• Advertise with us
Project by shane19 posted 643 days ago 1418 views 4 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife is pregnant with our first child so I needed a crib. She pick one out at a store and of coarse it was $1200. So I took a picture of it and built this one my self. I bought about $200 of random width and length poplar 3/4 in thick material. This is by far the best and most complicated project I have ever done, I found this web site when I was looking for some info on cribs.

14 comments so far

View Ben Haberer's profile

Ben Haberer

26 posts in 673 days

#1 posted 643 days ago

Wow very impressive! great work!

-- Ben - Dallas, GA

View Surfside's profile


3079 posts in 798 days

#2 posted 643 days ago

Well, look at you go! Terrific!


-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

View Matt W5MIX's profile

Matt W5MIX

28 posts in 1010 days

#3 posted 643 days ago

Beautifully done, Shane. And congrats on your baby!

-- Matt in Dripping Springs

View BuzzBate's profile


101 posts in 656 days

#4 posted 643 days ago

For the most complicated project you’ve done, I’d say you nailed it.

-- "Drill as many holes as you want. We have plenty of putty."

View Monte Pittman's profile (online now)

Monte Pittman

13732 posts in 963 days

#5 posted 643 days ago

Congratulations on the baby!

Welcome to LJ’s

Really nice looking crib

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

View RustySpur's profile


30 posts in 737 days

#6 posted 643 days ago

Congratulations and great job, Shane. My wife is also pregnant with our first. I’m working on a dresser. I may have to add the crib to my project list.

-- russ from texas - garage shop weekend warrior

View grub32's profile


209 posts in 1673 days

#7 posted 643 days ago

Don’t forget the changing table : )

Also, I hope you made the mattress support adjustable. You won’t want it that low for quite sometime.

Congratulations, it’s a great piece.

-- Science Teacher by Day, Wood Butcher by Night!!

View mbs's profile (online now)


1429 posts in 1565 days

#8 posted 642 days ago

I love the design!

-- Sorry the reply is so long. I didn't have time to write a short reply.

View Grumpymike's profile


1057 posts in 940 days

#9 posted 642 days ago

Won’t the baby fall out of that crib with the legs going to the celing??
Looks like a fine build with lots of problems to solve. I’ll you are a better craftsman after building this beautiful crib.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

View Patrick Riley's profile

Patrick Riley

6 posts in 669 days

#10 posted 642 days ago

Awsome job on the crib!

View Tj_Archie's profile


3 posts in 1147 days

#11 posted 641 days ago

Congrats on the baby! My wife and I are expecting our first baby too. Funny thing is that I also was looking a very similar crib at the store, did you follow any plans ? or just the picture?

-- Jose, Tijuana MX. Practice makes perfection... or better said, Practice makes permanent... so be careful what you practice!

View Alan72's profile


91 posts in 658 days

#12 posted 641 days ago

That’s really nice! Are you going to paint it or leave it? I like the natural look. Oh, I hope your shop is in a detacted garage, otherwise you power tool days may be numbered, with your little one on the way. Congradulations and I hope everything goes well with your family.

View dungbeetledad's profile


5 posts in 542 days

#13 posted 541 days ago

Fantastic job! I love it! Congratulations on your new addition to the family. Oh, congratulations on the baby too! :)

-- "It'll feel a lot better when it stops hurting."

View Todd's profile


37 posts in 935 days

#14 posted 541 days ago

I hear you. My wife likes expensive furniture too. Much more rewarding to build it yourself, and cheaper too. Nice job.

-- Todd, Ontario, CA

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

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics :: gardening showcase