June 30, 2012
Rock the (handmade) cradle
"What is the gestation period of a cradle? Fifty hours (not counting breaks), if you're intent on constructing the piece using techniques associated with Windsor chairs."
"Aaron Scaturro, 28, a self-taught woodworker in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, first built such a cradle for a friend who was expecting a baby. He shaved the spindles with a handmade shaving horse and wedged together most of the 100-plus joints. 'There is no hardware,' Mr. Scaturro said of the design. 'I use screws only as a fail-safe to hold the spindles in.'"
"Made of curly cherry or walnut, with saddle-leather webbing, the cradle is $6,000 at BDDW in SoHo. (The mattress is sold separately.) 'It's highly crafted, yet perfectly imperfect,' said Tyler Hays, BDDW's founder."
Start your life in this puppy, it's all downhill the moment you step out.
Wait a sec... what's that music I'm hearing?
June 30, 2012 at 09:01 AM | Permalink
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