I started this project when we found out we were expecting our first kid. After shopping and not finding anything I liked for the money so I set out to design my own. I wanted a light design and could be broke down and stored when not in use.
I also didn’t find many other ideas out there so I hope this may inspire some more ideas.
The idea is while he will still be nursing several times a night he can sleep safely next to the bed but not in it.
I Used Red Oak and Walnut scrap I had laying around from the his Crib I was building at the same time.
I managed to finish it a week before he arrived.
Below are the initial plans I sketched up:
The support legs.
The middle arch was steam bent. All of the joints are mortise and tendon.
Using the top to help sizing and spacing when gluing the legs together
The top sleeping area
The final piece.
and it in use,