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xx   BED (CHILD'S)
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Open-top Windsor cradle is a faithful reproduction of a rare original found in Greenfield Village and Henry Ford Museum (Dearborn, MI). Overall dimensions: 40" long, 16" wide, 24" tall.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER Jul-Aug 1989 (v.5#4) pg. 20

Knockdown cradle uses wedged tenons to make it sturdy to use and easy to stow. Wooden ends are use to support three wooden rails which in turn support a canvas sling that supports the mattress pad and baby.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #27 Jul-Aug 1992 pg. 24

Molly's cradle. Hanging cradle has a basket that can swing or lock on a stand. Basket has tapered spindles on the sides. Rails join to solid end panels with double-through dovetails. Wedged through tenons are used to hold the stand's stretcher to the end uprights.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #61 Oct 1997 pg. 42
Added Info AMERICAN WOODWORKER #63 Dec 1997 pg. 10

Photo shows a simple pioneer cradle that can be made from a kit ($75) or from plans that can be ordered ($3).
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Nov 1975 (v.53#11) pg. 58

Photo and sketch shows how to make a baby cradle with heart-shaped ends. Entire cradle is built from plywood and covered with calico fabric. Est. cost: $35.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1977 (v.55#7) pg. 90

Contemporary cradle is built from plywood with a fabric sling to support the mattress. Est. cost: $38.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1979 (v.57#7) pg. 87, 160

Reproduction of a mahogany cradle located in the Wyatt Earp family home (Pella, Iowa).
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Aug 1982 (v.60#8) pg. 52, 54

Swan cradle. Full-size pattern can be ordered.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Dec 1986 (v.64#12) pg. 58, 134

Classic cradle. Wooden rocking cradle for a baby (or use as a plant stand). Built from pine. Est. cost: $45.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jun 1981 (v.4#9) pg. 39

Create a baby's cradle in pine. Accommodates a 15"x30" mattress. Suspended from a top frame.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Mar 1984 (v.7#6) pg. 22, 30

Rocking cradle. Finely crafted pine cradle features simple dovetails, an attached music box and removable rockers. Overall dimensions: 36" long, 22" wide, 26" tall.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Sep 1987 (v.10#12) pg. 18

Rocking cradle boat. A "real" boat constructed in a traditional-looking lapstrake style is fitted with rockers to make a cradle for an infant or a doll.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jan 1988 (v.11#4) pg. 52

Furniture for a baby's room. (1) Swinging cradle. (2) Changing table. (3). Wall shelves.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Apr 1989 (v.12#7) pg. 14

Rock-A-Bye baby swinging cradle. Reprinted from April 1989 issue.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Oct 1997 (v.21#1) pg. 46

Making a canopied cradle on rockers. Dimensions: 36" long, 26" wide.
EARLY AMERICAN LIFE Apr 1982 (v.13#2) pg. 26

Build a reproduction of a hooded cradle (circa 1800).
EARLY AMERICAN LIFE Oct 1990 (v.21#5) pg. 58

Antique pine cradle can be made full-size for a baby or sized down for a doll.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #194 Nov-Dec 1978 (v.28#9) pg. 52, 84

Build a baby cradle from an oak whiskey barrel.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #205 Jan 1980 (v.30#1) pg. 48

Projects for kids. (1) Crib. (2) Playpen. (3) Cradle. (4) Rocking elephant.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #222 Oct 1981 (v.31#8) pg. 24
Added Info FAMILY HANDYMAN #223 Nov 1981 (v.31#9) pg. 8

Baby cradle. Oak rocking cradle is easily removed from its stand. Sized for a standard mattress. Est. cost: $25-$50.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #233 Nov 1982 (v.32#9) pg. 62

Colonial cradle. Build a traditional pine cradle from the Colonial period. Overall dimensions: 36" long, 36" wide, 31" tall.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #254 Dec 1984 (v.34#10) pg. 64

Heirloom cradle features walnut dowels in place of lathe-turned spindles for the sides. The movable (rocking) bed portion is supported within a floor stand.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #278 Apr 1987 (v.37#4) pg. 88

Pennsylvania Dutch cradle. Features fancy scrollwork, heart-shaped handholds and the elegance that only solid walnut construction can give.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #293 Nov-Dec 1988 (v.38#9) pg. 74

Colonial pine cradle. Accepts standard 18"x36" cradle mattress and bedding.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #334 Jan 1993 (v.43#1) pg. 78

A spindle cradle. Cherry-wood cradle uses no metal parts. Cradle may be rocked and it can be removed from its stand for transport or to form a non-rocking unit.
FINE WOODWORKING #31 Nov-Dec 1981 pg. 72

Cold-molded cradle. A boatbuilding method is applied to furniture. A laminated-wood cradle is made by applying thin strips of African mahogany veneer over the outside of a wooden mold.
FINE WOODWORKING #57 Mar-Apr 1986 pg. 74

Building a cradle from mahogany. Features slab sides joined together with unique heart-shaped dovetails. Other variations on the standard dovetail are also described.
FINE WOODWORKING #83 Jul-Aug 1990 pg. 48

Old-fashioned cradle.
HANDY ANDY Dec 1980 (v.5#3) pg. 27

Suspended cradle design ideas include two mechanisms for locking the cradle in the supporting frame to keep it from swinging.
HOME FURNITURE #11 Jun-Jul 1997 pg. 30

Wooden cradle is easily removed from the stand by simply removing the top pegs.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #677 Sep 1984 (v.80) pg. 44

Hanging cradle for a baby consists of a wooden upper frame, one-piece hardboard bottom, and interwoven nylon twine sides.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #42 Nov 1976 pg. 136

Tips on making a spalted-oak cradle.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #90 Nov-Dec 1984 pg. 130

Rocker cradle and bassinet.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1968 (v.129#3) pg. 138

Cradle has end pieces shaped like a giant rabbit.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1972 (v.138#2) pg. 134

Build a cradle with old time charm. (1) Hanging cradle is supported by four ropes attached to the ceiling. (2) Colonial type has its own stand. It can be rocked or held rigid with a dowel pin. Both constructed from plywood.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1980 (v.153#5) pg. 128

Doll cradle is a reproduction of an 18th century cradle. Made from pine. Could be built full-size.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1981 (v.155#5) pg. 118

Build an heirloom cradle. A pine cradle with dovetail joints is an adaptation of several colonial cradles.
POPULAR MECHANICS Dec 1983 (v.160#6) pg. 130

Arts & Crafts inspired cradle hangs from pivots on a frame.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #102 May 1998 (v.18#2) pg. 34

Early American baby cradle. Plan reprint from a 1947 issue of The Deltagram.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #106 Jan 1999 (v.18#6) pg. 74

Quality-crafted pendulum cradle is built from ash and features a simple rocking mechanism.
WOOD MAGAZINE #19 Oct 1987 (v.4#5) pg. 58
Added Info WOOD MAGAZINE #20 Dec 1987 (v.4#6) pg. 11

Sweet dreams cradle. A first bed for baby that's stylish, sturdy, and easy to dismantle for storage and transport.
WOOD MAGAZINE #85 Jan 1996 (v.13#1) pg. 54, Insert
Added Info WOOD MAGAZINE #142 Jun-Jul 2002 (v.19#4) pg. 22 (Speed up cutting of slat spacers)

Pendulum-style cradle for 18" dolls.
WOOD MAGAZINE #145 Nov 2002 (v.19#7) pg. 70, Insert

Birth of an heirloom. Design and construction of a traditional child's cradle which folds up for shipping and storage. The cradle is decorated with several carved motifs.
WOODCARVING #19 Sep 1995 pg. 60

Heirloom cradle features arch-top frame-and-panel ends and frame-and-spindle sides. The cradle is suspended on a stand which can be disassembled for storage. Overall dimensions: 39" long, 21" wide, 33" tall.
WOODSMITH #48 Dec 1986 pg. 8

Carved mortise and tenon cradle. Rocking cradle uses through mortise-and-tenon joints, held in place with removable keys (wedges). The cradle disassembles into five pieces for storage. A carved raccoon decorates the headboard.
WOODWORK #3 Fall 1989 pg. 74

A contemporary hanging cradle and support stand features knock-down joinery in the form of case tuck tenons.
WOODWORK #14 Mar-Apr 1992 pg. 48

A traditional rocking cradle based on a 17th-century English design.
WOODWORK #20 Mar-Apr 1993 pg. 42

Little rockers. Two different designs for baby cradles. (1) Solid-wood cradle features dovetail joints and detachable rockers. (2) Spindle-sided cradle is suspended from a stand.
WOODWORKER #1099 Jun 1985 (v.89) pg. 442

Style in the making. What constitutes good furniture design. Several unique furniture pieces shown, including: (1) Pine and mahogany chest. (2) Coffee table which converts to a baby cradle. (3) Octagonal table with a glass top.
WOODWORKER May 1989 (v.93#5) pg. 419

Swinging cradle is supported by a trestle-style frame. Cradle measures 17"x34".
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1977 (v.1#6) pg. 14
Correction WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1978 (v.2#1) pg. 16

Swinging cradle is suspended from a frame. Features 34 turned spindles around the mattress and 4 turned corner posts. Dimensions: 46" tall, 40" long, 24" wide.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL May-Jun 1982 (v.6#3) pg. 26
Correction WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1983 (v.7#4) pg. 6

Cradle swings easily on two pivots, has a locking mechanism and can be disassembled for storage. Contains no lathe turnings, only "flat spindles". Overall dimensions: 41" long, 26" wide, 38" tall.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL May-Jun 1985 (v.9#3) pg. 46

Contemporary cradle with slatted sides is supported by a stylized A-frame. Knockdown fasteners make the cradle quite portable. Built from contrasting ash and walnut.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1988 (v.12#6) pg. 48

Jenny Lind cradle is a replica of one found in the Wallace Nutting Collection (Berea KY).
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1994 (v.18#5) pg. 38, 24

Nursery furniture. Part 4. A folding rocking cradle which rocks back-and-forth the long way instead of the conventional short way.
WOODWORKING TODAY #25 Oct 1991 pg. 54

Colonial cradle with ball-bearing suspension.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1965 (v.21#3) pg. 54

Antique cradle of Pennsylvania-German design. Features a rope bottom.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1966 (v.22#3) pg. 40

Swinging cradle is copied from an antique. Measures 31" long, 16" wide and 26" high.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1971 (v.27#2) pg. 22

Cradle is patterned after century-old homebuilt modle and is 31" long, 18" wide, and 16" deep.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1972 (v.28#3) pg. 66

Heritage Cradle is "Country-English" styling with raised panels and turned spindles on the sides. Support stand is held together by wooden wedges for quick disassembly or transport.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1973 (v.29#5) pg. 30
Correction WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1974 (v.30#1) pg. 53

Curved-end cradle has non-tip rockers. Sides and ends have spindles. Cradle is 12" wide and 32" long.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1975 (v.31#4) pg. 54

Classic style baby cradle uses router-shaped spindles. The bed portion is suspended inside a frame so that it can be rocked back and forth.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1979 (v.35#2) pg. 99

Cradles and cribs. How to make them safe. Design considerations to prevent harm to babies.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1981 (v.37#2) pg. 116

Simplified colonial cradle requires no lathe turning. Use ready made spindles and wooden knobs.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1981 (v.37#6) pg. 122

Suspended cradle of Dutch design includes a "hood" covering about 1/3 of the cradle. Built from plywood.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1983 (v.39#2) pg. 46

Cradle has bentwood slats in place of usual spindles.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1984 (v.40#6) pg. 4

Classic rocking cradle (suspended from a frame) is built from solid wood (no spindles). Cradle dimensions: 16" high, 18" wide, 34" long.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1986 (v.42#5) pg. 88

Ash rocking cradle. Build a safe, modern cradle with traditional lines. The cradle be hung from a stand or placed directly on the floor.
WORKBENCH Oct-Nov 1993 (v.49#5) pg. 22