|Project by rpete||posted 02-23-2010 06:20 AM||1241 views||3 times favorited||6 comments|
I’m brand new to this site and most everything I make is for other people so its not around to take pictures. So this is a project I completed about 5 years ago. It’s actually the project I’m most proud of. It’s the first furniture project I took on and was only the second project using something other than 2X4’s and plywood. I built it while my wife was pregnant with our first child. It’s made out of alder and stained rosewood. I used mortise/tenon and lap joints on the base, and dowels for the rungs. There are only two things I don’t like about it. First, I rushed on the finish so it doesn’t look as good as it could of. Second, I just used a 1” dowel to hang the cradle on the base. It’s plenty strong, but when the cradle rocks, it’s wood on wood so it squeaks and grinds a little.