In this instructable I will show you the steps to building a rocking chair with a crib for a baby attached to it. This design is fairly simple to construct if you have the right tools and very basic carpentry skills.
Before you start the project there is one thing you should think about. The design I made has a big crib area, this made it hard to find a fitting mattress, you might want to find a mattress first and adjust the sizes in the blueprint accordingly.

Step 1: Tool and Supplies

hand saw (you can use a table saw for most of the parts)
sander (with soft and rough sanding paper)
staple gun

wood glue
super glue
screws (about 30 not longer than the thickness of the wood and 4 slightly longer)
4 metal corner brackets
fabric (50x50cm for the upholstery 100x100 for the crib)
foam mattress (42x44cm for upholstery and 96x44cm for the crib)

For this project you need to get whole wood (not MDF, plywood or sandwich boards), I got some pine plates. The 3 big pieces (the sides and the base) are 2.8cm thick, the rest are1.8cm. I recommend you consult with a professional if you decide to use anything different.
The sizes of the plates you will need are specified in the blueprint. In addition you will need a 42X44cm piece of any wood for the upholstery (thick enough so the staples wont go through).
<p>Hi, Do you think that the legs would be strong enough if you would cut out the middle like in the original images? I wonder about the transversal forces? </p>
I guess it depends on the type and thickness of the wood you're using. If you want the cut-out you should make the bottom part of the legs from a straight plank of wood bent to an arc, this way the grains of the wood are going along the leg and help support it. I'm not an engineer but I believe that will work
<p>my husband built one in November for a family member.!</p>
<p>Hi, Do you have any idea which wood your husband used? This crib comes closer to the original than the one above. I also want to make one, but I am not sure if which wood to use. Because the legs have to be able to withold the transversal forces. </p>
Where did you get the plsns for this? It looks different than the one above.
I would love to have this made for my daughter and new grandchild due in December
Is there anywhere I can buy one
<p>None that I know of. sorry</p>
<p>This is awesome... Would you by any chance have the files for it? I suck at drawing, but would love to go to my local makerspace and get the pieces cut out.<br>Would really appreciate it, if you could send them to me at mail(a)boegh.nu</p>
This project was done before i had any knowledge of any computer program designed for these kinds of things. the blueprint in the instructable is a Photoshop trace of a hand made sketch I made and is proportionate.<br>I believe any wood supplier will cut most of the pieces for you if you show them the blueprint (they might charge a little extra to do the curves)
I love this and would like to make one. I'm just curious, are there no supports for the backrest? it is only glued, correct?
<p>Nice design, simple and elegant. Out of curiosity, I see that you used metal brackets to attach the base. Did you consider using a hardwood peg, or did you decide that they would not support well enough? Like I said, merely curious.</p>
Thanks for compliments (:<br>I hadn't considered using wooden pegs. I figured metal brackets are stronger, simpler and you don't see them anyway (because they are underneath) but I guess you can do it your way too. <br>You should consider it doesn't only hold the sides and base together it also helps keep the whole thing from leaning sideways
<p>Good points. It's all about the experimentation. :) Be well, and best of luck with your future projects.</p>
<p>Great design, love it.</p>
<p>looks good just wish it all was in standard measurements</p>
Deserves more attention. Excellent design....clean and functional. <br>Looks great.
Would be perfect for my expecting cousin, but, I was wondering what the weight limit would be and if adding a third 'wing' to it, between the crib and the seat, could or would make it any stronger and the best way to go about doing that.
Never mind, I spent the day thinking about it and figured out how I can modify this with a third 'wing' and a few changes for the mattress and seat sizes :)
That is the coolest piece of furniture I have evr seen in that catagory
its a rockid, french design i believe <br>here is the link to the web site <br>http://www.ontwerpduo.nl/en/collection/work/rockid
Perfect for the multi-tasking mother! Or &quot;how to put older siblings to work after baby arrives.&quot; : )
love this...only I cant get large wood planks...the maximum width I can get is 8&quot;. I don't have the equipment to glue and plane it down :-( . Why is it not recommended to do it with plywood? I can get a 8' by 4' plywood board
It wouldn't look nearly as good and might not support the weight, aspecialy around the &quot;leg&quot; area
This is an awesome update to an old useful piece of furniture... My great grandmother had one of these. I think you have done a fantastic job bringing it back into light! Great job indeed! <br>Favorite! <br>
And voted! Well done!
I like what you've done combining the two ideas together. Thanks for showing!
Interesting design that allows the parent to rock with the child. Cool concept, and nice craftsmanship.
excellent! Is it adaptable for other uses as a crib seems to pass out of use quickly?
You can alway fill the crib with books and magazines and make it sort of a reading spot
Wow, that's gorgeous...well done and thank you!
Awesome Job!
What an awesome piece of furniture - I love it! :D

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