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The idea isn't that there is someone to sue....the idea is that testing and standards have been applied. If someone knows of tested plans that have run through a cpsc approved lab then I'd be all for it. But I don't think it's a good idea to test a design out on a baby.
Just curiosity, do you believe that the testing standards are a closely guarded secret, like unobtainable and not recreate able? (No I'm not going down that path, I get it, they don't have the stamp.) Best to you. I'd probably stand up for you too. I like your conviction.
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I don't believe they're a secret, but standards are tested in a lab for a reason, and I doubt anyone here's having theirs tested.

I just don't think it's worth the risk, build the new baby a bedroom set of dressers and night stands, or their first "big kid" bed. I just don't think the risk is worth it.

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We're not only looking at physical strength standards...but measuremnts i.e. can a baby's head fit thru the slats, or can the catches fail and cause the rails to drop . My son, when he was a baby, got into the habit of shaking the crib while standing up and holding onto the rails...I am sooo glad nothing happened because that crib was well-designed - i mean, my son literally shook-walked that crib several inches away from the wall!
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We're not only looking at physical strength standards...but measuremnts i.e. can a baby's head fit thru the slats, or can the catches fail and cause the rails to drop . My son, when he was a baby, got into the habit of shaking the crib while standing up and holding onto the rails...I am sooo glad nothing happened because that crib was well-designed - i mean, my son literally shook-walked that crib several inches away from the wall!
You didn't bolt it down? I try to bolt/screw everything down that can fall. Part of living on the san andreas fault. Seriously. Your son sounds like he is full of life. Enjoy them while you have them. Daughter just called, got to go. Best wishes.
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Was in base housing at the time, really couldn't do things to the walls 30 yrs later he has caught the woodworking bug and regularly gets commissioned jobs for businesses - doing cabinetwork and custom decorative frame/trimwork/shelving and storage solutions.
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I want to thank each of you kindly for your thoughtful input. The concern that the crib is up to safety standards shows that you the writers care. Sometimes what bothers me the most these days is the thought that a child would only have that crib for protection and not a loving and caring parent always within earshot of that crib. I know I must do all that I can to make the crib as safe as possible, yet I ask my Heavenly Father to give a caring heart to my children to watch over this new child that is to be born. Thanks again!

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I was taught that "He helps those that help themselves", there is a message in this thread, if not for you perhaps for others.

Wise men speak because they have something to say; fools because they have to say something -Plato

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Since there has been much talk about safety, if you're inclined you can catch up on what the federal government deems safe.

https://www.cpsc.gov//PageFiles/101628/cribfinal.pdf

http://www.cpsc.gov/en/newsroom/news...the-ground-up/
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So in case there any doubt about the seriousness of cribs....here's why I'm so vocal against experimenting with your own crib design. Baby Crib-imageuploadedbywood-working-talk1423196726.003540.jpg

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This is meaningless when the unforeseen happens and you have a baby death on your hands. For me it's just not worth it. Could be the gift that you wish you never gave. Even if your not in the wrong. Your still going to feel like a spud for the rest of your life.

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Where do you draw the line? A baby could get hurt on the chair you built. On the dining room table you built, coffee table, entertainment center, toy box, hope chest, clock, spoon, cutting board, etc. If you're so afraid of something happening to someone with something you built, then why do you make ANYTHING?
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Cribs are different as your asleep while your baby is using it....

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You know I started this discussion to ask for peoples advice on how to join slats to the upper and lower bars to build a crib. Then a bunch of so-called well meaning individuals who offer no advice to the original question but come here to beat me up about my stupid idea to build a crib and what a "death trap" it could be if it is not built or designed by some so-called engineering firm. To you scoffers I politely say bah humbug to you!!! This is my grandchild that I am building it for and I take pride in knowing that I have done my very best to build a crib that will be used by them and will stand sturdy enough to someday be used by their children. I feel that my crib that I am building is just as safe as any you will find on the market at any of the finest furniture stores in the country. So if you just want to throw in your .02 worth save your breath because you are wasting your time on this craftsman! Enough Said! Perhaps when I finish this "Death Trap" I will post photos so all these nay sayers can line up their "verbal guns" and take pot shots at me!!!

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I have no doubt you can build a very good looking crib. And with 99.99% certainty it will work as planned and safely. I was just trying to point out that there's more to think about than usual projects when it's a crib.

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Baby Crib

Ryan when the horse is dead, get off.

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I just wanted to clarify that I wasn't saying he couldn't build a good piece. I'm not in any way questioning his craftsmanship which I'm confident is superb.

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