CHERRY HANGING CRADLE
Inspired by a previous Shop Shot.
SHOP OWNER: Robert Clough
LOCATION: Muskego, WI
A little over seven years ago, I made a hanging cradle out of cherry for my son, Royal, and his wife, Patti. They were expecting their firstborn, Christian. Until recently, I had no pictures of the cradle. Now that their third child has arrived, I finally have pictures. The design is not standard and I had no plans to go by, but what can go wrong with two legs, a stretcher, and a hanging "box"?
The cradle is solid cherry and loosely based on our antique hooded rocking cradle (Shop Shot #742). The angle of the sides is roughly the same, the depth of the sides is approximately the same, and I indicated where the hood was with a raised and different angled section at the "head" of the sides.
The hinges holding the cradle to the uprights are simple 1" brass bolts with a cherry head epoxied to the bolt and to the nut. I did the same thing to attach the uprights to the stretcher. As a result, the cradle breaks down into easily handled pieces.. . . Robert Clough
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