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Forum topic by okacookie posted 11-19-2013 03:48 PM 579 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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okacookie

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11-19-2013 03:48 PM

Hey everyone I am new to the forum and I am trying to design and build a crib for my first kid :) I am using the 3-in-1 plans from rockler but I didnt want to use bolts, but was wanting to use a heavy-duty bedrail hanger. my issue is that to use the spacing to fit the crib, and then to widen it for the full bed I will have to put two sets of hangers on the headboard and footboard.

Has anyone used the bedrail hangers when making a crib and have some insight to this issue? I know a few people has built cribs recently, and I have posted a comment on one blog but never got a response after a few weeks.

Thanks for the help.

Chris


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#1 posted 12-02-2013 08:48 AM

I have used bedrail hangers before but not on a crib!

On a crib I would definitely provide a means of locking the rails in place as kids tend to rock the crib and if the side rails are not locked they could come out and the crib would essentially come apart.

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#2 posted 12-02-2013 01:07 PM

On the knock down cheapo factory made ones everything is bolted together with cross pins and metric allen bolts. This meets the child safety rules. I am sure whatever you do will be far better than the minimum done on these products.
MIKE

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