I'm about to embark on making a crib similar to this:
It will be for personal use (not me, but for our impending little one), so I
hope the original artist won't be offended by me borrowing some of his
It doesn't necessarily need to be convertible like the original, although
that would be an added bonus. SWMBO has also requested a drawer in the
bottom like this one has:
From the original photo, it appears that the crib sides (parts with the
slats) simply fit into the main carcass somehow and can be easily removed.
So I'm wondering if the best way to go about this is to construct the outer
carcass and then simply create the rails and slats as a separate frame that
could slide in an out, perhaps in a wooden frame kind of like a window.
Another alternative that would of course prevent the crib from being
convertible is to simply attach the top stile and have the slats fit into
the outter carcass. This would create its own set of challenges.
Regardless of which approach I decide on, I think it would be easier to make
the mattress/frame be able to be adjusted up and down instead of the slat