Oak Co-Sleeper

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Project by pcbruce posted 09-09-2011 03:39 AM 8562 views 3 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After looking at commercially available co-sleepers and being dissatisfied with what I found, I decided to build this one. The key to dimensioning the project was to use a standard crib mattress. The store-bought co-sleepers had mattresses that were too thin to provide any comfort at all. Height of the bed places the top of the mattress even with the big bed next to it. The style of the piece matches the existing bedroom furniture. My daughter, a nursing mother, wouldn’t be without it now. White oak was used throughout, with the exception of red oak trim on the legs (I have a pile of salvaged oak flooring). The bed is heavy enough that no locking provision was necessary to keep in next to the bed and makes it easier to move it for cleaning. Because I had to transport it from Florida to Arizona, I made it in four pieces, ends, side, and stretcher. Assembly uses ten 4-9nch screws with dowel nuts to hold it solidly together.

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#1 posted 09-09-2011 07:45 AM

Great looking piece. My wife would go gaga over this. She nursed our children and was big into co-sleeping. The co-sleeper we had was wicker and to our suprise was recalled by the manufacturer. I would sugest just for the sake of redundant safety that you devise a way to strap it to the big bed or chalk-it in place. On a design aspect I do like the X cross pattern and the trim it gives it a period furniture feel.

-- Lotidus

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Rich C

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#2 posted 09-09-2011 02:38 PM

Very Nice! I’ve got a new grand baby on the way and I think my daughter would love to have one.

-- Rich, Walhonding, Ohio

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#3 posted 09-09-2011 04:00 PM

Great job!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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