Just finished this little cradle for our little one that is on the way. Used 4/4 Red Oak for the basket and 6/4 Red Oak for the Framework. Biscuits to joint the basket and Dowels for the Framework. No screws hold it together. This is my first project of this kind, using strictly glue and dowels/biscuits as jointery. I had a lot of fun building the cradle. I know that my son will spend a lot of time sleeping in it. Finish was Minwax Natural finish wiped on and actually used the Minwax spray on Lacquer for the clear. I am really proud of this. Thanks for looking.