Country Rocking Cradle

Although not used today for rocking infants to sleep, a traditional country cradle is an excellent display piece for an antique doll of stuffed animal collection, adding absoutely authentic character and charm to a rustic or traditional setting.

One of the first pieces built was a reproduction Early American cradle, in cherry, for a neighbor's daughter. It was based upon a design found in a magazine article. The one pictured below was made a few years later and turned out just as well. The finish is approximately ten coats of tung oil, to emphasize the color and character of cherry. The outer dimensions are 43" by 28" by 20" high.

Cherry Cradle

Another crade, in knotty pine, holds a couple youngsters in grand style.

Pine Cradle

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