Who builds baby cribs?
The baby cribs you find in Walmart are generally made by large assembly lines in China. Have you seen all the recall notices lately? These companies want your money and don’t always care about stepping over the little ones to get it. The hobbyist woodworker, on the other hand, is likely to construct a higher quality, from-the-heart baby crib—and have a good time while doing it!
Woodworkers making baby cribs could be
- Mothers or fathers building a special treasure for their first child
- Grandparents constructing a family heirloom that will be passed down from generation to generation
- Friends and neighbors honoring someone with a unique baby shower gift
- Entrepreneurs establishing a lucrative baby cribs business
What types of baby cribs can you build?
Today we can choose between a wide variety of types and styles of baby cribs. Some common baby cribs include:
- convertible baby cribs (can transform into a bed as the child grows)
- 4-in-1 convertible baby cribs (start as a crib and transform to a daybed to toddler bed and then to a full-size/queen-size bed)
- 3-in-1 convertible baby cribs (start as a crib and transform to a daybed and then to toddler bed)
- round cribs
- corner cribs
- cribs for twins/triplets/more
- modern baby cribs (contemporary styling)
- portable baby cribs (can be moved from room to room and even from house to house)
One great baby crib idea is the mission-style baby crib plan, which you can purchase by clicking on the link below:
If you have your own plan already, you can click on one of the images below to save some money on plans, woodworking tools, and other great stuff at Rockler:
Sometimes it’s easier just to choose the style of baby crib that you want to build and then find the best downloadable plan online. You don’t have to waste your time scrolling through a bunch of free plans on Google, and you can get what you want at the click of a button.
Should you build from free plans or paid plans?
Whether to build baby cribs from free woodworking plans or from paid woodworking plans is an important question.
Some experienced woodworkers like free crib plans because they (1) are free, (2) are simplified (so they do not repeat a lot of information the pro already knows), and (3) can generate ideas for new designs and do-it-yourself projects.
Paid crib plans may be a better option for newbie woodworkers because the paid plans usually (1) offer support through the retailer, (2) provide step-by-step instructions and illustrations to help you at each part of the process, and (3) give tips to avoid costly mistakes, wrong wood choices, and premature baldness!
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Why build instead of buy?
Building baby cribs is not for everyone. If you aren’t interested in woodworking or you don’t have the discipline to follow through and finish a project, I suggest buying your baby crib. It’s easier and will save you some headaches in the long run.
If you determine, however, that you don’t want a run-of-the-mill baby crib that everyone else can pick up at the corner store, you want something special that fits your individual needs, then go with a baby crib plan.
Baby crib plans can save you money and add a unique look. If you have some basic knowledge, baby crib plans are fully customizable. Want a different look for the posts? Change them. Don’t like the suggested paint or stain color? Choose something else. Baby crib plans are ready to bend to your needs, unlike the ready-to-assemble cribs sold at stores.
The best reason to build baby cribs
The biggest reward from using baby cribs plans is that you create something special you can call your own. You can take pride in what you make. YOU made that.
Since few people have the interest, time, or skill to build baby cribs, you embarking on something cool and unique. As the children grow up, they can tell people that you made that crib just for them.
When you build baby cribs, I always suggest burning in your name and date or adding a plaque with a special message. Then you’ll have your own little family time capsule!