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Half Moon Cradle



Built for my first Grandson Lucas, this whimsical cradle features materials and a unique design for safety and durability. My goal was to build a family treasure for generations to come. Using quality wood products and pocket hole joinery this cozy cradle will surely stand the test of time. Steps:
Use a jigsaw to cut (2) half moon shapes from 3/4" plywood.
Cut (6) 16" in length from each of the (8) 1"x3"x96" boards, resulting in a total of 48 cross member boards. Place (2) 3/4" pocket holes on both sides.
Attach boards to inside the half moon shapes, cross member boards are held in place using Kreg 90 degree pocket hole clamp. Start 3/4" from the point of one end of the half moon figure and secure. On the bottom half of the cradle attach (11) cross member boards and on the top half of the cradle attach (24) boards.
Build and attach base to half moon.

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  • Very nice job. Any plans to fill the pocket holes? Just curious.
    By Bladerunner52, on April 14, 2021
    • Wanted to emphasize pocket hole joinery and the use of Kreg tools as I wanted to submit this project to their site called buildsomething.com. As it turns out they would not accept this project, as they have a policy not to accept infant related projects. Since then, they have migrated to kregtool.com and now only accept projects from "influencers", a term for 1000+ followers on Instagram and other above amateur level status. 
      By calabreseam_62503, on April 14, 2021

  • Shame on Kreg Tool. I have their pockets tools as well, love them. Don't like that policy though. Still, Great looking project.
    By Bladerunner52, on April 15, 2021

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Half Moon Cradle

by calabreseam_62503
Feb 09, 2021

Built for my first Grandson Lucas, this whimsical cradle features materials and a unique design for safety and durability. My goal was to build a family treasure for generations to come. Using quality wood products and pocket hole joinery this cozy cradle will surely stand the test of time. Steps: Use a jigsaw to cut (2) half moon shapes from 3/4" plywood. Cut (6) 16" in length from each of the (8) 1"x3"x96" boards, resulting in a total of 48 cross member boards. Place (2) 3/4" pocket holes on both sides. Attach boards to inside the half moon shapes, cross member boards are held in place using Kreg 90 degree pocket hole clamp. Start 3/4" from the point of one end of the half moon figure and secure. On the bottom half of the cradle attach (11) cross member boards and on the top half of the cradle attach (24) boards. Build and attach base to half moon.