Walnut and Maple Crib

About This Project

This crib is constructed of walnut for the frame and maple for the spindles.  The frame is joined with mortise and tenons and the back is taller than the front so the side of the crib is angled.  The rails are ripped from one wide board so their grain is continuous from the top rail to the bottom rail.  The legs were sawn from a single block of walnut so they are bookmatched from left to right. The spindles taper from 15/16″ in their center down to 1/2″ at their ends. There are a total of 50 spindles.  The front and back rails are pinned to the legs with brass rods allowing the crib to be disassembled for storage. The mattress platform can be lowered as the child grows.


Making of the Crib