Project of the Week: Cradle is a colonial classic

Don and Dave Runyan provide plans for carpentry projects.

BY DON AND DAVE RUNYAN Published: February 18, 2013

Small, light and sturdy, this do-it-yourself cradle project is an early American classic. Featuring rounded edges and corners, handholds that make it easy to move around and a hood to keep drafts and glare out, the cradle rocks freely with the touch of a toe, but the recurved rockers make it almost impossible to tip. It’s easy to see why the design has been popular since the 18th century.

It’s also simple and...

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