Scott Morrison Inspired Cradle


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.

Steve Gaskins


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

Rob, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

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

Martin Sojka, Maker of Craftisian

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

The early bird gets the worm but its the second mouse that gets the cheese.

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

-- Alec (Friends call me Wolf, no idea why)

That’s the second time I favorite your project.

It’s beautiful.

Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

absolutely beautiful.
An heirloom for sure.

Toxins Out, Nature In - body/mind/spirit


Losing fingers since 1969

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.

"the grizz" [''''']

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!

Steve Gaskins

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

Mike, an American living in Norway

Wow that’s a beautiful crib,fantastic work.

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Beautiful work.  The wood is gorgeous and enhanced by the finish.

daveg, SW Washington & AZ

That is a work of art, which will be a family heirloom for years to come. Well worth the hours spent, and the craftsmanship shines, well done. 

Main Street to the Mountains

I know this is an older post, but what an amazing cradle!

Ryan/// ~sigh~ I blew up another bowl. Moke told me "I made the inside bigger than the outside".

that is just beautiful. i love the joinery. well done.

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.


That is beautiful.  Real nice work!  I appreciate you giving a nod to original maker.

Very cool cradle.


Very impressive and very beautiful work. You’ve created a family heirloom that should last for generations.

I wouldn’t have the first clue about how to go about building something like that.
Some one 100 years from now will still be using that gorgeous cradle.  That is a legacy piece.  Nicely done!