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 board.

b) the installation of side railings.

Selected timber for bassinet base.

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

Victorian Ash balustrades dressed and ready to be cut.

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

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

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

Install and glue railings.

Balustrades fixed in position with glue and dowels.

Varnish applied before fixed to legs.

Bassinet attached to legs.

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Rock your baby to sleep :)

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  • Elizabeth
    on Jun 29, 2019

    Do you have more instructions on how this is done the dimensions of what was cut etc. love the bassinet expecting first grandchild and would love for my husband and two sons to make this for my daughter shower. Any help would be greatly appreciated

  • Elizabeth
    on Jul 15, 2019

    How did you do the legs of the bassinet and can you tell me the dimensions?

  • Ren18023924
    on Nov 29, 2020

    This is beautiful! Do you have plans that you could share?

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  • Marina
    on Mar 1, 2019

    Please round the corners for the sake of the baby.

  • Helena
    on Oct 4, 2019

    As I understand your budget was calculated only on materials for the most crib? I mean that in these 45$ probably does not include the cost of bed linen, pillows and other things for the baby:) However, I like the price and the way it looks, you only need to beg her husband to do something like that. Judging from the review the average such a crib is worth about 200-300$ now

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