Free Baby Cradle Plans
Parts and Tools Recommendations for Your Wood Cradle Woodworking Plans

On this page you will find helpful resources, free baby cradle plans as well as recommendations for necessary woodworking tools, parts and hardware for DIY ers that want to build their own furniture.  Are you looking for baby cradle patterns with a vintage or antique look or do you want a design that has a modern or contemporary style? 

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When browsing blueprints DIY woodworkers should consider whether they have the skills and necessary woodworking tools for the project. Woodworking plans for baby cradles are available for every skill level from beginner to advanced and it would be unwise to choose one that is inappropriate for your needs.


Please refer to our list of basic woodworking tools to see if you have what you need in your shop.

Free Baby Cradle Plans


Homemade antique style wooden baby cradle


Go here to see more cradle woodworking plans with full scale curves and diagrams that will make your project go smoothly with professional results.

You have certainly come to the right place to get the best baby cradle plans and to find out how to choose just the right woodworking plans that will work in your chosen nursery design. There's a great list of resources for free woodworking plans for making your own baby cradles at the bottom of this article. If designs for fancy baby cradle images are dancing in your head, pick out a pattern and grab your saw!



If you are a DIY kind of person chances are that you or your spouse are going to sew your own set of custom made cradle bedding from some of the popular patterns for baby cradle bedding sets. It’s probably a good idea to pick out the fabric for your custom sewn baby cradle bedding and then decide which set of free woodworking plans for a baby cradle will work with the cradle comforter’s look and feel.

What Kind of Woodworking Tools Will I Need to Build a Baby Cradle


You may be surprised at how short the list of woodworking tools needed to build a wooden baby crib is. You may need basic tools that are found in any shop depending on the design that you have chosen.

Heirloom wood pendulum baby cradle with classic lines made from ash wood


Free Pendulum Cradle Plans


For instance if you plan to use a patchwork cradle quilt, you prefer antique styling to modern designs with sleek lines and a shiny black enamel finish. Free woodworking plans for a wooden baby cradle in an Early American or other vintage style would be best in this situation. You might even contract a local blacksmith to forge you some cast iron baby cradle rockers rather than use solid wood.


Is there an antique wood baby cradle in your family that is a treasured heirloom only it wasn’t your turn to use it? Don’t despair draw your own set of free baby cradle plans that will be a very close copy to the original wooden cradle! Start your own traditions and pass your own hand made baby cradle and patterns down to your children and grandchildren. Take care when drawing your free woodworking plans for a wooden baby cradle that the mattress platform in the finished baby cradle is the proper size to fit your baby cradle mattress. Please refer to safety guidelines when using free baby cradle plans to be sure that you get a proper fit for your baby cradle mattress.

If you are drawing your own set of free woodworking plans for a baby cradle, take the time to do some decorative touches that will make the free baby cradle plans your own unique design. Add some decorations to your free baby cradle plans with some wood carvings, decorative cut outs. Add some painted designs to your free baby cradle plans. Add some fabulous brass or iron baby cradle hardware. Put your own creative stamp on your free baby cradle plans! Be sure to document all of the instructions for your free baby cradle plans and take the time to make drawings and diagrams for the future. Don’t we wish that the carpenters that built that antique baby cradle we were admiring had left some blueprints? Even if you don’t plan to sell or market your baby cradle plans, you may want to use your free woodworking plans for a baby cradle again! Would you be interested in selling your baby cradle plans? There are lots of people with woodworking hobbies that are looking for patterns for handmade baby cradles to build for their babies.

Baby cradles make fabulous gifts. I wouldn’t take a million dollars for the hand made baby cradle that my daddy made for my baby. So, take advantage of some of these FREE baby cradle plans and churn out a few hand made antiques of the future.

FREE Cradle Woodworking Plans



Here are some of our favorite woodworking resources that offer woodworking patterns and free woodworking plans that will tell you how to build a hand made wooden baby cradle:

  • Here’s an Early American Style Baby Cradle Pattern


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  • Mother Earth News offered FREE plans for a hanging macrame’ homemade baby cradle to build, but the page is down right now
  • There were plans for making hand made log baby cradles at Backwoods Country Home, but the page appears to be down at this time.

  • Go HERE to get plans for a hooded rocking cradle.

    Surely there is at least one free pattern for wooden baby cradles that you like out of all of those FREE woodworking plans. Be sure that you read and follow all MODERN safety guidelines when looking for handmade baby cradles to build.

    Once you finish your hand made cradle, don't stop! Get some free woodworking plans and keep going! After your cradle has been built, please use one of the forms provided by Unique Baby Gear Ideas to upload pictures and details of the project.

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