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I cannot believe this. I cannot believe I am the only grandpa on this plant who wants to build a crib for a grand child. I have looked and searched high and low for a set on plans and cannot find a thing. I have the Consumer Product Safety Standards that lists all the rules but I need basic dimensions for heights,mattress size,etc. I am not a rooky woodworker but I need some basic info to start. Rockler has a set on plans but I just called and they are unavailable. Any Ideas would be greatly appreciated.
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Consider going to a store that has new baby cribs for sale. Take along your tape measure, pad of paper, and pencil. Measure the height, width, length of any standard baby crib. Be certain to measure the gap between the side rails, and the rail height too. Hope you can find ALL the crib parts required - such as locking devices, guild rods, and latches. Good luck with your project, and be safe.
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Too much liability with baby cribs. They can only be used for a short time since kids grow out of them quickly, then what? Another crib in the attic no parent dares to use, safety standards met or not. Let them buy then sell a crib, make a nice bureau, toy box, table and chairs, rocking horse, anything but a crib.
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I have built 3 cribs one was the heritage rockler one was some crappy plans from the Internet the 3 rd was something I came up with you can look at the ones I built
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Too much liability with baby cribs. They can only be used for a short time since kids grow out of them quickly, then what? Another crib in the attic no parent dares to use, safety standards met or not. Let them buy then sell a crib, make a nice bureau, toy box, table and chairs, rocking horse, anything but a crib.

You got that right. You couldn't beat me into building one.

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I cannot believe this. I cannot believe I am the only grandpa on this plant who wants to build a crib for a grand child. I have looked and searched high and low for a set on plans and cannot find a thing. I have the Consumer Product Safety Standards that lists all the rules but I need basic dimensions for heights,mattress size,etc. I am not a rooky woodworker but I need some basic info to start. Rockler has a set on plans but I just called and they are unavailable. Any Ideas would be greatly appreciated.

Check into real life accidents and you won't believe how some of them could happen. Only takes one and the family is ruined. Even when it's not your fault it will be.

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