My niece is expecting her first baby in September. I decided to make her a rocking horse as a baby present. My other niece has a two year old who I made a toy chest when she was born. I figured I couldn't just make one, so two are in the works. One will have cedar legs and the other spalted maple. The "body" will end up being 3" thick. So the thing won't weight a ton I used pine for the inside of the body and will clad that with some QS oak that I'll dye darker for a nice contrast. Here's a couple of pics of my progress so far.