Doll Cradle for Livi

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Project by hotncold posted 03-16-2014 02:56 PM 1915 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I wanted to build a doll cradle for my 2 year old granddaughter since she told her Mom that she couldn’t take her nap because her “babies” didn’t have a bed. Since I had never attempted “real furniture”, I thought a miniature piece might be good practice.
I found a small picture online that I thought might be a good starting place. The construction is all poplar with loose tenon joints (my first effort at loose tenons as well).
After glue up, sanding and painting, I liked it.
Livi will be turning 3 next month and this is her birthday present from Granddaddy!

-- Dennie - Tennessee

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#1 posted 03-16-2014 09:36 PM

Very nice cradle, quite the challenge to get all the holes to line up perfectly like you did, good job.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#2 posted 03-17-2014 01:10 AM

Thanks ex…
It has been my favorite project so far!

-- Dennie - Tennessee

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#3 posted 03-17-2014 01:58 AM

Great gift. I also built some cradles for my twin granddaughters. They loved them and treasure them. One of them has branched off into horses so I had to build her a horse barn. I built it like a doll house that opens on the end. IT is 18 inches wid by 24 inches long. it is about 24 inches tall. Gambrel roof style.

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#4 posted 03-17-2014 03:17 AM

Grandpa (love that handle) – I’d love to see some pics of the horse barn. This was my first effort at anything resembling a “gift” but I really encouraged by the result and thanks for your comments.

-- Dennie - Tennessee

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#5 posted 03-17-2014 04:56 AM

Very Nice Project Indeed Grandpa! Well Executed also! Thanks for Sharing!


-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#6 posted 03-18-2014 01:26 AM

I wanna jump in there, curl up, & take a nap.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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