U-Do   |  SKU: T24656  |  Model: KR56M
Rocking Horse Maple - Red Kit
Price: $39.95
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U-Do KR56M - Rocking Horse Maple - Red Kit

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Skill Level: Red (Advanced)

Grown, Cut and Made in the USA!

One of the original "trace, cut and assemble" do-it-yourself projects created by U-Bild founder Steve Ellingson in the late 1940s, this little rocking horse is nicknamed "Slivers." His unique design, made up of just 17 pieces traced from full-size patterns, was inspired by Mrs. Ellingson's sewing patterns. Patterns made it simple for any woodworker—even beginners—to get great results. Since then, Slivers has become an heirloom in countless families.

Now Slivers is available as a kit, making it possible to build this classic for well under $100. The kit includes 13 board feet of hand-selected maple, along with dowels and a U-Bild plan to show you how to "trace, cut and assemble."

The rocking horse measures 32 inches long by 26 inches tall by 12 inches wide. Designed with safety in mind, it features rounded edges and a limited rocking motion that makes it difficult to tip.


  • 13 board feet of first-quality, hand-selected Pennsylvania maple
  • Easy-to-follow U-Bild plan
  • Dowels


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.

Recommended Tools

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.

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