Baby Bassinet, My First Real Project!

  • Advertise with us
Project by BreakingBoardom posted 02-01-2010 09:05 PM 4144 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So, this was my first real project. I built my workbench prior to this but didn’t have to do any sanding or staining or anything complex. I learned a lot from building this and patience was probably the first thing I learned. I also may do things a little differently when it comes to finishing my ext project. As for construction, it’s all made from pine. It’s stained with a Red Oak stain and finished of with some polyurethane. The bottom fabric shelf my wife sewed some Winnie The Pooh material up and added some snap buttons to eat for easy removal for washing. It is hung on some 3’4” square stock after I rounded the corners by running it through the router. The side rails are all joined with dowels and the legs were mortise and tenon joints. The plywood bottom sits on inner rails that were screwed to the rails and the headboard and footboard. Overall I think it turned out pretty good and my wife is happy so that’s what counts. I made itfairly tall since I’m 6’4” and my wife is 6’2” and we didn’t want to have to bend really far. I think the rails for the shelf below help stabilize it nicely though so iit’s pretty sturdy. Also, the slat spacing complis with CPSC standards and the design is something I drew up after looking at some bassinets with my wife. The actual pad that goes into this is a 18”x36” cradle pad. My wife and I being above average in height wanted to make it a little larger to accomodate a possibly larger child. Just in case. lol. That’s about it. Any other questions, feel free to ask. And I also have a link to more pics if interested. Thanks!

Bassinet Pics

-- Matt -

7 comments so far

View Hallmark's profile


432 posts in 3464 days

#1 posted 02-01-2010 09:13 PM

Good job, looks very nice.

-- Style is simple, but not my execution of it.

View Beginningwoodworker's profile


13345 posts in 4030 days

#2 posted 02-01-2010 11:11 PM

Nice job.

View a1Jim's profile


117614 posts in 3935 days

#3 posted 02-02-2010 06:23 AM

Looks great Matt

View norwood's profile


303 posts in 3427 days

#4 posted 02-02-2010 07:15 AM

looks nice and well built thats the kind of thing that gets used for a long time and sees many generations well done

-- of all the things Ive lost in life i miss my mind the most

View JPWHIT's profile


63 posts in 3289 days

#5 posted 07-29-2010 02:49 AM

Not bad at all. Brings you a certain joy knowing that you made it yourself huh. :)

-- Measure once, then twice and cut only after you made sure your good. John Paul

View BreakingBoardom's profile


615 posts in 3439 days

#6 posted 07-29-2010 07:54 PM

JPWHIT, yeah it does bring a certain joy. And I’m just finishing up the crib so I’ll have pics of that done soon too.

-- Matt -

View learnin2do's profile


891 posts in 3209 days

#7 posted 08-09-2010 05:50 AM

Y’all are too busy to finish any projects now i bet!

-- ~christine @ used2btrees

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics