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In our previous post, we upcycled the rails and mattress platform from an old baby crib. This crib could not be reused or donated as it didn't meet current US government safety standards. Rather than send it to the landfill, our friends offered it to us.
This project comes together using the spindles from the crib side. We're making a side table that doubles as storage for Steph's pet dog Mac's stuffed animals!
A drill press would be the preferred tool for this to get precise holes, but we don't have one of those! Steph drilled these and I helped keep the sawdust under control. Note: after our first test fit with the spindles, we realized we needed to add more spindles. We added additional holes between the ones we first made.
Although, Steph is using her new table for Mac's toys, it would be perfect for a child's room to keep all those stuffed animals contained. Caution: If using in a child's room, be sure to make the opening either too small for a child's head to go through or wide enough so a child can not get stuck.
Have you ever reused parts from an old crib? What did you make?
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FYI: We are not professionals, and we don't claim to be. This is what we found worked for our project. Yours may need a little different approach. Safety first!
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