Thirty years ago I built a cradle boat as we were expecting our oldest. The cradle boat was also used for my youngest son.
In the 1990's the cradle was simply suspended from the ceiling by three ropes. It could swing and it had a very rudimentary veil.
Now the next generation is knocking on the door.
This time the cradle cannot be suspended from the ceiling.
So I built a swing stand. Being able to rock a cradle is essential I think.
The veil offering a more enclosed space for the baby, also had to be more in line with a lapstrake sailboat. The veil was made from an old cotton sail of probably 60 years old.
This is the result, hope you will be inspired.
A movie of the cradle boat is available on youtube via this link