Monday, August 16, 2010

Sophie's Cradle

Finally as promised, are pics of Sophie's new cradle.
Handmade by daddy :0)

It's made of cherry wood and has an amber shellac finish.
We couldn't really find any that we loved, so
we decided to just go ahead and design our own cradle.

I actually drew it out during a little drive up to Mt. Charleston one day,
and we worked out what we liked and didn't like in the design.

Here are some photos of the cradle during the building process.

~lots of slats~

~completed sides~

It's really great, it glides on ball bearings so it's nice and
smooth and will rock for a very long time with just one push!

We both hope Sophie (and future siblings) will enjoy her little cradle.


Fallon said...

So cute! I love that you drew up the plans on your drive to mt charleston. It's the most inspirational area near by =) Great job guys!

Windlost said...

Just gorgeous - your hubby is so talented. Little Sophie will have great sleeps here!! xo Terri

Jenny @ Words on Wendhurst said...

Wow, that is absolutely beautiful. I am so impressed with you and your husband's skills. :-) I'm sure your children will love it. :-)

Dianna@DecorMadeSimple said...

Wow, what a great carpenter you have! It turned out amazing.