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Forum topic by yellowtruck75 posted 01-28-2014 03:52 PM 876 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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yellowtruck75

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01-28-2014 03:52 PM

My wife and I are expecting our first child which means its time to start thinking about making a crib. I found some nice plans from Rockler for a 3 in 1 crib/bed. My question is where do I get the hardward for it? By hardware I mean the springs for the bottom that the mattress goes on. Also are all crib mattress the same size? I don’t want to build it and then realize its to small or to large for a mattress.

Thanks for the help, I NO idea about anything with babies other than having a niece and nephew that I see every few months.


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Randy Sharp

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#1 posted 01-28-2014 03:58 PM

I’ve bought several times from www.productsamerica.com. Great, fast, personalized service and fast shipping. And…the price is great! Check ‘em out. You won’t be disappointed!

-- Randy, Tupelo, MS ~ A man who honors his wife will have children who honor their father.

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#2 posted 01-28-2014 04:00 PM

What Randy said…I bought the springs and latch hardware from them a few months ago for my grandson’s crib.

American made.

-- “When you want to help people, you tell them the truth. When you want to help yourself, you tell them what they want to hear.” ― Thomas Sowell

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SuperCubber

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#3 posted 01-28-2014 04:36 PM

Yea, the mattresses are standard.

-- Joe | Spartanburg, SC | "To give anything less than your best is to sacrafice the gift." - Steve Prefontaine

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GrandpaLen

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#4 posted 01-28-2014 04:37 PM

+1 ^ The above mentioned site is a great source.

”Thanks for the help, I NO idea about anything with babies other than having a niece and nephew that I see every few months.”

...sit down, strap in, hang on tight, the next 18 – 25 years will be a thrilling, patience testing, boastful, frustraiting, happy, all encompassing ride you could ever imagine.

Proud parent of 3 boys and a sweetheart of a girl, 9 Grandchildren and 3 Great-Grandchildren and I would do it all again. That being said, ... Grandpa, is a much easier job than Dad ever had. ;-)

Good luck with the Crib and the future occupants.

Best Regards. – Grandpa Len.
Work Safely and have Fun.

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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Joe Lyddon

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#5 posted 01-28-2014 05:05 PM

yellowtruck75…

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S !!

As GrandpaLen said… Get ready for lifelong Journey!

Enjoy!

Looks like you have found a GREAT place for the Parts & Design…

I would double check with them about being OK with the Rockler plans though…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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yellowtruck75

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#6 posted 01-29-2014 01:29 AM

Thanks everyone for the help. Ordered the plans today along with the rest of the baby furniture I will need.

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Joe Lyddon

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#7 posted 01-29-2014 04:53 AM

How many months do you have to get them made & ready to use? :)

Are you getting the Rockler Plans & the hardware from Products America?

Are you getting everything from Products America?

Again, Congrats…

Have LOTS of Fun!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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yellowtruck75

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#8 posted 01-29-2014 03:05 PM

Joe
I ordered the plans from Woodcraft last night and I will get the hardware from Products America. I have until August to make everything so I will be fine. I also have to finish my wife’s Maloof rocker cradle beore art show season starts in April.

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yellowtruck75

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#9 posted 06-09-2014 07:47 PM

Dumb question but do cribs have to have springs? Could a crib be made to have the mattress directly on a platform instead of the springs?

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johnstoneb

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#10 posted 06-09-2014 07:52 PM

No, you don’t need springs. I made the crib for my kids and put the mattress on a plywood platform and did the same for a toddler bed also. They will grow faster than you can make things.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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yellowtruck75

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#11 posted 06-09-2014 07:59 PM

Thanks that’s what I will do.

Thanks

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