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A classic spindle design that gives you a choice between flat top or arch top
headboards, and between long spindles running the height of the crib or short
with a solid panel for privacy. Crib spring height is adjustable to four levels.
Plan includes scaled down templates for the curved
pieces, cut lists and full instructions. Crib Hardware Kits (sold separately) are
in four different finishes, and include all necessary hardware. Crib has fixed
Crib Hardware Kits (sold separately) contain:
- Plan includes scaled down templates for the curved
pieces, cut lists and full instructions
- A classic spindle design that gives you a choice between flat top or arch
- Crib spring height is adjustable to four levels
What's In the Box:
- Mattress Spring
- (12) Cylinder Nuts
- (12) Connector Bolts 80mm
- (1) Hex Key Wrench
- (4) Hex Head Machine Screws
- (4) Height Adjustment Brackets
- (1) Hex Head Wrench
- (12) Attaching Wood Screws
- (2) Teething Rail 51" Clear
One Fixed Sides Crib Plan (30704) or One Hardware Kit (contents listed above)
Customer Reviews and Photos for:
Crib Plan with Fixed Sides, Crib Hardware
(3 customer reviews)
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1) Submitted by
Jim R, from Charlottesville, VA
I have built the crib and youth bed portions of this. I would have rated is higher except I found two major issues with the design.
1. There is a discrepancy in the number of slats for the headboard and crib front. The build sheet says 54 slats 10 per end and 17 each front and back. However, if you follow the layout instructions in Fig C and E you come to 18 slats front and back. If you count the slats in the photo there are 17. The end result if you follow the figures is there is insufficient clearance at the end slats to insert the bolt from the crib spring, and the edge slats need to be trimmed to provide sufficient clearance. I suspect the difference is that in Figure C you find the center line of the rail, and place the first slats 1 7/16 out from there, and then apply a uniform 2 7/8 spacing, whereas the photo started with a slat AT the center line. and spaced 2 7/8 from there.
2. The youth footboard attachment has issues with provided crib spring hardware. Two issues here. The upper through hole for the connector bolt comes through approximately where one of the screw holes that secure the plate. However, there is no hole large enough to pass the connector bolt through. I had to drill out the plate to allow this, and relocate a third screw hole to secure the plate. Secondly, the section of the footboard above the notch contacts the attaching plate, while the bottom sits against the wood. As such, you need to take 1/8th inch of the sections above the notch to get a flush fit.
Other than that the plans are good. Templates are accurate, hardware is good quality, measurements for the myriad drill holes are accurate. I did not build the jigs since I used a combination of bandsaw, tapering jig on table saw and drum sander to shape the spindles, an a taper tenon cutter to do the ends.
One construction suggestion I have for anyone that is making it is to cut the top and bottom rails for the headboard from a single piece of wood. The top profile for the bottom rail becomes the bottom profile for the top rail. This will eliminate any variance you may get with pattern transfers, and you will have a uniform profile and as such perfectly equal distances for your slats. I did the rails on two different pieces of wood, and had to deal with about a 3/16th variance to shape out.
Editor's note: Photo is of a prototype and is not used for construction reference. Plan rather than photo is to be used for quantity and placement of spindles.
2) Submitted by
Scott Heikes, from Quincy, IL
Be advised that the two teething rails included in the kit are not enought to do the three straight sides. You will need an extra section.
Editor's note: teething rails are used on sides on and are not used on ends, therefore only two are used.
3) Submitted by
T Dooly, from New Hampton, IA
Disappointed with the "hardware" selection. When selecting hardware, the only thing you are choosing is the type/color of connector bolt. The cross dowels only come in brass! the spring & mounting bracket are brown and the mounting bolts for the spring brackets are silver. My feeling is that when ordering hardware is that "all" visible hardware would be of the same color/material. Also, a quality plan that displays a picture on the front cover should be one that was actually built from the plan. If this were the case, some of the differences would be evident. The plan does have good ideas in building a crib though.
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