Refurbished Baby Cot




Introduction: Refurbished Baby Cot

About: I am an IT Security Auditor (I get paid for this) and I have a passion for Woodwork (I don't get paid for this (as yet))

This is more of a simple project made into a big deal...just for kicks...

My sister-in-law was expecting her first child last year and she bought this cot of the net.

She didn't like the dark brown look and asked me to change it for her... Which I gladly accepted to do.

And so the story begins.....

Step 1: Dismantle

Ok then... I could have skipped dismantling the cot and just rubbed it down with steel wool and painted it . But really, where's the fun in that?

Step 2: Sanding

Now this is where the fun started... I individually sanded down all the loose parts and stacked them up (as in the pic) when my sister in law came to visit. The look on her face was priceless. You could see that look of OMG!!! WT????!!!

But being the softy that she is, her verbal comment was "Wow, I cant wait for the finished product"

Naturally, my response was "Damn, I hope I can get it back together"

Step 3: Getting It Back Together

The reassembling was a bit tricky. More like putting a puzzle together, but the pieces were not fitting. Reason being, this cot was taken apart before (previous owner?) and some of the side rails were different lengths.

So with some doctoring using wood filler and panel pin nails for extending the rails I managed to get it all together.

Step 4: Spraying

After waiting about a day or so for all the glue and wood filler to dry I started painting.

Sprayed the cot with a gloss finish white (which is what my SIL wanted) and then baked it in the sun for a few hours.

Step 5: End Result

This is the end result....

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    7 years ago on Introduction

    Beautiful work! I love how it turned out! Though I usually suggest that the final project be the cover image. You might get a few more views that way. Again, Great work!


    Reply 7 years ago

    Great job. My 1st wife and I bought one just like that brand new for my oldest son. Since, all the children have slept in it. And Grandchildren. Hang on! We bought it while stationed in Del Rio, Tx. brand new on lay-a-way at a Gibsons Dept. Store 44 years ago! You might have an antique, unless some other company copied the plans. It took 3 pay periods to pay it off. It was 29.99....


    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    Thank you and I'm glad if this brought back some good memories for you. I'm not into antiques although I know a few people that are.


    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    Thank you... I will most certainly change it around and hope for a change in viewership numbers.