Nature Tables and Children's Toys

Scott Crumpton

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Nature Tables

Unlike a standard table with a skirt around the edge under the top, these tables have a 3" lip that rises up from the top edge to contain the table contents.  You can even use sand with these tables. We usually drape ours with colored silks.  This wall version of the table is 24" wide by 18" deep, with an overall height of 19".  Unfinished white pine.  Some assembly required.  Price:  $94.00. 


This is the corner version of the table.  Measuring 24" on the wall edges, it's 21" from the front edge to the back corner.  Unfinished white pine.  Some assembly required.  Price:  $100.00. 


Temporarily out of stock, making more.
This rounded nature table uses a curved lamination for the front edge, resulting in a more graceful look and even more tabletop area.  An additional center leg provides added stability.  24" rear corner to front edge, 19" high.  Unfinished white pine.  Some assembly required.  Price:  $125.00.

What is a Nature Table?

Painting Boards and Drying Racks

8/21/2014: Temporarily out of stock on Painting Boards. Should have more made by the second week of September. Orders placed before then will be delayed. I apologize for the inconvenience.

20 slot drying rack.  Available separately or as a set of 20 boards and a rack.  The painting boards are made from 1/8" thick tileboard and are 15" wide by 21" long with rounded corners.  The drying rack is made from southern yellow pine and is 27" high by 7" wide.  It mounts to the wall with 4 screws or wall anchors (supplied).  Ideal for the classroom with limited space.  Purchased individually, the Painting Boards are $7.50 each.  The Drying Rack is $29.00.  A set of 20 painting boards and a drying rack is $169.00.  If purchasing a drying rack for painting boards that you already have, please check them for compatibility

15 slot drying rack.  This drying rack is identical to the one above except for its length (20") and number of slots.  Perfect for the smaller classroom.  Or for the large classroom, where more than 20 slots are needed, you can use 2 side by side.  The 15 slot Drying Rack is $26.00.  A set of 15 painting boards and a 15 slot drying rack is $131.00. 

10 slot drying rack.  For the small classroom, this drying rack is 15" high.  The 10 slot Drying Rack is $24.00.  A set of 10 painting boards and a 10 slot drying rack is $94.00. 

6 slot drying rack.  Perfect for a small home school or play group.  11" long.  $24.00.  A set of 6 painting boards and a 6 slot drying rack is $66.00. 


Paint Tray

I originally made these for a local Waldorf kindergarten teacher.  They hold 3 small baby food jars for paints and a Mason jar for water.  About 10" long, 5 1/2" wide and 1 1/2" thick.  Please be sure that you can get the jars before ordering. Unfinished white pine, wood density and color may vary.  Price:  $10.00 each.  Please see this note about future availability


Doll Cradle

Finished with natural bee's wax provided by local bees, I've kept it simple.  What more is there to say?  Outside dimensions are 18" long by 12" wide at the top.  Inside it's about 16 1/2" long by 6 3/4" wide at bottom.  Price:  $37.00.


One Legged Stool

8/27/2014: Nearly out of stock. Making more, but they're stuck behind the painting boards. Orders may be delayed.

Are your children leaning back in their chairs to balance on the rear legs?  These one legged stools will give them something to balance on without leaning back, reducing the risk of tipping over backwards.  Made from unfinished southern yellow pine and/or fir.  Originally done as a custom item for a Waldorf teacher.  Stools are available in four heights: 12" and 14" are $23 each, 16" is $24 and 18" is $24.50. 

The 14" stool is the standard size suitable for most children.  The 16" size is intended for larger children and some adults, with the 18" for taller adults.  The 12" size is being provided as a convenience to those that know they will need a shorter stool.  Heights are measured from the floor to the top of the stool. 

How to pick the right size stool for a child.

If you intend to purchase 10 or more stools, please email for special pricing.



Please click on Notes for more information on the construction and ordering of these items.

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If you would like to make some changes or suggest a new item, please let me know. I'm always interested in new ideas and ways to improve on existing designs.

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