Build Crib project
Five reasons To Think About A Self Build Crib project
You can spend a lot of money on a baby crib. There are some amazing designs out there, and some of the more unusual kinds can cost thousands of dollars to buy. A baby spends a lot of time in his crib so you want to make sure you get the right one but you don’t have to buy one in a store. As an alternative to a store bought one, you can build a crib. A self-build crib can be easier than you think and there are advantages.
So what are the advantages of a self-build crib? Well firstly there is the cost. You can control the cost completely when you build a crib. You can even spread the cost and the project over time, although it’s always a good idea to have a home build crib ready early, just in case.
Secondly, there is the fact you know your self-build crib will be good quality. You may be unsure about trying to build a crib, especially if you don’t have too much experience. But there are a lot of places you can get help, including some great woodworking forums on the internet. The most important thing you need to make sure of if you do build a crib is safety standards. These do change from time to time, so make sure the patterns you use to build a crib are appropriate and up to date. You can always make changes to them if you need to bring them to standard. You also need to make sure you use the highest quality materials you can, although if you are going to paint the crib rather than stain it, it’s okay to use timber of a slightly lower quality.
The third advantage of a self-build crib is the satisfaction of knowing you have made it yourself. There’s nothing better than putting the final piece of a project in place and knowing you’ve done a good job. If you build a crib, you’ll look at it every day and think “Hey, I did that!” Not only that, but you’ll be able to tell your child that you made it yourself and maybe develop a love for woodworking in your child.
If you build a crib yourself you will be able to finish it just how you want to. If you’ve seen the hand painted cribs for sale, you’ll know just how much you have to pay for them. A self-build crib can be personalized really easy. You can sign it with your name and the date, you can write your child’s name on it, you can paint it any design or color you want. Imagine how much you’d have to pay to get a custom made crib like that. You can build your crib for a fraction of the cost.
Another thing you might want to think about is the heirloom aspect of a self-build crib. If you buy a standard crib from a store, they’re all the same. What’s the point of wanting to hand that down to future generations? But handing down a unique home-build crib to future generations is something for you and your child to be truly proud of.
So while you’re looking at all the cribs available why not think about the fact you can build a crib yourself. Cost, quality, satisfaction, personalization and an heirloom to be proud of – all great reasons to consider a self-build crib project.
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