Posted 22 Oct 2018
Our toddler hated the crib from the very beginning and it never changed, we used small in bed crib for a while, then he took our bed. We didn’t want him to roll over in his sleep and fall, so we looked for bed with railings. Railings we saw online costed as much as the bed frame or in most cases double the price of it. Since he hated crib we didn’t want the bed clearance from ground to be tall.
So we decided to build the bed ourselves. I might have steered the conversation with AJ towards building our own. Its a lot of fun and how coold it is to build your kids first bed.
Wood glue - elmers or titebond
1 1⁄2 inch brad nails 18 gauge
Screws 2 1⁄4 inch & 1 1⁄2 inch screws
75 inch x 2 Qtys 39 inch x 2 Qtys
27 inch x 4 Qtys
for foot/end board: 2 x 41.5 inches for in between: 12 x 7 inches
for railings: railing header and footer: 50 x 4 for in between: 17 x 13 inches x 2
for center boards: 13 x 38.5 inches (1 x 4 inch boards)
Note: Beewax mixed with walnut oil makes a good kid friendly coat on the wood.