October 27, 2009

There's More'n One Way To Make A Plywood Crib


Steve is an excited dad-to-be who wanted to design a crib or changing table that fixed "the one tangible thing about motherhood you [ladies] wish could be changed?" The answer he got back seemed clear enough: "I hate lifting the mattress out of the crib to change the sheets."


And so Steve hopped to, and quickly designed and built a sweet plywood and bamboo crib with a trundle mattress. It's just a mockup, though, and he's now busy integrating the feedback [and CPSC standards on things like gaps between the mattress and crib side that can pose entrapment hazards] into v2.0.


All this, and they're barely into the second trimester. At the rate he's going, Steve will not only have a fully realized design and a beautifully finished crib by the time the kid arrives, he'll have 250,000 Twitter followers and a show on the DIY channel.

And some Saturday along the way, he'll figure out what that it really meant: "Honey, change the crib sheet."

The Baby Project ; The Convenient Crib [23untitled via designmom]


Beautiful crib.
It's funny because whenever I change the crib sheet I always marvel at how easy it is to change the sheet on a mattress that's so small and light. Just lift it up, balance it on the crib rail, change the sheet and reinsert. However, my wife thought it was a major pain so we ended up with "The Ultimate Crib Sheet" which I found to be more of a pain to change than the regular crib sheet but what do I know?
Did I mention that this is a beautiful crib?

I like this idea. I always smash my fingers between the mattress and the frame.

I wonder about it tipping over though when the trundle is out if there was a heavier mattress in it.

Also a lock so when the baby becomes a toddler, he or she can't pull it out and create a giant climbing apparatus.

Very cool.

I gotta say, changing that sheet really is a pain. We have an older crib with a side that goes down, & I STILL hate changing the sheet. Kudos to Steve! If only his wife had gotten pregnant a couple of years earlier...

I gotta say I am a bit disappointed. I fully expected some Jetsons-inspired robotic arm to change the sheet for me...

a female robotic arm, I'm sure.

Google DT

Contact DT

Daddy Types is published by Greg Allen with the help of readers like you.
Got tips, advice, questions, and suggestions? Send them to:
greg [at] daddytypes [dot] com

Join the [eventual] Daddy Types mailing list!



copyright 2024 daddy types, llc.
no unauthorized commercial reuse.
privacy and terms of use
published using movable type