I built this cradle 19 years ago before my daughter's birth. It has been making the rounds ever since and is now preparing for its 23rd baby. All of the names and birthdates of the babies who've shared it are engraved on the ends. A few years ago, it held my oldest step-son's daughter.
It was made of western cherry. I had a $3 black & decker circular saw, a sears router, a block plane, drill, and belt sander.