Well my wife dropped the news a couple days ago. We are going to have
our first baby. I would like to build a crib, but I am told there are
certain safty rules that need to be followed. Can anyone point me in
a direction to find plans and safty requirments?
Thanks for your help.
You can get a good plan and hardware kit from woodsmith:
I built this for my newborn son (only 9 days old!) and it came out great.
The finish isn't what I wanted, but it works with the nursery. You can see
some pictures of it here: http://pages.cthome.net/logmanworld/babystuff.htm
Congratulations! this is our first, too, and it is wonderful and amazing.
I noticed your post. Congratulations! My son was born on the 21st, one day
before your son, if the date I have for your post is accurate. I feel
pretty silly, since we haven't used the cradle even once (wife had a
c-section and couldn't bend down that far to pick him up/put him down). He
likes the crib just fine, so I'm not sure if we'll even use the cradle at
Hope everyone is doing great on your end. I just got my guy to sleep hehe
(3:20 AM hehe).
Congratulations. My son is 10 1/2 months old and I built his crib. There
is a good plan from rockler. They also sell the rodless hardware. What I
really like about this plan is the way the spindles are laid out. The gap
is narrower at the top than at the bottom. This way, whenever he tries to
climb, there is no way for him to get leverage by wedging his feet in the
spindles. This is really nice as he tries to climb everything.
Must NOT be the same package I bought as a "PLAN"!! It was for
crib/daybed/twin and as a reviewer for Dept of Navy reviewer of
contractors Maintenance Manuals for shipboard sailors it wouldn't last
long in review cycle.
On Thu, 4 Sep 2003 09:18:31 -0500, "James Oliver"
That is the plan that I used. It is a set of plans for a crib. It is not
step by step instructions. It was probably the most complex project I have
tackled. That is only because I had never tried to mass produce anything
before. There are 52 spindles that must be milled. It was a steep learning
curve, but it was well worth the effort. My son seems to thoroughly enjoy
James, I'm glad you worked around the flaws in their steps. My
comments were more aimed as a warning/caution that they are NOT
complete! I tried reading the crib FAQ and found out they'd cure any
insomnia problems for me. My goals were to support the novice sailor
AND experienced technician both in operating and maintaining a
shipboard self defense missile system. Contractors had different
goals than I. I used shellac for finish. What did you use?
On Thu, 4 Sep 2003 22:33:17 -0500, "James Oliver"
Yeah, these were not written like a PMCS manual. I spent a few years
maintaining the Multiple Launch Rocket System and then Blackhawks.
I sprayed a lacquer finish with the PC HVLP gun that runs off a standard air
compressor. I thought that it would give the longest lasting finish through
the teething phases. This was the first time I had ever tried a spray
finish. The PC gun was really easy to use. I hung some plastic up in the
garage to make a small spray booth. I was able to keep the dust down, but
the respirator was a definite must have as there was no air movement. The
crib was done out of hard maple. A good portion of the maple I bought had
some light figuring in it which was a definite bonus. The maple was very
dificult to work with when milling the spindles with a router.
In thinking of explosion proof fans and cleanup woes I was very glad
when I found Oxford PSL as waterbaed stuff is easier all around! I
use a fan in the garage window and don't worry about explosions and
cleanup is so much easier. www.targercoatings.com makes the stuff and
their forum is quite active. I used TransTint dye to color it for
matching bedroom set.
On Fri, 5 Sep 2003 22:26:48 -0500, "James Oliver"
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