With the recent baby boom, cradles like the one pictured here are experiencing a new wave of popularity. They have come a long way from the days of using a dresser drawer draped with mosquito netting. This heritage-style cradle rocks with the touch of a toe, has a hood to protect baby from drafts and is a beautiful piece to look at.
It measures approximately 28 inches high, 17 inches wide and 31 inches long. A standard nursery pad, available at most baby shops, will fit perfectly.
The rockers are balanced to avoid tipping, and traceable designs are included that can either be routed or woodburned to decorate the scalloped head and foot boards. Full-size traceable patterns, photos and step-by-step instructions make this project within the skills of even the amateur woodworker.
To obtain Heritage Cradle, Pattern No. 666, please send $4.50. For a variety of four cradle plans including No. 666, order No. C32, Cradle Packet, for $9.
Also available is our Patterns for Better Living catalog picturing more than 700 woodworking and handicraft projects for$3.95. Prices include postage and handling.
Send check or money order to Steve Ellingson, c/o St. Petersburg Times, P.O. Box 2383, Van Nuys, Calif. 91409-2383.