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How long does it take to build a crib?

Anybody that has built one, about how many hours did you have into it? I am going to need to build one, because we are expecting our first child. I also have to go the build route because my wife is in a wheelchair, so modifications will be needed like lifting it off the ground so she can roll straight up to is and insetting doors in the side so she can get in it. I am going with the Rockler plans and hardware, probably. Just need to see how much time I am going to need since this project can't be late.

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I built a swinging cradle with 36 M&T spindles on the sides. Took a little over 40 hrs. With your special requirements, I'd allow 60...maybe.
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If she is pregnant you are too late. Just kidding, it depends on what you want on the crib. i had a friend that spent several months working on carving a scene that looked something that should be on the the Sistine chapel.
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I built the Rocler Crib

for my Grandson. It took about 40 to 50 hours for me, evenings and weekends. Probably 20 hours was in constructing jigs. Good luck.

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I am going to need to build one, because we are expecting our first child.
I am no help at all with the crib building advice (never made one)...just wanted to say congratulations .
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It took me about two months doing a little after work and on the weekends. I would say probably about 40 hours worth of work over those two months.
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Working on it when the time was available and other projects were out of the way. It is pictured in my photos. Hours were about 60 for me, that includes milling the wood. Congratulations.
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Anybody that has built one, about how many hours did you have into it? I am going to need to build one, because we are expecting our first child. I also have to go the build route because my wife is in a wheelchair, so modifications will be needed like lifting it off the ground so she can roll straight up to is and insetting doors in the side so she can get in it. I am going with the Rockler plans and hardware, probably. Just need to see how much time I am going to need since this project can't be late.
How long. With that question you will take a lot longer than a profesiona. Funny question. Time goes by fast in a shop. I have build some in a day and take several weeks on others working full time.
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The crib I built took months to build, Maybe around 300 hours total with milling rough included. It was also a learning curve for me and not to mention there was close to around 150 M&T when all said and done.

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