Milk Street Baby

Relic Collection

Pieces

6 Drawer Dresser- comes with anti tip hardware and levelers, front adjusting

5 Drawer Dresser-comes with anti tip hardware and levelers, front adjusting

Nightstand

Hutch/Bookcase

Adult Bed Rails (bed rails and hardware to convert your crib into a full size bed)

Toddler Conversion kit (tot rail, stabilizer bar, and hardware to convert your crib into a toddler bed, and a day bed)

Changing Tray

Low Profile Footboard

Architectural elements and a love for texture and depth inspired Relic.
Big and solid.
Yet it’s in the fine print, the details, where we define the Relic collection.

rel·ic
noun: relic; an object surviving from an earlier time, especially one of historical or sentimental interest.
synonyms:  artifact, historical object, ancient object, antiquityantique

This collection features thick chunky posts, clean and simple lines with the nostalgia of an old barn.

With flat faces, solid planes of hardwood, and simple profiles, you will fall in love with this collection.

The thick case tops and crib rails complement the grandness and girth of this collection.

We finish Relic in an artisan applied, distressed grey tone that begs to be touched.

A Milk Street signature color is the only choice for this crib. Fossil is a pickled, elephant grey. The tones will change with your decor and the light that surrounding it. This finish was developed exclusively for us; it is the perfect grey.


COLLECTION PIECES

This collection offers two uniquely separate crib options. Both are convertible 4-in-1 cribs to help grow with your infant.

The Arched Crib:  This Milk Street 4-in-1 crib boasts gracefully arched top-cap on the back bringing forth feelings of grandeur into your nursery. Split back panels remind us of antique barn board, spaced carefully to let rays of morning sunlight thru to warm your baby. We have added subtle, architectural details to make this well-loved bell top design feel fresh. This Relic crib is not just another arched crib.

The Batten Crib: This 4-in-1 crib offers a transitional, flat top and vertical batten’s applied much like those you’d find on the sides of a New England Barn. This Milk Street crib can be considered modern, or traditional, making it transitional enough to use in any nursery! Through this collection, you will find great height and great girth; true of hand-built structures; true of Relic.

Where the Batten crib got its name.

Board-and-batten 

Often called “board and batt” or “barn siding”, this building style has been used for centuries. The boards run vertically, with narrow strips to seal the cracks that form as the wood dries and shrinks. The early builders might not have understood exactly why wood moved, but they knew how to compensate for it. Rather than trying to hold it in place, they simply gave it room to breathe. The wider boards are put on first. They will shrink as much as 8 percent in width and thickness, which causes cracks to open up between them, no matter how tightly they fit when first installed. About 1/2 inch for 8-inch-wide boards. The bats come next, overlapping the boards enough to seal up the cracks between them. This sturdy style is exactly why we use it for our cribs.


Safety Features

ALL OF OUR CRIBS AND CASE GOODS ARE TESTED ABOVE AND BEYOND THE MOST RIGOROUS STANDARDS. WE MEET/EXCEED ALL OF THE MOST CURRENT SAFETY STANDARDS SET BY CPSC/ASTM. WE ADD VOLUNTARY MEASURES TO EXCEED US REQUIREMENTS WITH REGARD TO PHYTHALATES AND HEAVY METALS.

OUR PRODUCTION METHODS AND THE MATERIALS WE USE ARE CONTINUALLY BEING REVIEWED AND RETESTED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE EVER CHANGING STANDARDS FOR CONSTRUCTION AND COATINGS.


Convertible High-Back Crib (4-in-1)

All of our 4-in-1 cribs are convertible and are built from solid, sturdy, grade-A hardwood. Designed with stationary sides and no moving parts for safety. This crib fits a standard size crib mattress with mattresses sold separately.  After your nursery needs have been met, your crib transitions into a toddler bed, daybed, and adult full-size bed. These four modes allow your crib to convert and grow with your child. All of our high-back convertible cribs (4-in-1) offer a 3 position, metal mattress support system. When your baby is first born, you will want to keep your mattress at the top or highest position. As your baby starts standing, you will know it is time to lower the heights. By the time your baby begins to pull up, usually around 5-6 months, the mattress height should be at its lowest point. Keep your mattress height in its lowest position when using your crib as a tot bed. Another name for this type of 4-in-1 crib is “high back’ crib, meaning it has a back or headboard that is higher than the other three sides. A high back crib makes a beautiful full-size bed because of the nice high back which will ultimately serve as a headboard when attached to a standard metal bedframe (frame sold separately).

PLEASE DO NOT USE BUMPERS IN YOUR MILKSTREET CRIB.


CASES

All of our cases are artisan built out of solid wood construction. Tops are solid wood with edge banding. No assembly required. Corner blocks are added to case frames for reinforced stability. Drawer boxes are built large for extra storage space with 15mm thick, sturdy sides. Each individual drawer box is also built with corner blocks to add strength and integrity, keeping drawers squared up. English dovetail joinery is used to assure drawers last. This joinery technique assures the strongest durability and highest quality in your drawers (holds up to 100lbs). We make our dovetails themselves extra deep, adding even more strength to a technique known, world-wide, as the highest of construction standards! The interiors of our drawers are sanded multiple times, then clear coated on all sides with a smooth finish to assure nothing will snag clothing. We use full-extension, high grade metal drawer glides, mounted underneath drawer bottoms to assure optimum operation for the life of your case.  These mechanisms are also self-closing, which not only keeps your nursery quiet, but helps protect tiny fingers from slamming drawers! The backs of all Milk Street cases are finished, and screwed on for longevity; never stapled. The bottoms of all our cases feature a cedar dust catcher to keep clothes dust free and also to help protect woolen items. Up to 30 sets of hands will touch each Milk Street piece before it passes final inspection. Each case, as well as the hutch/bookcase includes anti-tipping hardware and foot levelers with instructions for ease of application and use.

Standard Features

In addition to the features above, below shows specific features that come standard on the various pieces within each collection.

6-Drawer Dresser– (also called a double dresser) Milk Street’s 6-drawer dresser comes standard with an under-mount nightlight. This soft light has three levels of brightness so you can work at night without waking your little one. The electrical cord can be housed in back of the case where we specifically designed extra room for cord storage when not in use. The nightlight plugs into a standard, electrical outlet. The top two drawers of all Milk Street 6-drawer dressers come standard with motion sensitive LED drawer lights. The LEDs turn on automatically when you open the drawer, and turn off after drawer has been closed for 15 seconds to save power. Each light uses 2, easily changeable AAA batteries. The 6-drawer dresser works beautifully as a diaper changing table when paired with our changing tray. This tray has a felt covered underside and mounting hardware to be used on top of this dresser without scratching the finish on top. Tray hardware mounts to back of the case creating a secure spot to change baby. Once baby grows up, remove the changing tray and you have a useful double drawer dresser for the life of your child. Changing tray is an accessory sold separately through Milk Street. You can also use the Milk Street hutch atop this dresser, also felted, without the fear of scratching its finish!

5-Drawer Dresser-(also called a 5-drawer high chest) Milk Street’s 5-drawer dresser comes standard with our patent pending “safety first” anti-tilt locking system. Milk Street is currently the only child-focused, furniture company truly addressing this relevant issue. In light of several incidents involving chests tipping and falling over, we are making the safety of our 5-drawer, the one tall case we produce, a priority. While installing this delicate system has been an on-going challenge, we believe our dollars could not have be better spent. The safety of you and your child is an area where we will continue to make strides ensuring that Milk Street is providing you with the best furniture for your baby. The two top drawers on all our 5-drawer dressers have single, inside dividers creating separate storage sections within the drawers for added organization.

2-Drawer Nightstand– Milk Street’s nightstand has a top drawer that comes standard with a motion sensitive LED drawer light. It turns on automatically when you open the drawer and turns off after drawer has been closed for 15 seconds to save power. The nightlight uses 2 easily changeable AAA batteries and comes with an under-case light for nighttime convenience. This soft light has three levels of brightness so you can work at night without waking your little one or your partner if used alongside an adult bed. The electrical cord is conveniently housed in back of case, designed with room for cord storage when not in use. It plugs into a standard electrical outlet. Our nightstand also comes with a USB port on its backside so mom/dad/grandparent can charge their phone while rocking baby or getting that much needed sleep. Our nightstand also works great as a side table next to your glider/rocker in the nursery. In addition to a USB port, we included an electrical outlet to warm a bottle or to plug in a humidifier. We tried to think of everything you need to care for your precious baby because that’s our goal!

Hutch/Bookcase– Milk Street’s 2-shelf hutch is finished beautifully on top so you can choose to use it atop our double dresser or set it on the floor and use it as a bookcase. On the bottom shelf, four screw-on feet and mounting hardware are included with the hutch/bookcase along with an anti-tip hardware kit to be used for added safety whether it is functioning as a hutch or as a bookcase. The underside of the hutch is covered with a thick felt to protect the top of your 6-drawer dresser. The top shelf is stationary while the bottom shelf is adjustable and comes with self-locking clear clips. We added a light on the underside of the top shelf to enhance the display of decorative items on the shelves and can also be used as a nightlight for your baby or toddler. You will find a cut-out on the bottom edge of the hutch so you can slide wires through when choosing to put a TV or computer on the case top. This cut-out, while a simple feature, will keep electrical wires out of sight and reach of small hands. Make sure if you are using this piece as a bookcase on the floor, that you install the front two legs at the correct height shown in the assembly manual. It should set slightly higher, so that the bookcase leans back, keeping the weight of the bookcase against the wall. Just one more thing Milk Street does to keep everything as childproof as possible!

Adult Bed Rails– (Includes bed rails, set of 6-slats and hardware to convert your crib into a full size bed) Milk Street bed rails work using a bolt on assembly to attach the headboard and footboard to a metal mattress support and extends the life of your crib! It can accommodate a full size mattress, but a full size box springs/mattress foundation is required. Mattress and mattress foundation are sold separately. Milk Street bed rails turn your crib into that extra bed for a guest or a nanny! Our high back cribs make gorgeous adult beds with rails that offer two height options! Once again, Milk Street furniture is built with love for the life of your child.

Toddler Conversion Kit-(tot rail, stabilizer bar, and hardware to convert your crib into a toddler bed, and a day bed) You will want to use your crib as a tot bed and as a daybed in its lowest mattress position as your toddler learns to come and go when they wake. Make sure you keep your crib’s instruction manual to ensure that the guardrail is assembled correctly and the rail you have is 100% compatible with your crib.

Changing Table Tray– Use Milk Street’s removable tray to house a changing pad and convert your 3-drawer dresser or 6-drawer dresser into a changing table/ dresser combo. The changing tray works beautifully with either dresser depending on the size of your nursery. The underside of tray is covered with a thick felt to protect the top. Mounting hardware is included to secure your tray. We also recommending getting a standard pad with safety strap attached for added security while in use. Remember to always keep your baby within arm’s reach while changing and never leave them unattended.

Low Profile Footboard– This popular Milk Street piece can be used when converting your crib to the full size bed if you do not want to use the front gate of the crib. We believe that the low profile footboard adds a newness to your conversion that can accentuate the look of the adult bed by making the headboard more pronounced! The low profile footboard offers two heights and works perfectly with the adult bed rails and the hardware used in converting the crib to a full size bed. It’s just one more choice you have to add longevity to that Milk Street purchase.