My wife and I are expecting our first child to be born in the first part of September. I am going to attempt to build some baby furniture for him. I have never built any baby furniture and would love to get some ideas, suggestions, input from those that have.
I think we have decided on building a crib. We haven’t decided on whether to build a convertible crib or just a regular crib.
My first question is that when you change the convertible crib into a full size bed, what do you do with the extra crib parts? How do you hide the hardware attachment holes? Or do you?
I guess I will be buying the hardware from Rockler, unless someone has a better idea. I think we are going to use walnut for everything, but may end up throwing some lighter colored wood in the mix. I have a few different types of wood stacked in the garage to pick from.
I am also going to be building a changing table. Actually it may just be a top for the dresser we already have, we’ll see.
If I can get this done and still have time, I may look into building a cradle too.
Any suggestions would be appreciated. My wife likes “clean lines and straight corners” so that should speed things up a bit.
-- Kevin, Wichita, Kansas