DISCLAIMER: This instructable does not warrant/guarantee safety. Any use of this instructable is done at the constructor's risk, and by using these plans, the user of holds harmless the author of these plans.
NOTE: you may want to invest in PVC cutters, but they are not necessary. I will say that I did one bedrail with and one without the cutters, and they REALLY help! With the cutters, this project took about 15 minutes. Cutters cost about $12, the remainder of the project: $14. (March 2010)
Step 1: Materials
(4) 1" 90-degree elbows
(2) 1" "T" joints
(1) package drain mesh
NOTE: in the image, I have already cut the PVC joints into their component parts.
Step 2: Cut PVC
1. Cut (2) 48" pieces, leaving a 24" piece, and completing the first 10' joint of PVC.
2. Cut (1) 24" piece
3. Cut (4) 7" joints (this results in a bottom rail that hugs the mattress, so child is less likely to go under the bottom rail).
Step 3: Assemble frame
NOTE: I did not find it necessary (as yet) to glue these joints together. If you find it necessary, I recommend pre-assembling the frame for fit, then reassembling using PVC cement.