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Upcycled Broken Cradle – Part 2

Folks, you know I’m not a quitter and basically live by the motto, “no regrets”. So, with that, I’m finishing what I started earlier this week when I came upon this upcycled broken cradle project. If you missed it, you can take a peek at Part 1 in this post.

Broken Wooden Cradle Before Upcycle by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

However, today, I’m making use of the two ends I still have left over. They’re too good to waste, am I right?

Upcycled Broken Cradle Ends Before | prodigalpieces.com

You’re not only looking at solid white oak, but also a fun DIY adventure. Let’s get started!

LET’S BEGIN

I’ll be honest…I could pretty much cut these up into anything, but I truly want to make use of every bit. I only had a few tiny scraps from Part 1, so I’m aiming to do the same this time around. So, I’m wondering…what would you do with them? Not only are there obvious holes from where the side panels attached, but also routed spots as well. Because of that, I will most like have more bits leftover than the first upcycle.

Back Side of Upcycled Broken Cradle | prodigalpieces.com

First, out comes my circular saw and a straight edge to square up these pieces. I can’t use my Rip Cut jig again because the edges are tapered. Nothing against hearts, though if you know me, I like to not have hearts all over the place. See HERE.

Cutting off Top of Cradle Ends | prodigalpieces.com

Then, this leaves me with these two panels to work with. Isn’t that beautiful wood? It just needs new life.

Oak Upcycled Broken Cradle Wood Panels | prodigalpieces.com

NEXT STEPS

At this point, I use my saw to rip the boards down the middle lengthwise giving me four equal pieces. After that, I cut one board into two short ends and the other I leave as is. Also, I cut the original cradle bottom to fit inside and reuse the support strips as well. Here is my wooden box assembly and all.

Oak Box Before Upcycled into Ammo Box | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

Now all I need to do is add my finishing touches to make it my own. My inspiration is my ammo box I use as storage under my antique pew. See HERE. First, I use a naturally aging stain to “char” the wood.

Staining Upcycled Broken Cradle Black | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

For the outside, I use tape to leave some spaces to be aged with a different color stain.

Taped Off Box | Upcycled Broken Cradle | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

However, before I call it quits, I head back out to build a lid and finish in the same manner.

THE REVEAL

Here’s my upcycled broken cradle turned industrial style ammo box. The addition of casters and reclaimed hinges, as well as cargo pulls make it even more functional.

DIY Industiral Style Ammo Box Built from an Upcycled Broken Cradle by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #diy #industrial #farmhouse

Side View of DIY Ammo Box by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #farmhouse #diy #home

This thing is not only a beast built to last, but also is perfect for adding storage in any room of you home. Wouldn’t it make a great gift filled with all things fun?!?

Open Lid of DIY Ammo Box from Upcycled Cradle by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #farmhouse #home #diy #industrial

Inside DIY Ammo Box built by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #hadnmade #upcycled #farmhouse #storage

I’m smitten with the outcome because I adore working with wood, especially salvaging the kind that most give up on.

Closeup View of DIY Ammunition Box from Upcycled Broken Cradle by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #diy #woodworking #home #farmhoiuse

Made in the USA Farmhouse Style Ammo Box by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #diy #woodworking #farmhouse #home

In the same manner, this is also a nod to those brave men and women that serve our country without fail day in and day out. Huge shout-out to all active and veteran military, police, firemen/women, and emergency care workers. Thank you.

If you’d like to make this build a part of your home story, you can find it and more available in my online shop.

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Additionally, let’s get the DIY spirit out alive and well by inspiring others. Pin and share!

Larissa of Prodigal Pieces takes an upcycled broken cradle and turns it into a DIY ammo box for farmhouse decor | Head to prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #diy #upcycled #reclaimed #farmhouse

Up next, this lil’ fella has met a fate that would leave most no decision but to trash it. Not me! Head HERE to see the end result. Be sure to see the next post by signing up for my newsletter. PLUS, you will get your FREE Furniture Buying Checklist and special discount to my shop. Until next time!
blog signatureBroken Swan Before Upcycle by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Also, more fun builds using reclaimed pieces like my upcycled broken cradle:

A broken cradle upcycled into a beautiful storage bin | Build by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #farmhouse #diy #home #furnitureSay whaaat? Larissa of Prodigal Pieces found a piece of handmade luggage on the curb and turned it into a Mid Century Modern Nightstand. Awesome! See the DIY details at prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #diy #handmade #homedecor #shopping #furniture

Comments

  1. Rebecca - NC says

    You always surprise me with what pieces “speak to you” about becoming!! This is so clever!! What a great storage piece for Dad or son!! Very cool!! 😍😎

    • Larissa says

      Thanks! Too funny as my brother always got the Army gear and I wanted it. I have ammo boxes for me. 😀

  2. Stephanie Harris says

    You made me laugh “my ammo box under my antique pew”. Are you sure you’re not a southerner? Great job!

  3. Niki says

    Very creative Larissa. I like the look of old ammo boxes, old tool boxes old crates, etc. Too bad my husband won’t just give me his…. Have a blessed weekend!

  4. Constance Colvin says

    Awesome as per usual Larissa!

  5. Terri Hughes says

    Love your imagination. I would have never thought to do this with a baby cradle. I love it!!!!

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