Building A Cradle
Building a cradle is bookmark about Beds bookmarked by franklin with ID 14241480047 was uploaded on 08-01-2019 and has been viewed 140,807 times.
Synopsis: Jacques Berger designed a cradle for a friend and joined it with what he called 'lovetails,' or heart-shaped dovetails.It's basically an open box made with simple slab construction, using flat boards sawn to shape.
He explains his design process - how to make the piece lightweight and with proper dimensions.He also talks about determining the radius for the rockers, for gentle rocking without tipping.He used Brazilian mahogany but recommends a lighter color wood.
He explains how he worked the corner joinery and how to assemble it.Side information shows his experimentation with dovetails to get a more interesting look...