Homemade round baby cribs
If you need a baby crib you can choose to buy a ready-made one from a specialized store in your area or you can make it with your own hands. A round baby crib is the best option both for an aesthetic and a safety point of view.
In order to accomplish this task you should gather all the necessary hardware and materials such as: wood glue, varnish or paint, power screwdriver, 2-inch by 4-inch by 8 foot long board, sandpaper, sander, saw, OSB board, screws, hammer, goggles, work gloves, wood putty, drill bits, drill, round mattress, pencil, nails, brushes, wood spindles, circular wood railing and protractor.
How to do it:
- Build the base
The first thing you need to do is to build the round crib’s base. Put the OSB board on the floor or a flat ground and use the protector to create a 4-feet circle. Cut the circle with a saw.
- Make the wood ready
Take the fine-grit sandpaper and the sander too and sand the OSB circle down; use also the railing and the spindles. After you have finished, you can apply a layer of varnish. If you want to change the color of the wood, you can paint it. Let the wood pieces get dry.
- Make the crib’s legs
Use the remaining wooden spindles to make the round crib’s legs. After you have cut the spindles ends, put them around the base of the crib, equally spaced apart and one inch from the base. Use nails to fix them in place.
- Build the railings
Make a circle to about one inch from the edge of the base and mark it along every four inches. Use your drill to make pilot holes in each of these marks. The holes have to be smaller than the end of the spindle’s screw. Put some wood glue into these pilot holes and use a screw to fix the spindles. Clean the wood glue excess. Use a drill to make holes on the circular railings. The holes should have the same dimension as the end of the spindle. Drop some wooden glue in the holes and put the railing on the top of the spindles. Fix it with nails. It is very important that the space between the railings to be small in order to stop your baby become stuck in there.
- Final step
Cover all the wholes made by nails with a layer of wood putty and clean the surplus. Let the putty get dry and apply a layer of varnish to cover these areas. All you have to do now is to arrange your baby’s round crib by putting the mattress and sheet. Sleep well!