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I don't know about other people but I have never worked from a set of plans. I would just go buy a cradle mattress and work backwards from there, designing the swinging part then a stand to mount it on.

Spindles seem to be a popular choice for sides with solid end boards. You could do a slat side which would not require turning or buying spindles.

It does sound like an interesting project. Hope you have fun.

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Congratulations!:thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Have fun with her when she is young, because when she's a teen it's all over:laughing: .
 

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Reverse designing, as I go. That's me too.
Sometimes I get people looking, cocking their head like a puzzled dog and sometimes I get people looking and slobbering like a hungry one. Win some :thumbsup: lose some :thumbdown: but I always have fun anyhow.

Hey Gramps i done congratulated you already but I'l do it agin here so the peeps don't think I am rude. Congrats. :no:
 

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Congrats on being a Grandpa!!! Gotta feel GREAT!!!!!! I have a set of plans for a Rocker/Cradle. Was gonna make it for a cousin of mine, but never was able too!! You're more than welcome to them, it look relatively simple and looks pretty cool too!! Let me know, I'll send them to ya if ya want!! Congrats again!!!

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I told my daughter I plan on spoiling the little guy....since I missed the cradle, I guess I will build him a rocking horse, and I am thinking of 2 or three...all different sized, so he will have a horse herd.

By the way clampman, my wife, who is 13 years younger then me, still wants another baby.....geeezzzzzz, just shoot me!
 
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