Scott Morrison Inspired Cradle

Editor's Choice - Oct 07, 2014

I’m new to this site, but I posted my cradle on LumberJocks about a year ago with the following description:

I contacted Scott Morrison about a year ago to see if he sold plans to his cradle as we were expecting our second grandchild and my daughter wanted me to build a Scott Morrison cradle. Well, Scott doesn’t sell plans for his cradle, but he was very helpful and answered many questions concerning the build through email. The cradle is built from walnut. The top rail is bent lamination, and the platform is from 12/4 material. The vertical slats join the top rail and platform by using dowels for reinforcement of the joints. There are 20 vertical slats and each one is unique depending on the location. I have 265 hours in the build and I purchased 120 BF of 8/4 and 12/4 walnut combined. I started with a prototype (about 140 hours), but ran out of time (baby on the way) so this cradle is my prototype. I delivered the cradle one day after the little boy made it home in July of this year (2013). The cradle is finished with Sam Maloof’s oil and oil and wax finish. Thanks Scott for the inspiration and assistance.

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Steve Gaskins


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Woodbridge ...

beautiful cradle!

Manitario ...

this is spectacular Steve! I can’t even begin to imagine the amount of work that went into this.

Martin Sojka ...

Welcome, Steve. So good to see you here :)

shipwright ...

That is such nice work Steve. I loved it then and I love it now.
Welcome !

Wolf (& Rabbit!) ...

I’m going to echo Manitario, “spectacular”.

lanwater ...

That’s the second time I favorite your project.

It’s beautiful.

MsDebbieP ...

absolutely beautiful.
An heirloom for sure.

Brian ...


grizzman ...

wow, now this had to be fun , and for such a worthy cause….i love seeing work like this, it takes woodworking to its highest of efforts and techniques…grand job.

Steve Gaskins ...

Thanks everyone. I sincerely appreciate your warm welcome and kind comments. Your views and comments allowed me to receive the Editor’s Choice badge on this posting. Thanks!

Mike40 ...

This was an impressive piece of woodworking Steve. Beautifully done.

a1jim ...

Wow that’s a beautiful crib,fantastic work.

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