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U-Bild Country Cradle Plan

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U-Bild Country Cradle Plan
U-Bild Country Cradle Plan

This heirloom quality cradle will rock baby to sleep with its gentle swaying motion. This U-Bild project plan is ideal for woodworkers and DIYers of all skill levels. Offers unique "trace, saw and assemble" design with simple-to-follow patterns (where needed). No sharp edges or points. Includes detailed step-by-step instructions, full-size traceable patterns, in-progress photos, exploded diagrams, complete materials list and cutting schedule.

(1) U-Bild Country Cradle Plan
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Manufacturer Part Number 599
Weight 0.1400
Tech Spec
  • Finished Project Measures: 30" H x 22" W x 41" L
3.5 / 5.0
15 Reviews
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Turned out nice
Easy plans had fun building iy
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Added Oct 6, 2017
October 6, 2017
Woodworking Experience:
12th Grandchild Got a Swinging Cradle
Adapted the majority of this plan for the 12th grandchild's cradle. Built it using red oak and it turned out great!
Red oak cradle adapted from this country cradle plan.
Red oak cradle adapted from this country cradle plan.
August 6, 2017
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
U guys are awesome
It helped me out a lot and I'm loving it making this for my daughter
It helped me out a lot and I'm loving it making this for my daughter
May 13, 2016
over 2 years ago
Had a lot of fun making...
Had a lot of fun making this for my daughter. Had to change the sides from dowel pin to square to match the cedar. She loved it!
March 11, 2009
Fairly Easy Build
Built mine out of poplar, not pine. Take the plans to Staples or Office Depot and have each side duplicated on A6 size paper to make full size cutout templets. [Hint: Use a single piece of wood for the stand's bottom piece...do not join two halves as shown.] No hardware is included, but I used 3/8" x 2" bolts with 3 x 1" washers & nut on each side to let the cradle rock easily. Also used 7/16" spindles instead of called for 3/8" to give it a sturdier look. Used wood glue and 1-5/8" inch wood screws (mostly) instead of finish nails to give it added strength. Mahogany stain finish with urethane top coats made it "pop" as a fancy furniture piece. Will now become a family heirloom piece to be handed down thru generations.
December 22, 2018
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Project came out exactly as pictured and anticipated. Template should not have been double sided. Makes a wonderful gift.
January 21, 2017
over 2 years ago
good cradle
The plans were accurate as long as you read them all first and put numbers next to steps some steps were on different sides of the plans but paying attention would help get it all done. I used Oak and everyone that it wanted one. good plans but kinda of hard to trace on to poster board since they are on both sides on paper
August 30, 2015
over 3 years ago
the plans are good, The templates are ok but watch out they are a little out of square. the project came out very nice am satisfied.
August 22, 2015
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Diagrams are clear, however, I had...
Diagrams are clear, however, I had to go to a local store in order to double one of the components because it was printed at 1/2 scale. For the price, a full scale should have been included.
June 11, 2009
nice cradle
planes should not be on both sides of one sheet of paper .two sheets of paper with planes on one side would make it a 5 star
May 21, 2018
11 months ago
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
My grandson's wife asked me to make a cradle and I like the looks of this one
Paul S on Feb 27, 2019
Liked the style.
Mike G on Jan 28, 2019
My grandson's wife asked me to make a cradle and I like the looks of this one
Paul S on Feb 27, 2019
My granddaughter was born a week ago and I want to surprise my son and his wife.
Rogelio G on Feb 14, 2019
Liked the style.
Mike G on Jan 28, 2019
Newborn baby
John J on Jan 3, 2019
first great grand child
Duane K on Dec 29, 2018
Grandchild on the way
Karen D on Dec 26, 2018
Great grand child on the way
Harold B on Dec 12, 2018
Great Grandchild on the way
Larry W on Dec 8, 2018
I chose this plan because I built this same cradle 5 years ago and it came out way better than I expected. Basically this plan made me look like an experience furniture builder.
Tom on Nov 11, 2018
having my 1st grandbaby
Dan M on Nov 8, 2018
Daughter having a baby!
Berkley M on Oct 9, 2018
Gonna be a grandfather.
Stacey A on Sep 9, 2018
gift great grand child
james h on Jul 16, 2018
Looks like what I need.
Jim M on May 24, 2018
Looks nice and simple to build
Steve K on Mar 5, 2018
For grandchild number three.
Terry M on Feb 6, 2018
Making a cradle for my daughter.
Mary D on Jan 9, 2018
Step daughter having a new baby girl soon and grandpa couldn't be happier. Of all the things to be built in the shop this one thing tops them all!
Kelvin S on Jan 1, 2018
build this for my daughter
LEE S on Nov 18, 2017
Husband seen this plan an wanted to try it.
Tamie R on Oct 16, 2017
Looks fun and easy to make
TERRI L on Sep 25, 2017
made one for my daughter in 2011,it turned out beautifully. I now have a friend who is having a baby and she would love it.
Julia K on Sep 9, 2017
building it for my daughter
kevin on Jul 23, 2017
easy site to navigate
Arlene F on Jul 1, 2017
price and easy to follow plans
Billy S on Feb 16, 2017
Having a grandchild soon. Our daughter wanted a rocking baby cradle to keep beside her bed for the new baby.
Diane T on Feb 11, 2017
For my first Grand baby
Scott P on Feb 9, 2017
I built 2 1/2 of there. I'm a beginner and didn't test fit it when putting it together. I screwed up on the placement of the risers and feet and had to make new ones. I also found prefab finish able boards at home depo to eliminate gluing boards together for the sides. I'd say a kid can use this up to 6 months. Depends on how fast the climbing starts. It'll hold the weight no problem
Glen B on Jan 25, 2017
Liked the look of it.
Steve M on Jan 16, 2017
looks fun to build
STEPHEN H on Jan 7, 2017
Just found out, I'm going to be Grandpa again!!
Michael F on Jan 6, 2017
Made one years ago from same plans. Turned out nice.
Lee P on Nov 7, 2016
I want to build this for a very dear friend
ARTHUR S on Oct 19, 2016
Built for Grand Daughter
Lewis M on Oct 15, 2016
Looks just the one I made for my son. One daughter has that one and we just found out we need another.
Carlos U on Oct 5, 2016
Built a very similar cradle for our first granddaughter 20+ yrs ago and now I want to build this one for our great grand son who is due in November this year. Our first granddaughter is keeping hers for our other 2 grandsons who are now 1 1/2 years old and 3 months old. This one is for our other granddaughter.That will be 2 hand made cradles to pass down through the generations.
Tom B on Aug 6, 2016
simple beauty is what i'm after and this is it!
Hope C on Jul 27, 2016
I have a Grand daughter comming
Nicholas M on Jul 19, 2016
looked functional
MICHAEL L on Jun 10, 2016
David G on Apr 29, 2016
for my new grandson
Danny R on Apr 10, 2016
First grandchild is due in a couple of weeks.
Wilbur M on Mar 7, 2016
For Our Great Grand daughter!!
Denise M on Mar 4, 2016
Was interested in the basic design.
Allan C on Jan 11, 2016
A baby granddaughter is coming in May. Can you think of a better reason?
Ron B on Dec 16, 2015
new grandson coming...
Robert H on Dec 16, 2015
built it for grand baby
Mark H on Oct 31, 2015
granddaughter on the way
Daniel K on Oct 29, 2015
Need to build a swinging cradle for my 12th grandchild - did not build any previously since all had store bought ones. I did build cribs for the grandkids too!
Michael G on Oct 11, 2015
We have a grandchild coming in 6 months!
Allen N on Aug 30, 2015
My granddaughter was born a week ago and I want to surprise my son and his wife.
Rogelio G on Feb 14, 2019
Newborn baby
John J on Jan 3, 2019
I built a pendulum cradle 2 years ago where rocker was bearings and brass screws. What is this pendulum system based on?
David H on Apr 15, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I used connector bolts. It`s kind of up to you. The plans leave a lot open to interpretation.
Wanting to know, is the hardare, and dowls for the sides offered from Rockler?
J T T on Jan 8, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I just purchased a 36" length of 3/8" diameter dowel rod at the local home depot. I also purchased wood knobs a drilled 3/8 holes to glue them to the dowel I cut.
Where can I find the hardware to rocking cradle?
christine s on Sep 25, 2016
BEST ANSWER: You can get the hardware for the cradle from Home Depot, Lowe's or any other hardware store. I used stainless steel so it wouldn't rust in the future.
What size mattress fits into this cradle as bult?
Andrewwd on Dec 11, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It took a standard bassinet mattrus
Is this a download plan or paper printed ?
Jorge P on Dec 3, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It was paper printed then I took it to work and enlarged it on the engineering plotter, plans were easy to read and follow cradle turned out beautifully
Is this plan offered in pdf?
Patrick M on Dec 14, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I don't think so.
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