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FoundSheep

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10-07-2017 04:58 AM

Topic tags/keywords: question plan

Does anyone know where I can find a good design for a crib to build? I have been looking for one in anticipation of my son’s arrival, but I have not been able to find something.
Ideally it wouldn’t need a lathe, but other skills I have. My wife suggested carving a small moon through the ends, but that’s the most as far as design elements/restrictions I have.
Any help tracking down some plans would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

(An example found online, no plans attached)

-- -Will, FoundSheep Designs


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#1 posted 10-07-2017 05:39 AM

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#2 posted 10-07-2017 12:13 PM

Here is the crib I made for my grandson. It is based on the Wood Magazine 3-in-1 plan. Hope this helps.

-- Mike - Waukesha, WI

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#3 posted 10-07-2017 05:40 PM

If you would like detailed drawings of my design, just request them from me; no charge.

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#4 posted 10-07-2017 11:34 PM



If you would like detailed drawings of my design, just request them from me; no charge.

- MrRon


Ron, isn’t that a cradle? The OP is looking for a crib plans. Got any crib plans

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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#5 posted 10-08-2017 03:26 AM


If you would like detailed drawings of my design, just request them from me; no charge.

- MrRon

That is incredibly generous MrRon, and I may take you up on it.

I am hoping to build first a bed, and then (if I work quick enough), build a cradle or co-sleeper. Since I hear babies/toddlers can use a cradle anywhere for up to 1.5-3 years, it may be well used. But I work slow enough, so I’ll see what I can get done before my son arrives.

-- -Will, FoundSheep Designs

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#6 posted 10-08-2017 03:28 AM

Thank you too Mike and Wuddoc. I think the Wood magazine plans would be a good option if I can not find any other. Although searching more on this site shows there are plenty of examples and derivations from their plans.

-- -Will, FoundSheep Designs

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#7 posted 10-08-2017 04:14 AM

You might call this one “The Captain Quint”!

-- "You know, I'm such a great driver, it's incomprehensible that they took my license away." --Vince Ricardo

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#8 posted 10-08-2017 07:15 AM


Thank you too Mike and Wuddoc. I think the Wood magazine plans would be a good option if I can not find any other. Although searching more on this site shows there are plenty of examples and derivations from their plans.

- FoundSheep

If you would like detailed drawings of my design, just request them from me; no charge.

- MrRon

That is incredibly generous MrRon, and I may take you up on it.

I am hoping to build first a bed, and then (if I work quick enough), build a cradle or co-sleeper. Since I hear babies/toddlers can use a cradle anywhere for up to 1.5-3 years, it may be well used. But I work slow enough, so I ll see what I can get done before my son arrives.

- FoundSheep


That’s a very long time to put a baby in a cradle.

Developing Motor Skills

The shallow sides of a cradle don’t pose much of a risk to newborns, since they couldn’t go very far if they tried. However, once a baby starts to push up, rock or roll over, the cradle poses a serious risk for falling. Most babies reach this milestone at approximately 2 or 3 months old. Cradles with deeper sides may be safe for babies as old as 8 months, when they can pull themselves to a standing position.

http://www.livestrong.com/article/121615-transition-baby-swing-crib/

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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#9 posted 10-08-2017 03:05 PM

As soon as you mention “crib”, the safety police come out of the woodwork. My advice is to just go with the tried and true 3-in-1 plans and modify them to suit your needs. My son is already in the day bed mode (he’s 3.5). The only drawback of these plans is that the third stage is for a full-sized bed headboard, which I don’t think a kid needs. I told his mom that I’d make a twin-sized headboard that he’ll be able to take to college.

-- You can't control the wind, but you can trim your sails

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FoundSheep

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#10 posted 10-08-2017 03:20 PM

Whoops, I meant crib for a few years, not a cradle.

-- -Will, FoundSheep Designs

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#11 posted 10-08-2017 05:42 PM


As soon as you mention “crib”, the safety police come out of the woodwork. My advice is to just go with the tried and true 3-in-1 plans and modify them to suit your needs. My son is already in the day bed mode (he s 3.5). The only drawback of these plans is that the third stage is for a full-sized bed headboard, which I don t think a kid needs. I told his mom that I d make a twin-sized headboard that he ll be able to take to college.

- CaptainSkully


Lol, I’ve been called a lot of thing over the years but the never the “crib safety police” for pointing out common sense.

Also he ask for “Crib” plans with a picture of a crib and everybody starts with the “cradle” plans like no one knows the different between the two.

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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#12 posted 10-08-2017 05:50 PM

The moon cut out reminds me of an outhouse. I wouldn’t do it myself.

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AlaskaGuy

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#13 posted 10-08-2017 06:11 PM


The moon cut out reminds me of an outhouse. I wouldn t do it myself.

- jbay

That would be a good place for a baby to get it’s hand caught. It would act like a wedge as the little hand slides down.

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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jbay

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#14 posted 10-08-2017 06:17 PM

Maybe if it were tailored to look more like the man in the moon

It could have a backing so that the baby wouldn’t be able to put it’s hand in it.

-- If anyone would like to see my Portfolio, PM me and I would be glad to send you the link.

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AlaskaGuy

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#15 posted 10-08-2017 06:28 PM

Well I’m done with this thread. I might say something that’s not politically correct if I hang around.

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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