Scott Morrison Inspired Cradle

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Project by SteveGaskins posted 262 days ago 2309 views 18 times favorited 43 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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. Thanks Scott for the inspiration and assistance.

-- Steve, South Carolina,

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#1 posted 262 days ago

That looks incredible. Great job and thanks to Scott Morrison for being open with the helpful information.

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#2 posted 262 days ago

very beautiful build steve

a real heirloom

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#3 posted 262 days ago

Very, very well done, and a great design.

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#4 posted 262 days ago

Beautifully done. As fine a cradle as I’ve ever seen bar none.

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#5 posted 262 days ago

Very unique cradle. Nice work.

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#6 posted 262 days ago

Outstanding cradle Steve.

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#7 posted 262 days ago

Absolutely unbelievably beautiful!!!
That is definitely a family heirloom but really belongs in an art gallery.
You are enormously talented!

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#8 posted 262 days ago

Stupendous! Cool that Scott gave such help.

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#9 posted 262 days ago

That is so beautiful. Well done

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#10 posted 262 days ago

Lot of talent and great piece.

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#11 posted 262 days ago

beautiful cradle and wonderful craftsmanship.

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#12 posted 262 days ago

That looks like one amazingly clean lined, beautiful piece of work. It will likely be handed down to this baby’s great grandchild. Congratulations.

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#13 posted 262 days ago

It always stuns me how much wood gos into a project. Well done

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#14 posted 262 days ago

Well done Steve. You’ve created a beautiful family treasure. It will soothe a bunch of babies. Scott’s a good man for the help. I’ve looked at the pictures several times and it is really an outstanding build. I’m guessing you left a bit of yourself in that one.

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#15 posted 262 days ago

very well done project, and on time for recipient. and hat tip to a professional woodworker not afraid to help a guy, wanting to use his design.

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