Once upon the time I decided to make the bed for my newborn son. At first I bought the mattress in local baby store (the part I am unable to make myself). The mattress size is 40 x 90 cm. (All sizes will be given in centimeters, you can always divide them by 2.54 to convert them into inches).

Also I bought a sheet of birch plywood (10mm thick) and three round birch rods (3cm in diameter) in local hardware store. Pine rods are too soft for this construction, use hard kind of wood like oak or beech to replace birch if you unable to find it. I used three rake handles for this.

The construction is pretty straightforward. It consists of 2 flat panels and 3 horizontal wooden rods. This construction carries the cradle made from fabric with plywood bottom.

Step 1: Mockups and prototyping

You can see my mockups in attached photo. I used the cardboard to do full-size prototype. You can see some amount of different shapes drawn on cardboard which I choosed from. Finally you will find the shape which you are fine with. Actually flat rectangular board will do the job well, but I wanted to have some pleasure seeing it. So it is "cloudy".

<p>А можно Ваш материал опубликовать на своем сайте?</p>
<p>Публикуйте со ссылкой на первоисточник, не вопрос. </p>
<p>Видите ли я не очень дружу с Английским, да и он со мной тоже, поэтому перевод будет весьма вольным. А нет ли у Вас публикации на русском языке?</p>
<p>Только на английском делал. Спрашивайте если что. В принципе ничего хитрого, по картинкам должно быть понятно. </p>
<p>Я понял, спасибо.</p>
<p>О Русский! Отрада для глаз, на этом сайте :) Отличная кроватка, как выдастся случай, обязательно такую сделаю.</p>
<p>Спасибо! Я старался :)</p>
<p>Congratulations, really beautifull poryect, you can add some thermal foam to the rods in order to makeit more fat and soft.</p><p>I love it!</p>
Great idea! And these foam pipes are easily available. Thank you!
This is so adorable!
Thank you!
<p>Beautiful! I wish I had something like this when my girls were babes! Or even for my 4 grandchildren! (who no longer need a crib : ( )</p><p>This would be great to make as a gift for anyone you know who are expecting a wee one! Love this. &lt;3</p>
Thank you! It's very pleasant to hear.
<p>Interesting design--very clean and simple. I like it!</p>
<p>Thank you! I am trying to be as simple as possible, the same about my constructions.</p>
lovely crib. would have cost a lot if bought from a shop too. Well done.
<p>Thank you! Hope my English does not scary you.</p>
Beautiful. I liked that you even showed your prototype through using cardboard.
Thank you! I like cardboard, it is easy to cut and strong enough to stay vertically -- ideal for full-size prototypes.

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