My husband made this beautiful doll cradle for our daughter for Christmas. I found the idea for it at Makebabystuff.com. I LOVE that little website. It has tons of ideas for homemade toys and other baby items. To find the instructions for this doll cradle, go HERE.
We didn't want brackets showing on the crib that we made, so Ben used a nail gun to put the pieces together. This proved to be a challenge because the wood was so soft and it cracked on us so use caution with the nail gun. We used a little wood glue to fix that and it still looks better without the metal brackets I think. We also adjusted our boards to be 16 inches instead of 18.