I'm getting ready to build my "dream crib" and before I commit I'd love to hear from others that entertain the idea. While I've chosen to make it with wood, I'd like to start a discussion with others so that we could all build one.
I've considered metal and pvc tubing as materials to use and they both have merits/disadvantages.
I want it sized for an adult with 4 foot crib rails. I'll be using a twin mattress.
The problem I'm having is how to get in/out and still be secure/solid enough to feel crib confined. I've considered swing out crib rails, both split in the middle and the whole rail hinged at one end. I've also considered an end entrance , currently the better in my thinking. Although unorthodox.
I'd love the sliding rails of my baby past but I'd need a ladder to get in...bummer.
I plan on making the mattress bottom set 16 inches off the floor so a drawer underneath can be installed.
Yeah, it's gonna fill a room, but heck I want to try it before I die.
Any engineers out there with some ideas? Go ahead and get technical. I'll love it.