LumberJocks

Baby Crib

  • Advertise with us
Project by CastleOfCheese posted 10-26-2016 07:00 PM 470 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife and I were expecting a baby girl in mid October, so a few months ago I got started on building a crib for her. The first step was to do some poking around online to get an idea of exactly how I wanted to go about building it. In doing so, I stumbled across Matt Cermona’s walnut and maple crib, which I think served as my primary inspiration. There are a number of differences, but most notably, his used tapered spindles. His spindles looked great, but I possess neither the equipment nor the knowledge to make them, so I opted for slats haha.

The sides lock into the front and back via bed brackets and there are spring loaded safety latches to prevent a rambunctious child from accidentally knocking anything loose. Also, I built a changing station the rests across the top rails and can be stashed underneath the crib when not in use.

Anyway, I hope you guys like it. I’m pretty pleased with how it turned out and I’m hoping that I’ll someday see my grandkids sleeping in it.





8 comments so far

View Lalen's profile (online now)

Lalen

41 posts in 79 days


#1 posted 10-26-2016 07:04 PM

Wow, that looks great! and congratulations on the baby girl!

-- Lalen, Texas. "If it looks straight, it is straight" Jimmy Diresta

View redesigningwood's profile

redesigningwood

139 posts in 302 days


#2 posted 10-26-2016 11:12 PM

That is great! I wish I had your skill -

-- Mat

View majuvla's profile

majuvla

9171 posts in 2335 days


#3 posted 10-27-2016 05:14 AM

I like those stripes on boards. Congrats on new born baby.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

View FLBert's profile

FLBert

21 posts in 205 days


#4 posted 10-27-2016 11:56 AM

Looks great. Love the stripes. Congrats on the new baby!

-- Bert, Lake City, FL

View Ron Aylor's profile

Ron Aylor

374 posts in 115 days


#5 posted 10-27-2016 02:30 PM

”I’m pretty pleased with how it turned out and I’m hoping that I’ll someday see my grandkids sleeping in it.” – CastleOfCheese

As you should be … and I’m sure you will! Great job! The changing station is a nice touch. Congratulations, Dad!

-- Ron, Lilburn, GA

View david38's profile

david38

2539 posts in 1811 days


#6 posted 10-27-2016 02:32 PM

beautiful piece

View John's profile

John

166 posts in 1049 days


#7 posted 10-27-2016 07:43 PM

Changing table is a great idea. Fine job. Very nice.

-- I measured once, cut twice, and its still too short...

View shakespeare's profile

shakespeare

14 posts in 1422 days


#8 posted 11-01-2016 12:44 PM

The crib looks great, but I gotta tell you that the fourth picture is by far my favorite. Congratulations on the new baby.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com