U-Do KR6660 - Heritage Cradle Oak - Red Kit
Skill Level: Red (Advanced)
Grown, Cut and Made in the USA!
Small, light and sturdy, this Heritage Cradle 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 eighteenth century.
It’s also simple and inexpensive to build. The Heritage Cradle kit includes 16.32 board feet of hand-selected oak, plus a U-Bild plan to show you how to “trace, cut and assemble.” The cradle is built from just 14 pieces, and all of the curved cuts (including the optional designs on the hood apron and footboard) are traced from full-size patterns. Construction is simple—trace the pieces onto wood, cut everything out, sand and assemble using glue and dowels. Once the cradle is put together, apply finish of choice.
The completed cradle measures 33 inches long by 27 inches wide by 27 inches tall. There’s room for a 13- by 28-inch bassinet pad inside, or a simple mattress can be made for a more custom fit.
- 16.32 board feet of first-quality, hand-selected Pennsylvania oak
- Easy-to-follow U-Bild plan
ABOUT RED KITS:
ALL Red Kits require planing and jointing of wood. Red Kits require the skill and tools to cut and make joints including panels. The woodworker needs to be able to cut, join, assemble and finish. Red Kits require the woodworker to be able to read the plans and to transfer images and dimensions from the plan to the lumber. It supplies all of the needed hand-selected, dimensioned lumber but woodworking knowledge and tools are recommended to be successful with Red Kits.
Advanced Skill Level
You may need to possess knowledge of: gluing up panels, joints including – miter - dove tail – biscuit – dowel – mortise and tenon - tongue and groove – dado as well as other, ripping, detail cuts, sanding, router, drilling and finishing.
Although all kits do not require all tools, Red Kit builders should have the availability of a planer, jointer, band saw, chop saw, table saw, jig saw, drill press, router and bits, disc sander, assortment of saw and dado blades, assortment of hand held power tools, assortment of cabinet making hand tools.
Fasteners, glue, hinges and other hardware ARE NOT INCLUDED in the base kit, but in many cases can be purchased in a U-DO hardware kit, or choose your own details for a personalized finished item.