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I made this baby cradle for my niece and delivered it this weekend  The base is 1-1/4" cherry and the cradle is quartersawn white and red oak.  Colonial maple stain and satin poly.

 

Fun project.

 

 

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Congratulations. My daughter just advised baby 3 is due this August. So Cradle building is in my spring plans too. I was looking at your hardware. Any thoughts to get away from the hook and eye hook? I'd like to think of a more elegant assy, but nothing comes to mind.

Matt

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They hook and eye hook actually makes the cradle swinging motion very smooth and quiet. The cradle also lifts out very easily for transport and storage.

 

I would have liked to use smaller versions so I could close the gap a little between the legs and the cradle ends.  I also thought of adding some type of cover over the hardware, but I ran out of time.

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