Mid-Century Modern Walnut and Maple Baby Crib // How To – Woodworking

Mid-Century Modern Walnut and Maple Baby Crib // How To - Woodworking

I built a mid-century modern baby crib for my first kid, arriving in a few weeks. This video is sponsored by Blue Apron. First 50 people to sign up will get off your first two weeks of Blue Apron! Click here: https://cook.ba/2Iftqos Get the SketchUp file: https://craftedworkshop.com/store/mid-century-modern-baby-crib-sketchup-file

The crib I based my design on : https://ducducnyc.com/product/austin-…

Materials Used On The Mid-Century Modern Baby Crib (affiliate):

8/4 Hard Maple and 5/4 Walnut
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Tools Used On The Mid-Century Modern Baby Crib:

Powermatic 15HH 15-Inch Planer : http://bit.ly/Powermatic15HH
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20 Replies to “Mid-Century Modern Walnut and Maple Baby Crib // How To – Woodworking”

  1. Hey Johnny, I was wondering how much time was spent in building this crib? Thanks for sharing the ideia!
    Kind Regards

  2. Hi Johnny, what were the two spindle lengths for this crib. I'm going to build this for my grand child. Thanks in advance.

  3. Beautiful work! I'm currently gathering ideas for the crib I'm making for our first grandchild, due next April, and your build has given me some great ideas. One question – At 10:50 you discus that you added holes for two mattress heights. It looks like the mattress support is connected to the bottom horizontal rail and not the vertical supports. Where did you add the second set of holes to raise the mattress?

  4. So I noticed that Rubio's Monocoat ships in a pretty small container, its only 350ML was that enough for this project you think? – p.s. sorry about all the questions!

  5. I know, it's a bit late, but is it possible, that you should have used a thinner ruler or straight edge to position the fence of the router table when using the half-round bit?!
    Awesome project with amazing outcome btw.

  6. I saw that you use 8/4 maple and cut that down to 3/4×3/4 for the spindles, did you have any particular reason for starting with 8/4? I’ve got a ton of 1 inch thick (seemingly) flat boards and so I’m debating using those, thanks! Love the videos

  7. Hey, just a quick message to say I love the design. So much so I used this video as inspiration for my own cot for my first (due in 2 weeks!).

    Had to use beech and cherry as maple and walnut are CRAZY expensive in the UK, but I'm super happy / proud how it came out.


    Added a cherry inlay along the long top edge, which came out really nicely.

    Also made a changing station thingy with the leftover…


    Thanks again for the inspiration, and hope everything is going well with the littlun.

  8. Loved your video.. i landed on it as i also wish to build one my self for my new born baby girl 🙂 you said its the design was safe. And i could see all your equipment are safe ….. very safe.. but for novices like me you should always have a safety advice ( I mean i have to wear safety glasses, gloves, leather apron and so on, as sensors are not working for me ) Will surely post my version of your build to you some how) God bless .. Keep posting !

  9. Hey, did you remove the SketchUp from the site? I'm getting stuck and I can't tell something from the video

    It was simply beautiful, this is very inspiring!
    Congratulations on the great work.

  11. Very nice. Sweet that you made that for your baby. I’m 59 and I still have the cradle that my parents designed and had made for me. Many babies have used that cradle. I’m hoping that someday my grand babies will use it!

    FYI, babies often chew on the wood on cribs, when they are teething (little beavers!) Just today James King, who donates his sawdust to animal shelters, said that walnut (I’m 99% sure he said walnut) cannot be donated. So you might want to double check to make sure that humans can chew on walnut. I don’t want to freak you out, but thought that you should know (I hope that I’m remembering wrong and that walnut is ‘edible’ for humans.)

    A baby will change your heart and your life forever! Congratulations.

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