|Project by grfrazee||posted 09-20-2015 11:49 PM||992 views||2 times favorited||4 comments|
My sister-in-law is about eight months along with her first kid, and my first nephew. My dad and I decided to make her and her husband a crib for the kid.
She gave us some general ideas and the dimensions of the mattress and we did the rest. I tell you, deciphering 16 CFR 1219 to determine all the new crib regulations is a pain. Babies must be dumber now, or something.
We used soft maple for the crib, which we regret a little bit. The soft maple scratches and dents so easily, and we were constantly missing little dings and scuffs on the surface before finishing. When stained, they stuck out like a sore thumb, requiring resanding and refinishing. I know I’ll probably not use maple for stained projects anymore, at least.
We made the mattress frame with a 10” adjustable range for when the kid gets bigger. The sides are attached with barrel nuts (see the last picture). The idea is that when the kid is old enough, the head and foot boards can be converted to a full-size bed.
Some of the in-progress pictures are below.
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