Baby Boys Bassinet

11 Materials
20 Hours

The idea of building my baby boys bassinet felt like a perfect way for me to welcome him into our lives. I used a variety of timber - Oregon, Merbu, Cypress pine, and Victorian Ash all of which I salvaged from worksite skips, and hard rubbish collection piles.

*I must apologise in advance as during the building process I forgot to take a few photos

a) the gluing up process of both end panels and the base

baby boys bassinet

Selected timber for bassinet base.

baby boys bassinet

Some rippings of Victorian Ash from worksite (soon to be bassinet balustrade).

baby boys bassinet

Victorian Ash balustrades dressed and ready to be cut.

*On the right of this photo is a length of Cypress pine.

baby boys bassinet

Ripped, cut, and dressed Cypress pine legs and Oregon base board.

baby boys bassinet

Fitting end panels to base board and setting height of bassinet.

baby boys bassinet

Install and glue railings.

baby boys bassinet

Balustrades fixed in position with glue and dowels.

baby boys bassinet

Varnish applied before fixed to legs.

baby boys bassinet

Bassinet attached to legs.

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Suggested materials:

  • 10mm cup head bolts x2  (Bunnings warehouse)
  • Washers x2  (Bunnings warehouse)
  • Nuts x2  (Bunnings warehouse)
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  • Debra Y

    Lovely, I have a cradle my father made for my first child (now 45) but I like yours so much more!

  • Alice T.
    30 minutes ago

    Looking forward to my first great-grandchild. Will forward DIY bassinet info to its father (my grandson). Would be lovely to have this to hand down through generations of grandchildren. Alice

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