 Andy , thanks in advance !

View fawig's profile


65 posts in 4290 days

#7 posted 12-08-2015 11:14 AM

To tipiman/Andy: the plans I used came from the April 22, 1980 issue of Woman’s Day magazine. I did a quick Google search but came up empty. I’ll post a picture of the front cover – maybe that will help in your search.

-- "I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength." Phil 4:13

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics